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17 September 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Events

European Heritage Days

On September 18 and 19, the 38th edition of European Heritage Days (Les Journées du Patrimoine) will take place. Discover the European Heritage Days in each French department: Corsica, Pays de la Loire, Occitanie, Provence.

© Noilly Prat

13 September 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Drinks, Made in France, Tourism, Pure France

Visit Noilly Prat in Marseillan

Noilly Prat is one of the most drinks in the world. Joseph Noilly, a herbalist, developed the first formula in 1813, 50 years before the now archetypal vermouth, Martini. "White" Noilly Prat is the archetype of dry, straw-coloured French vermouth. Noilly Prat now makes Red and Ambre vermouths as well, introduced in the 1960s and 1980s, but they are less widely known. Produced in the small seaside town of Marseillan, there are organised daily visits as well as a large shop.

© Édouard Béliard

10 September 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture

A Month of Impressionism - Art Festival

From September 1 to 30, 2021, the towns of Pontoise, Auvers-sur-Oise and Isle-Adam invite you on a journey to the time of the Impressionists on the occasion of the first edition of the 'Month of Impressionism' festival. Shows, exhibitions and workshops for all, old and young, come and discover the painters who lived in the Oise Valley and made it a major place for the history of art.

© Marie Marie

09 September 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture

Marie-Marie and Serge Gainsbourg - a new book

Marie-Marie and Serge Gainsbourg - a new book. For three years, she was his secret affair. In "Il Etait Une Oie", the anonymous Marie-Marie recounts her secret affair with the generous and egocentric Serge Gainsbourg. This is the story of their love affair.

© Bac Nord

07 September 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

Bac Nord - a new film set in Marseille

Here's a new film, recently shown at the Cannes Film Festival in July. The northern districts of Marseille hold a sad record: the area with the highest crime rate in France. Driven by its hierarchy, the BAC Nord, a field brigade, constantly seeks to improve its results. In a high-risk sector, the cops adapt their methods, sometimes crossing the yellow line. Until the day the justice system turns against them.

© Belmondo

07 September 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture

Adieu au magnifique Belmondo

The iconic French actor, Jean-Paul Belmondo has died at the age of 88. The actor died at his home in Paris, his lawyer Michel Godest said. Belmondo burst onto the silver screen in the 1950s, but made his name during the next decade's New Wave of titles including "Breathless" and "The Man from Rio". Over his 50-year career, Bébel, as he is known in France, appeared in 80 movies, starring in both popular and auteur films and working under a variety of major French directors, from Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard to Claude Lelouch.

06 September 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Thiers, world capital of cutlery

The cutlery capital of the world is here! Why? Because Thiers is the city where there are the most cutlers who have been practicing their profession for several generations. In Thiers, more than 70% of French sharps are manufactured.

04 September 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Gastronomy, Restaurants, Tourism

The history of Lyon corks

You will recognize them among all the other restaurants, you will see wooden tables, with red checkered tablecloths, in which we taste traditional dishes often made from pork. Like any other specialty, the Lyon cork has an origin, which we are going to discover.

© Baie Des Anges

02 September 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Architecture, Tourism

Marina Baie des Anges

If you are driving or taking the train between Nice and Cannes, you cannot fail to notice some of the most extraordinary contemporary architecture in France. Situated on the waterfront between Nice and Cannes is the Marina Baie des Anges in Villeneuve-Loubet with its amazing apartment buildings.

© Deep house

30 August 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture

The Deep House

The Deep House is a new horror thriller film directed and written by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury. The film stars James Jagger and Camille Rowe with most of the filming done in and around the Saint Peyres lakes in Occitanie (Languedoc).

©Salomon

27 August 2021  |  Virginie Erre  |  Fashion

Salomon, a benchmark in the mountains

Salomon is an essential brand of mountain equipment whether for summer sports, trail running, running, hiking or for winter sports such as skiing, cross-country skiing or snowboarding. Brief history of this company born in the French Alps.

© William Crochot

26 August 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Nature , UNESCO

The volcanoes of Auvergne

Located to the west of Clermont, many towns such as Ceyrat and Orcines are part of the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Nature Park. Sites not to be missed during your vacation in the region. You will find many trails around the volcanoes, with hikes and walks that will take you to the peaks of the most beautiful volcanoes.

25 August 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Tourism, Pure France, Holidays

Seillans, Summer, September

Seillans is a superbly picturesque, hill-top village overlooking the plain between the southern Alps and the Esterel, which borders the sea between Cannes and Saint-Raphaël. It is officially one the prettiest villages of France. Come and discover its charms and a fantastic holiday rental villa available for all weeks in September.

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24 August 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays, Nature , Tourism

The most beautiful beaches in France

French summer vacation is coming to an end soon, but the beautiful sunny days will still be here in September. Why not enjoy the most beautiful French beaches without the tourist influx of summer periods. We have prepared for you the classification of the most beautiful beaches in our French regions.


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