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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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Of Cheese and Castles

At 1100 m high in the centre of the Mountains of the Jura, the Fort ….

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Raymond Blanc Besancon

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

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European Heritage Open Days

Journées européennes du patrimoine (European Heritage Open Days) in France are 21 – 22 ….

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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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Salins-les-Bains – visit the Saltworks!

UNESCO has just announced that it has extended recognition of the Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans ….

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Scenic Railways in France

The railway journey from Nimes(30 Gard, Occitani) to Clermont Ferrand (63 Puy de Dome, ARA) ….

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Besançon Christmas Market

Besançon Christmas Market (Doubs, Bourgogne – BFC) runs from 23 November – 24 December 2019 ….

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Finding French Fromage

Anthony Peregrine in the Times (27 July 2008) embarks on a cheesey tour of France ….

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On your bicyclette – City Bike Hire in France

Velomagg in Montepellier (34 Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon) is another of the growing number of city bike ….

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On your bicyclette! City bike schemes in France

It all started in Paris with the Velib’ Scheme – an amalgam of Velo (cycle) ….

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Vacherin du Haut Doubs

Over at there are these great photos and article on this cheese ….

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