Exploring Marseille and beyond

Marseille (13 Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence) holds its annual Foire Aux Santons 16 November 2019 - 5 January 2020 on the Quai du Port in the heart of the city. The Santon…

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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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British Winemakers turned French Vignerons

Jancis Robinson in the Financial Times (12 May 08) talks about the growing number of Brits who have followed their dream and bought a vineyard in France. It is hardly…

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Paris – Nice Cycle race

The start of the cycling season in France is marked by the somewhat mis-named Paris-Nice race which runs from 8 - 15 March 2020 . Mis-named because although it does…

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