Things To Do On A Weekend In Lille

Lille is very colourful, welcoming and dynamic. It’s a far cry from the grey and rainy clichés of the Nord Pas de Calais region. The city is nestled close to the Belgium border and is the main city in France’s Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, which like Lille does not really have a reputation for pulling in the […]

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5 Best Outdoor Swimming Pools In Paris

Despite longing for it since September, the honeymoon phase of warm weather in the city tends to fade rather quickly. While baking hot days and long summer evenings are wonderful in theory, if you’re stuck in an office, the Métro or anywhere indoors you may as well be staring at a Caribbean screensaver for all […]

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Best Markets In France – The Top Five

Apart from visiting museums, monuments and wandering around a city, it is fascinating to discover the culture and the habits of French people. You will notice that markets are an integral part of French life.

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Discovering Corsica – An Experience Of A Lifetime

More than three million people visit Corsica each year, drawn by the mild climate and some of the most diverse landscapes in all Europe. Nowhere in the Mediterranean there are beaches finer than the island’s perfect half-moon bays of white sand and transparent water, or seascapes more dramatic than the red porphyry Calanches of the […]

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Discovering The Pyrenees Orientales Region Of France

For most of its life, the Pyrenees-Orientales region (formerly called Roussillon) of Languedoc was Spanish, only reverting to France in 1659. Since then it has retained a distinctively Catalan flavour, with Catalan spoken widely, and the Sardana dance, Bullfights and Paschal rituals still performed. The food too has a Spanish flavour, with spicy chorizzo and […]

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Tips For Cheap Holidaying In France

Statistics and surveys all agree upon one thing: France is the perfect holiday destination. Known for its incredible cultural riches and relentless pursuit of the good life, France has captured the imagination of the world.

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Things To Do In The French Alps In The Summer

The French Alps are rich in things to do and enjoy during a summer holiday. Alpine resorts are perfect for families who want some active aspects to their holiday but also enjoy relaxing in the sunshine.

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Discovering The Lot Department In France

The Lot is in the region now known as Occitanie. Aptly named, it has it all. It is the department where the transition from the cooler, wetter north to the dry, hot south is encapsulated. The honey-coloured walls, steep roofs and small, flat tiles of the houses and pigonniers of the north part of the […]

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The Best And Cheapest Beach Destinations In France

The French mainland has water on more or less three sides – the Atlantic, the English Channel – or La Manche as the French prefer to call it – and the Mediterranean, so France has beaches to suit just about everyone, from families to super stars, world class surfers to naturists.

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The Most Beautiful Parks And Gardens Of France

France has a lot of parks and gardens with chalk lines, exotic parks, bushy grounds, topiary, tropical greenhouses … Pack a picnic, take a leisurely stroll, or park yourself on a shaded bench somewhere on this list.

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