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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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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The town of la Roche-Posay(86 Vienne, Poitou-Charentes) east of Chatellerault offers a different slant on the seasonal festivities when it holds a Medieval Christmas Market (Marché de Noël Médiéval) from 3-4 December 2011
With a distinctly medieval theme and the locals dressed in medieval costume it may just recreate some of the magic of Christmas
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Ryanair links Poitiers with Barcelona, Beauvais with Pau
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Despite already having a well-developed high speed train (TGV) network, the French have plans to double the length of the special TGV lines by 2020 from the current 1750km. Trains a Grand Vitesse (TGVs) do run on on many major routes, but not all the line is a dedicated TGV track which permits speeds of
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Information on domestic flights in France is not easy to come by, one reason being that Air France has such a dominant position in France and already have flights on most internal routes. Plus the French market is not as competitive. The French Railway system between major cities is
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In the heart of the Loire Valley there is an ideal solution for francophiles who are interested in wine. The Le Bellevue not only offers some stylish self-contained accommodation but also an opportunity to get really close to the process of transforming grapes into wine.
Surrounded by vineyards and sleepy hamlets our French/Anglo home
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Poitiers (86 Vienne, Poitou-Charentes) is a bit of a contradiction – laden with history (such as the Battle of Poitiers in the 100 years war) and yet host (on its outskirts) to the futuristic Futuroscope – a sort of theme park but with a real intention of looking into the future. I have to confess
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The Tour de France 2008 (21 stages, 3500 km) Stage 5 is on 9 July 2008 and starts from Cholet (49 Maine-et-Loire) and runs 232km to Chateauroux (36 Indre, Centre) via Loudun (86 Vienne, Poitou-Charentes)
For more on the Tour de France 2008 see www.letour.fr/ For details of coverage on ITV see www.itv.com
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Most French autoroutes between major towns and cities are toll motorways, which whilst often offering fast and uncrowded dual-carriageways, can nevertheless add significantly to the cost of a trip through France – e.g over €90 (over £60) on a one-way trip from Calais to Nice (1226km of motorway driving about 760 miles).
However there are
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