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Brantôme, Perigord Vert and the Moulin de l’Abbaye Hotel

A 4-star hotel near Perigueux (24 Dordogne, Nouvelle Aquitaine) Moulin de l’Abbaye (the Abbey ….

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Cahors in the Lot Valley

Cahors on a loop in the Lot river is the perfect south west France town to stroll around ….

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Madiran – Le Prieuré Hotel

The small south-west appellation of Madiran (64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle Aquitaine) is home to the ….

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Côtes de Duras wine fair

The town of Duras (47 Lot et Garonne, Nouvelle Aquitaine) boasts an impressive Chateau on ….

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Carcassonne Gras Market

The town of Carcassonne (11 Aude, Occitanie) holds its “Marché aux Gras” (literally “fat market) ….

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Brittany Ferries to Bilbao

Brittany Ferries will add Portsmouth-Bilbao to is list of ferry routes from 27 March 2011 ….

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Jamie Oliver in Southwest France

Channel4 TV is running a series by chef Jamie Oliver called “Jamie Does….”. On 12 ….

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Goat Eaters Brotherhood!

At Bellegarde-en-Marche (23 Creuse(Nouvelle Aquitaine) the locals are so keen on goat that a Confrerie ….

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Minervois festival

The Minervois region of the Languedoc holds a major wine festival in Bize-Minervois (11 Aude, ….

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Le weekend in…. Lille

FWith such easy access from the UK by road or Eurostar, Lille (59 Nord, ….

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Fourme de Monbrison

An interesting cheese seldom seen in the UK is the Fourme de Montbrison which ….

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Roscoff Onion Festival

From 24 – 25 August 2019 the pretty Brittany port of Roscoff celebrates the local ….

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Luchon Flower Festival

The town of Luchon (31 Haut-Garonne, Occitanie) (also known as Bagnères de Luchon) in the ….

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Cheaper eating in France

From 1 July 2009 the French Government has lowered VAT (or TVA in France) on ….

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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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Summer in the Aveyron??

Now here’s an opportunity to spend several months in one of the most beautiful ….

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Food and Drink in the Lot

I am a great fan of the Lot département (46 Midi-Pyrenees), initially from wine-hunting around ….

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Making Malbec wine in Paris!

The Montmartre vineyard in the heart of Paris is well-known, but the BK Wine Blog ….

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Chateau Grinou goes organic!

Guy Cuisset at Chateau Grinou in Bergerac is an extraordinary winemaker – for years his ….

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