Vauban’s impressive legacy

Watching the Tour de France last week, I noticed that one stage finished in the town of Briancon (05 Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes–Cote d’Azur, which claims to be the highest city in…

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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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The Top places to visit in France

French TV Channel France 2 has published a list of the Top places to visit in France as voted by the French! (see map at bottom of page) Arras -…

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French Wine and Abbeys

There has long been a connection between monastic orders and alcohol - just think of Chatreuse (made by Carthusian Monks, popular since the 1740s. It is composed of distilled alcohol…

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Water and wine – French vineyards by boat

The Telegraph (19 Aug 08) includes a boat trip up the Rhone Valley as one of its top 10 river cruises: Navigating France’s mightiest river is a favourite for wine…

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Tourist Trains in France

There is a well-established network of local and highspeed intercity trains in France, and of course France is justly proud of its impressive high speed train services - TGV However…

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