For the first 2 weeks of August each year (from 30 July to 15 August in 2013) the quiet Gascony village of Marciac (32 Gers, Midi-Pyrenees) holds its annual JAZZ Festival= Jazz in Marciac
This usually serene small town in the middle of Gascony comes alive in the heart of a region which is peaceful,
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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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The Festival “Musique en Vignes dans le Frontonnais” takes place 1-12 July 2012
A series of musical concerts held in wine cellars, churches and other venues covering the range from classical to jazz is planned each followed by a wine tasting from different Fronton vineyards, including personal favourites such as Chateau Bouissel. Fronton wines
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House with pool and garden for sale in the Lot
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Along with the rest of Europe, France will be holding its Journées Europeénnes de Patrimoine (European Heritage Days) 17-18 September 2011. The weekend provides endless opportunities to discover and explore a wealth of France’s cultural and sometimes industrial treasures – history, archictecture, arts and crafts, museums and galleries – wherever you are that weekend look
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Gaillac (81,Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees) holds its annual wine fair (Fete des Vins) 6-7 August 2011. Situated between Toulouse and Albi, the wines of this region tend to be a variation on the Languedoc style.
Between the wine-producing areas of Bordeaux and Languedoc-Roussillon, the Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrénées vineyards have succeeded in perpetuating their wine-growing vocation across a
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The village of St Clar (32 Gers, Midi-Pyrenees) holds an annual Garlic Festival – 4 August 2011.
You might be surprised at the displays of garlic (windmills, towers) and the sheer range of garlic varieties that are available – both for sale and for entry into numerous competitions.
For more info see www.tourisme-gers.com
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The Violet Festival in the Pink City
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The French Government has announced plans to extend the high speed train network beyond Bordeaux to connect to Agen, Toulouse and another line to Bayonne, Biarritz and the Spanish Border. This is in addition to a new line from Bordeaux north to Tours and the Loire Valley. However don’t get too excited just yet –
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