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08 November 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

Barcares Christmas market

In 2019, the Barcarès Christmas Market welcomed 1.5 million visitors. And it is after a year of absence that the Christmas market returns! Christmas magic and family atmosphere will be there. The entertainment, activities, decorations, shows and parades will be multiplied!

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08 November 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Sports and leisure

Carcassonne Aqualudic Center

Located in Carcassonne in Aude, you can enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools and the balneotherapy (mineral water) area, swimming lessons, aquagym and fitness room. To swim or have fun, the pool will satisfy young and old, its indoor pool and Nordic pool open all year round at 28 degrees.

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06 November 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Architecture, Tourism

The Ancient Roman city of Glanum

Situated in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence visits can explore the ancient roman city of Glanum. Around 600 BC the first Gallic tribes settled in Glanum, situated on the north face of the Alpilles mountain range. Excavations of the site began in the early 1900's and today visitors can admire the may accent monuments including the House of Antes and the House of Cybele.

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29 October 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays

A winter wonderland between Cannes and Saint-Raphaël

Villa Le Trayas is the perfect location to spend you 2021 Christmas holidays. With its extensive sea views and very high standard throughout the villa offers guests 4 ensuite bedrooms, a terraced garden with palm trees and a private triangular shaped, heated swimming pool. Discover the sights and sounds of Christmas in the Côte d'Azur this winter time.

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28 October 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Culture, Bakeries, Patisseries

The French croissant

The beloved French croissant famously known around the world as a traditional French pastry is actually an adaptation of an Austrian 'kipferl', a traditional yeast bread roll. As the popularity of the 'kipferl' grew amongst the French, an alternative copy of the pastry was created and known today as the French croissant.

26 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Holidays

Surfing In France

The first recorded surfers in Europe were documented off the coast of Portugal in the 1920s. It would be another 30 years before surfing took hold in a big way in France, beyond the odd visitor from down the Basque coast in Portugal. Today, Biarritz, Hossegor, Cap Feret and the like are globally known surfing destinations that bring in billions in tourist revenue every year.

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21 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture

Hélène Et Les Garçons

Hélène et les Garçons is a French television series in 280 episodes of 26 minutes, created by Jean-François Porry, produced by AB Productions and broadcast from May 11, 1992 to November 22, 1994 on TF1. Since the end of its shooting, the series is available in full on the Generation Sitcoms YouTube channel.

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21 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Tourism

Visit Cassis

Cassis is a beautiful harbour town on the south coat of France in Provence. Cars are not allowed in the main part of the town and there are fabulous waterside restaurants and shops looking out of the harbour. Daily boat trips to the famous Calanques.

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20 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Sports and leisure

History Of The French Football Shirt

Since their first official match against Belgium in 1904, the shirt of the France team has undergone many changes. However, the famous blue jersey was not established as main strip until 1919 with the creation of the French Football Federation. Here's the history of the France jersey.

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19 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Transport

The first French motorway

The first section of the first French motorway, the A 13 was completed in 1941. The free motorway network grew until it became chargeable on July 9, 1960. On July 1, 1961, the first toll motorway was inaugurated in France, this is the Estérel-Côte d'Azur motorway.

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18 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture

Sarlat Film Festival 2021

The 30th edition of the Sarlat Film Festival runs from November 9 to 13, 2021. The Sarlat Film Festival is one of the major festivals of the French cinematographic calendar. It is a festival well known to film personalities who come each year to present their films; the streets of Sarlat have hosted some of the greatest French directors and actors of the past twenty years.

17 October 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

Apple festival

During the fall season, the Apple Festival brings together producers and artisans in many French villages. In all its forms, you will find stands, fairs, events, product sales, all of this around the humble apple. On Sunday October 10, the apple festival took place in the village of Aigues-Vive.

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15 October 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Nature

Pic du Tarbésou, a family hike

A breathtaking hike! This hike located in Occitanie is one of the most beautiful in the Ariège. Easily accessible, the peak can be accessible to the more experienced, but also to families. There are different routes, including a loop, however the duration is longer.

© Eiffel

14 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture, Architecture

Coming soon - new film, 'Eiffel'

Coming soon - a new fim by director Martin Bourboulon; 'Eiffel'. What if Gustave Eiffel had built his A-shaped tower as a declaration to Adrienne, the impossible love of his life? It is on the basis of this romantic hypothesis that Martin Bourboulon took in hand the crazy project of the French film of the year. Mark your calendars: Eiffel will be launched in theatres on October 13

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09 October 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Toulouse - The City of Space

Discovering space and the wonders of the universe has never been easier. Films, tours, exhibitions, discover a more than fascinating universe. The city of space is a center of scientific culture oriented towards space and the conquest of space, devoted as much to astronomy as to astronautics.

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08 October 2021  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Pierre Soulages - artist

Pierre Soulages, French painter from Rodez is known the world over. His work is characterised by its black monochromes. But why the black, which the painter calls 'Outrenoir' ? Find out more about the the painter and his works.


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