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Chantilly Chateau, Gardens, Cream and Lace

The Chateau de Chantilly (60 Oise, Hauts de France) has most famously given its name ….

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Royal Saltworks

In 1982, the Royal Saltworks (Saline Royale) at Arc-et-Senans (25 Doubs, BCF) was included ….

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Provence Perfume Factory and Museum

L’Occitane en Provence’s factory at Manosque (04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence.PACA) is open to the public and ….

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Flower Market at Nerac

The town of Nérac (47 Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle Aquitaine) holds its annual Flower Market (marché ….

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Rhododendron Festival!

The village of Châteauneuf-sur-Loire (45 Loiret, Centre Val-de-Loire) lies just to the east of Orléans ….

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Normandy Garden Festival

A Plant fair at the Château de Crosville-sur-Douve (50 Manche, Normandie) – A Franco-British ‘Journées ….

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Cote d’Azur Garden Festival

This Spring across the Riviera and including the towns of Nice, Cannes, Grasse, Antibes and ….

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Paris Honey Festival

Paris is proud of its gardens and hosts an annual Garden Festival Fete des Jardins ….

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Languedoc Water Garden

The Languedoc’s climate is not generally very conducive to the development of traditional gardens, but ….

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Provence Violet Festival

The village of Tourettes-sur-Loup (06 Alpes-Maritimes, Provence) celebrates violets with its Voilet Festival (Fête des ….

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Loire Pumpkin Festival

Loire Pumpkin Festival at a Chateau southwest of Tours ….

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Medieval French Gardens

There are a selection of “medieval” gardens in central France which could be worth a ….

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Amiens Water Market

Amiens (30 Somme, Hauts de France) is mainly known for its gothic cathedral, but in ….

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Normandy Tulip Festival

The Chateau de Vendeuvre plays host to a tulip festival (Festival de la Tulipe) 1-30 ….

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Worth a detour – Gerberoy, Oise

Gerberoy = another Beautiful Village in France – there are 32,000 villages in France! ….

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Sault Lavender Festivities

Celebrate the Provence Lavender Harvest ….

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Conceze Raspberry Festival

Conceze Raspberry Festival

Every year the village of Concèze (19 Corrèze, Nouvelle Aquitaine) north ….

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Roses in Avignon at AlteraRosa

Think ahead to warm (or even hot) Spring days in Provence – add the magnificent ….

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Villages fleuri

The Villes et Villages Fleuris is a national scheme whereby villages and towns compete ….

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Cour-Cheverny and the Cheverny Wine Festival

Grape Harvest Festival

The wine appellations of Cheverny AOC and Cour-Cheverny AOC are just south ….

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