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ripening grapes in the Loire

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Côtes de Duras wine fair

The town of Duras (47 Lot et Garonne, Nouvelle Aquitaine) boasts an impressive Chateau on ….

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Carcassonne Gras Market

The town of Carcassonne (11 Aude, Occitanie) holds its “Marché aux Gras” (literally “fat market) ….

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Brittany Ferries to Bilbao

Brittany Ferries will add Portsmouth-Bilbao to is list of ferry routes from 27 March 2011 ….

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Jamie Oliver in Southwest France

Channel4 TV is running a series by chef Jamie Oliver called “Jamie Does….”. On 12 ….

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Goat Eaters Brotherhood!

At Bellegarde-en-Marche (23 Creuse Limousin), the locals are so keen on goat that a Confrerie ….

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Minervois festival

The Minervois region of the Languedoc holds a major wine festival in Bize-Minervois (11 Aude, ….

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Le weekend in…. Lille

With such easy access from the UK by road or Eurostar Lille (59 Nord, Hauts ….

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Fourme de Monbrison

An interesting cheese seldom seen in the UK is the Fourme de Montbrison which ….

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Roscoff Onion Festival

From 18 – 19 August 2018 the pretty Brittany port of Roscoff celebrates the local ….

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Luchon Flower Festival

The town of Luchon (31 Haut-Garonne, Occitanie) (also known as Bagnères de Luchon) in the ….

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Cheaper eating in France

From 1 July 2009 the French Government has lowered VAT (or TVA in France) on ….

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Le Weekend in…. Eauze

Part of our series featuring places for a short stay in the in France we ….

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Healthy duck and goose??

I suspect we all look for evidence to convince us that our bad habits are ….

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Summer in the Aveyron??

Now here’s an opportunity to spend several months in one of the most beautiful ….

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Food and Drink in the Lot

I am a great fan of the Lot département (46 Midi-Pyrenees), initially from wine-hunting around ….

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Making Malbec wine in Paris!

The Montmartre vineyard in the heart of Paris is well-known, but the BK Wine Blog ….

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Chateau Grinou goes organic!

Guy Cuisset at Chateau Grinou in Bergerac is an extraordinary winemaker – for years his ….

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A delightful hidden corner of France

The trouble with writing about “hidden” corners of France, is that you run ….

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Saint Sardos Wine Festival

The small appellation of Saint Sardos, (82 Tarn-et-Garonne, Occitanie) some 50km west of Toulouse and ….

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Quercy wine fair

The winemakers of the Coteaux du Quercy VDQS celebrate their annual wine fair ( la ….

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