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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A British-owned gite/B&B near Cognac offering calm and tranquility is to be discovered at Cherac near Cognac (17 Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes) within easy reach of the A10 autoroute north of Bordeaux. Just 11km from Cognac the region offers everything from the obvious attractions of Cognac (and Pineau des Charentes) production to ancient Roman and pre-historic artefacts,
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The Independent (6 September 2008) reports on a legal battle which has been joined over a Whisky which is finished in France, but nevertheless is marketed under the title “Scotch Whisky”. The Bercloux Brewery in the village of Bercloux (17 Charente-Maritime) between Cognac and St Jean d’Angely has a bit of a history of producing
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An opportunity to visit France’s rich heritage of Gardens is offered for the weekend of 29 May – 1 June 2008 with the “Rendezvous des Jardins” (meetings with gardens).
Sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture, more than 2000 private and public parks and gardens across France will be open to the public.
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Maison Deau’s cellars are situated near Gemozac in the Charentes, between the town of Cognac and the sea. This is a long-established family Cognac house, which until recently sold most of its production to one of the major marques in Cognac, but has now decided that it is proud enough of the quality of its
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The number of budget airline routes to France from the UK is continuing to grow, as is the number of French destinations – no longer restricted to the major cities. This really does open up some of the less well-known parts of France. The list below shows the extent of the coverage – and this
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