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Vauban’s impressive legacy

Watching the Tour de France last week, I noticed that one stage finished in the ….

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Aquitaine Asparagus Festival

The Aquitaine Asparagus Festival takes place 27 – 28 April 2019 in the village of ….

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Brouage Fort – Charentes

The Fort of Brouage (La place forte de Brouage) was originally constructed by a local ….

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The Top places to visit in France

French TV Channel France 2 has published a list of the Top places to visit ….

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Historic Arras , Capital of the Artois

Arras (62 Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais) in one of those places which many of us speed past ….

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Raymond Blanc Besancon

Frenchman Raymond Blanc (by now an almost Englishman) write in the Guardian (14 March 2015) ….

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Dunkerque and Gravelines

Dunkerque is becoming a popular destination for cross-channel travellers with the regular ferry service from ….

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Springtime in Blaye

The town of Blaye (33 Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine) on the right bank of the Gironde ….

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Antibes Vintage Sailing Regatta

Classic Sail boat regatta on the French Riviera ….

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Magical Belle-Ile – and opera

A special island – even has a summer Opera Festival ….

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Water fun in Arras

The otherwise rather dour northern french city of Arras (62 Pas-de-Calais, Nord- Pas-de-Calais) opens a ….

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European Museums Night

Saturday 18 May 2019 is the date for the Nuit Européenne des Musées (European Museums ….

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Christmas Markets in the Doubs

South of Besancon lies the pretty town of Ornans (25 Doubs, BFC) which will be ….

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Perpignan Christmas Market

The Christmas Market (Marché de Noel) in Perpignan (66 Pyrenees-Orientales, Occitanie) takes place on Quai ….

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Worth a detour – Bergues

The main attractions of much of northern France are the impressive main squares of the ….

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Art in Lille

The northern French city of Lille is one of my favourites for a weekend break ….

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Underground gardens in Arras!

BOVES d’ARRAS

Each spring in Arras, (62, Pas-de-Calais), the underground city beneath the town (known ….

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Pop in Arras’ Main Square Festival

Every summer the northern French city of Arras (62 Pas-de-Calais, Hauts de France) holds a ….

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Besançon Christmas Market

Besançon Christmas Market (Doubs, Bourgogne – BFC) runs from 30 November – 24 December 2018 ….

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Lille’s Christmas celebrations

Lille Christmas Market has to be worth a trip – at any time of year ….

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