St Emilion’s Spring Festival

The Spring Festival (Fete de Printemps) takes place in the medieval town of St Emilion (33 Gironde, Aquitaine), one of the best appellations for Bordeaux red wines. There is always…

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Ban des Vendanges in St Emilion

The Proclamation of the Harvest takes place in the medieval town of St Emilion (33 Gironde, Aquitaine), one of the best appellations for Bordeaux red wines. There is always a…

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On your bicyclette! City bike schemes in France

It all started in Paris with the Velib' Scheme - an amalgam of Velo (cycle) and Liberte (free), which has been a tremendous success. The latest we've come across is…

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Toll Free autoroutes in France

Most French autoroutes between major towns and cities are toll motorways, which whilst often offering fast and uncrowded dual-carriageways, can nevertheless add significantly to the cost of a trip through…

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Medieval Festival at Sauveterre

Sauveterre (33 Gironde, Aquitaine) in the valley of the river Dropt holds an annual Medieval Festival with jousting, costumes, parade, dancing,music etc For more info see http://www.sauveterre-de-guyenne.com    

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Sauveterre Wine Festival in Aquitaine

Sauveterre (33, Gironde. Aquitaine) between Bordeaux and Marmande holds a 3–day festival of wine, food and other diversions featuring the wines of the Entre-Deux-Mers (between the 2 rivers) and Bordeaux. For…

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Flying UK to France

The number of budget airline routes to France from the UK is continuing to grow, as is the number of French destinations - no longer restricted to the major cities.…

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