At Neufchâtel-Hardelot (62 Pas-de-Calais, Hauts de France) is the medieval fortified Chateau d'Hardelot. Being just south of Boulogne-sur-Mer, the Chateau has witnessed much Anglo-French history over the centuries. The Chateau…

Mende, (48 Lozère, Occitanie) does not often get a mention being somewhat off the main routes out of the Languedoc, and now bypassed by the A75 autoroute (la Meridienne) which…

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The riverside town of Nérac (47 Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine) hosts a flower market marché aux fleurs 10-11 May 2014 Nérac is known for its boating options - on the river Baise,…

In the Moselle département of eastern France, the citadel of Rodemack (57 Moselle Lorraine) is not only classified as one of "the most beautiful villages in France" (Plus Beaux Villages…

Many cities in France open skating rinks (patinoires) over Christmas and New Year, often temporary structures which are dismantled in January. But head to Paris for a spectacular venue for…

Lille (59 Nord, Hauts-de-France) has joined ranks of inland French towns and cities which create a summer beach in town. Often by riversides or in parks, with imported sand, deckchairs…

12-13 April 2014 sees the organic wine fair Printemps des Vignerons (Winemakers' Spring) at Cabrières(30 Gard,Languedoc Roussillon). The event takes place at Clos Romain at Cabrières near Nimes and is…

Down in Southwest France they celebrate the luscious cherry, which ripens towards the end of May to early June, a sure sign of summer! The town of Céret (66 Pyrenees-Orientales,…

The French do take their local cheeses very seriously - not only do they have a National Cheese Day (La Journée nationale du fromage) 27 March 2022 with events throughout…

The town of Bormes-les-Mimosas (06 Cote d'Azur. Provence) hosts an annual provence Mimosa Parade (Corso Fleuri) each February (27 February 2022) which brightens the soul after Winter and offers the…