2 new TGV high speed train lines

From 2 July 2017 the French Railway operator SNCF launches two upgraded new high speed TGV lines to the West and Southwest of France, which significantly reduce travel times: TGV…

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Tour de France

The extraordinary professional cycle race the Tour de France and its accompanying circus and roadshow hit the roads of France in July 6 - 28 July 2019 This year the…

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Top attractions in France

EU citizens under the age of 26 get free entry into most of France’s national monuments and museums, and many museums are free for the first Sunday of each month.…

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France Cycle Routes

France has always been keen on cycling - the annual Tour de France is probably the biggest cycle race in the world, covering over 3000km in 3 weeks each July,…

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Vines, Loire wines and ramblings

If you are in the Loire Valley for the weekend of 31 August - 1 September 2019, you can explore the vineyards and Loire wines in a different way, Vignes, Vins…

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Visit Saumur – Le weekend …. in and around Saumur

Saumur  (49 Maine et Loire, Pays de Loire) Where to stay English/French family-owned Gite and B&B (Chambres d'Hote) - Le Bellevue on a vineyard run by Sarah-Jane Beaumont and her…

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Loire Valley Wine route – free map and guide

There's a new free map and guide available from InterLoire (the official wine body for the region) to the vineyards of the Loire Valley available to download and in English:-…

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