Rouen (76 Seine-Maritime, Normandy) and the Seine is to be host to the 2013 Armada of Liberty, l’Armada de la Liberté 6-16 June 2013.
In 2013, the association “L’Armada de la liberté” – “The Sails of Freedom” will be celebrating its 25th anniversary and its 6th edition of the Armada that is to be
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a wine fair on the Moselle in France!
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Ship festival on the Med
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a gentle cycle along the Canal in Burgundy
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A mere 800km of cycling along the Loire Valley
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The city of Orleans (45, Loiret, Centre) hosts the Festival de Loire 21-25 September 2011, a celebration of the river in all its forms.
Special guests are the Dutch who are arriving via canals, the Seine and Loire to participate with traditional vessels and local food More than 200 traditional boats (sailing boats, barges and
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1-4 September 2011 sees the Rendezvous de l’Erdre, a Jazz festival along the banks of, and on the river Erdre which runs through the city of Nantes (44, Loire Atlantique, Loire Valley). This combination of Music and nautical pleasures stretches from Nort-sur-Erdre just north of the city to the city centre, where the river Erdre
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Strasbourg (67 Bas-Rhin, Alsace) is a major European city – on France’s eastern border with Germany and the Rhine, home of the European Court of Human Rights and one of the two seats of the European Parliament (the other being in Brussels, Belgium).
Somehow you do not expect to find anything more than a stuffy, bureaucratic
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Our ocassional series of articles using local knowledge to help you get the best out of a visit to different parts of France.
Saumur (49 Maine et Loire, Pays de Loire)
Where to stay
English/French family-owned Gite and B&B (Chambres d’Hote) – Le Bellevue on a vineyard run by Sarah-Jane Beaumont
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Most of us hit the autoroute as soon as landing (or de-training) in Calais and heading South (or East), the most frequent diversion being for shopping in one of the Hypermarkets or the Cité Europe complex at Coquelles.
However, there are other reasons to stop in the local areanewly-opened Calais Lace Museum (Cité Internationale de
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