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Hiking the High Country ofHaute Provence


Hiking the High Country ofHaute Provence By Julie Ihle The little blue berry in my mouth tastes like gin. Tour guide Marine giggles, “it is juniperberry, which forms the basis of gin”, she explains. The abundance of Provence knows no bounds: olives, herbs, citrus and did I mention wine? No wonder Provence has attracted outsiders… [Continue Reading]

La Piscine Museum


Musée d’Art et d’Industrie Andre Diligent, Roubaix By Roger Allnutt The name La Piscine should have given me a clue but when I walked in the door to the Musée d’Art et d’Industrie Andre Diligent in Roubaix in northern France I was blown away, positively gob-smacked. The interior of the museum is an astonishing old… [Continue Reading]

St Paul de Vence


Taking the High Ground By Keith Hall There is definitely something mesmerising about the Mediterranean. During a holiday in Nice, I was tempted to spend the whole time in seaside towns. There are so many of them, and they all have their own personality and attractions. But I had heard that the inland towns were… [Continue Reading]

Brittany, Home Of the Crêpes


Brittany, Home Of theCrêpes By Marie Nicolas Buckwheat flour,fromwhich galettesare made of,was introduced in Francecenturies ago. Of Asian origins, buckwheat – sometimes called black wheat,was brought back from the crusades in Europe and spread its seeds in a few French regions. The seeds were however found to be growing best in Breton soil thanks to… [Continue Reading]

Patrick Blanc and le Mur Végétal


Patrick Blancand le Mur Végétal’ By Tom Hulston When people the world over think of the famous gardens of France images of gardens such as those at Versailles, Villandry or Monet’s garden are instantly conjured in imaginations as the quintessential French Garden. A French botanist by the name of Patrick Blanc has however, been changing… [Continue Reading]

“LE CROCODILE”- René Lacoste


“LE CROCODILE” – René Lacoste Born in Paris on 2 July 1904,René Lacoste had an extraordinary life. He was the number one ranked tennis player in the world in 1926 and 1927 and won seven Grand Slam tournaments, Wimbledon twice, the French Open three times and US Open twice. Lacoste built his tenacious game on… [Continue Reading]

Le Jardin Des Plantes


LE JARDIN DES PLANTES By Prue Young Le Jardin des Plantes is one of Paris’s great treasures. The history of the garden spans for over four centuries and its main purpose has been to protect for future generations all living things, humans, animals and plant species alike through the development of medical and botanical science…. [Continue Reading]

Magic Montmarte

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Magic Montmartre By Keith Hall The two most obvious attractions of Montmartre are the huge Sacré-Cœur (Sacred Heart) Basilica and the nearby Place du Tertre, where artists display their paintings in outdoor stalls. However, they are only a part of what Montmartre has to offer.This small district has a maze of winding streets to explore,… [Continue Reading]

Saint Jean de Luz


Escapade In The City Of Pirates By Marie Nicolas In olden times, Saint-Jean-de-Luz was the lair of corsairs. Today the chic town ranks among the most popular seaside resorts in France. Nestled between Biarritz and Hendaye on the southwest Basque coast, the crescent-shaped bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz has been going through a few decades of ongoing… [Continue Reading]