Journées européennes du patrimoine (European Heritage Open Days) in France are 15-16 September 2012.
Throughout the weekend and across France, many galleries, museums and other buildings open their doors for free to celebrate local history and heritage.
The Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde, Reims
The 12 million visitors during the 2011 weekend confirmed that for
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As a special summer promotion Rail Europe is offering up to 80% off First Class train travel in France this summer – includes TGVs which is often the fastest between Paris and destinations in southern France including Nice, Marseille, Montpellier, Toulouse and Bordeaux. Book by 24 August 2012!
Take the train from Paris to Nice,
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John & Caroline Scallan are offering a short stay package based around the rest day of the Tour de France in July 2012, allied with a wine tour of the Jura based at their B&B in Burgundy(Sens-sur-Seille 71)
Are you interested in the Tour ide France? Do you like wine? How about a couple of
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Saturday 18 May 2013 is the date for the 2012 Nuit Européenne des Musées
Although a Europe-wide event, France plays a major role with more than 1300 Museums/ Galleries open to the public for the night (hours vary between 19h00 and midnight) including:
Vauban’s Citadelle in Besancon (25Doubs, Franche-Comté)
Maritime Museum in la Rochelle (17
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An irrestible introduction to the wine, cheese, food and countryside of Jura
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more fast train connections in Burgundy and across the Pyrenees
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South of Besancon lies the pretty town of Ornans (25 Doubs, Franche-Comté) which will be holding a traditional Christmas Market from 30 November – 2 December 2012 with 60+ stalls offering a wide collection of local foods, local crafts, gifts and ideas for Christmas and New Year.
This is a region not often visited by
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Recent news (Oct 2010) suggests that some fuel prices in France remain better than UK, even allowing for the slightly weaker exchange rate than was available in the summer
Using a real exchange rate on a pre-paid currency card of £1=€1.12 (e.g. after commission etc) current best prices are roughly as follows:-
Diesel (Gazole) €1.12/litre
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Eastern Burgundy – the area to the east of the A6 autoroute inlcuding the Jura and Saone et Loire departements offers many diversions and many good reasons to break free from the headlong rush south to the Alps and Mediterranean!
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At Voiteur (39 Jura, Franche Comté) on 2-3 February 2013 the Percée du Vin Jaune festival takes place (and every year on the first weekend in February).
The festival celebrates the piercing or tapping of the barrels of the Jura’s famous “Yellow Wine” (vin jaune) which has spent 6 years and 3 months maturing, to
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