This summer (June 2011) Eastern Airways launches a 3 x weekly service to Dijon, Burgundy. The airline uses Southampton as a UK hub with flights from Liverpool, Leeds/Bradford, Aberdeen and elsewhere. The alternative route to Dijon would be to fly to Lyon (200km south)
Dijon is in the heart of Burgundy and its famous vineyards
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A new airport is due to open in June 2010 serving Brive-la-Gaillarde/Souillac. Just 12 miles from Souillac and the upper Dordogne
Situated between Cressenac and Nespouls south of Brive(Correze) and just to the west of the A20 (l’Occitaine) Autoroute between Paris and Toulouse, this promises to be a popular destination – it is a beautiful
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Whilst the French have announced that all airspace north of an axis between Nice and Bordeaux will remain closed until at least 0600 GMT Tuesday 20 April 2010. the volcanic ash cloud still keeps UK and northern European destinations remain closed but the following southern French airports are open:-
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The recent shutdown of the skies across the UK, France and much of northern Europe has led to consideration of alternative modes of transport – train is probably the most obvious, but there is heavy demand for Eurostar seats between London and Paris or Brussels and getting a reservation at short notice will be difficult.
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Ryanair links Poitiers with Barcelona, Beauvais with Pau
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Ryanair is introducing new flights to France next summer (2010) from Leeds/Bradford to Limoges, Montpellier, Nantes and Carcassonne! There are already flights from Yorkshire Avignon, Bergerac,Chambery, La Rochelle, Nice, Paris and Toulouse.
This comes at the same time as Ryanair has also announced the cancelling of many flights from Stansted over this winter.
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Air France has introduced a new route from London’s City Airport to Nantes at the mouth of the Loire, ideally situated to explore Brittany, the Loire Valley and the Vendée – see www.airfrance.co.uk
Meanwhile budget airline Easyjet starts flights from London Luton to Montpellier in southern France from 7 July 2009 – well-positioned for the
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If you are a fan of Bruce Springsteen, Lily Allen or Lenny Kravitz, then a visit to the town of Carhaix(29 Finistere, Brittany) from 16-19 July 2009 should be on your agenda. This is for the well-established Villes Charrues music festival – a literal translation being “old ploughs” festival. But be warned. this is a
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Part of our series featuring places to stay and explore for a weekend or longer with recommendations on where to stay, eat, visit etc – recommendations from personal knowledge of people who know the local area well.
Why Entraygues-sur-Truyere? Entraygues-sur-Truyere is a picturesque riverside village, where two rivers meet, the Lot River and the
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The towns of the French Riviera have been synonymous with wealth and sophistication since the mid nineteenth century. The pretty town of Nice, cradled by mountains that curve around to meet its majestic shoreline, is baked in year-round Mediterranean sunshine. Its central location and the excellent local rail and road connections make Nice an ideal
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