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Stay in a Castle or Chateau In France

There are some extraordinary places to stay in France including fortified castles, real Chateaux ….

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Visions of France – Garlic

Whilst our usual menu of practical information on visiting France is on hold ….

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Fourcès – Gers Flower Market

Bastide de Fources

The village of Fourcès (32 Gers, Occitanie) is a delightful and ….

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Tour de France

The extraordinary professional cycle race the Tour de France and its accompanying circus and roadshow ….

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Madiran, South West wine village

In deepest Gascony and in the foothills of the Pyrénées lies the idyllic landscape of Madiran, home to the original Malbec wines of the name. ….

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Marciac Jazz in the Gers

For the first 2 weeks of August each year (from 25 July to 15 August ….

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Saint Clar Garlic Festival in the Gers

The village of Saint Clar (32 Gers, Occitanie) holds an annual Saint Clar Garlic Festival ….

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Madiran – Vineyard Gite

In the deepest south west of France lies the wine region of Madiran – renown ….

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Pacherenc du Vic Bilh and Fronton wines in the UK

As a fan of SW France, its wines and its food it is always good ….

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Le Weekend in…. Eauze

Part of our series featuring places for a short stay in the in France we ….

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Healthy duck and goose??

I suspect we all look for evidence to convince us that our bad habits are ….

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Cake to accompany Foie Gras??

Apparently there is a type of pain d’epices (spice cake, rather like gingerbread) made with ….

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Madiran wine and Pacherenc du Vic Bilh

The two appellations of Madiran AC (red) and Pacherenc du Vic Bilh AC (white) were ….

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Gascony Wine Fair in Eauze

The Vignerons Independants (independent wine makers) of the Vins de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne ….

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British Winemakers turned French Vignerons

Simon Hawkins at Domaine du Fontenay

Jancis Robinson in the Financial Times (12 May ….

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Condom Bandas Festival

The extraordinarily rich musical traditions of this otherwise quiet and peaceful part of rural France ….

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Didier Barre, Madiran winemaker at Viella

A personal favourite, Domaine Berthomieu is a small domaine (26 hectares) in the village of ….

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Plaimont celebrates the French Paradox

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Jazz in Marciac

Jazz in Marciac, (32 Gers, Midi-Pyrenees)

This normally tranquil bastide town in deepest Gascony ….

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Tempo Latino at Vic Fezensac

Festival of Afro, Cuban, Salsa and Latin music and dance, in the middle of the ….

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