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9 Things To Do in Nantes, France

Located on the banks of the Loire River, Nantes in France is a perfect city to visit both winter and summer. Over the last 20 years, it has grown into a dynamic and inventive city, full of culture, festivals and regeneration projects. From restoring old buildings to transforming factories into…

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Unique Places to Stay when visiting Nantes, France

Nantes is a city of new experiences, innovative and eccentricity. You only have to wander onto Ȋle de Nantes, see the wacky inventions on the banks of the Loire Valley, to understand that this is a city of unconventional, quirky developments. The brashness of modernism displayed is at complete odds…

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Croissant the Channel Next Stop, France (Peter Hanrahan)

Star Rating: *** Pages: 204 First published in 2005 If you want a laugh-out-loud quick read about a family camping trip this is the book.  We follow the adventures of a British family setting off on their annual summer holiday camping exploits in France and from the very beginning you…

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Cirq Lapopie: A Quaint Village in France Steeped in History

Beautiful side streets housing vintage shops and historical landmarks with views that will leave you breathless – literally with the hills that you need to climb – this is the village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in the Lot Region of France. Perched on a steep cliff 100m above the Lot River a…

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Sarlat, France: A Sandstone Gem That History Geeks Will Love

  One thing that the Midi Pyrenees has in abundance is beautiful villages and towns to explore and the medieval town of Sarlat in the Perigord Noir should definitely be on anyone’s travel list. The History of Sarlat Tracing its history back to the 9th Century Sarlat rapidly grew from…

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Martel: A Medieval Masterpiece in the Dordogne, France

The History of Martel in the Dordogne During time of economic wealth many merchants’ houses were built here but with the arrival of the Hundred Years War came poverty forcing people to move outside the town walls to cheaper accommodation.  The town did recover relatively quickly and another period of…

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Camping in France – A Visit to Souillac in the Dordogne

Souillac: A Great Location in the Dordogne Having never really explored France before, even though we are only a short drive away, the decision was made that 2013 would be the year of discovery. Before visiting this area of France we had only ever travelled to Normandy and Paris but…

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What you should be reading while on a boating holiday via @tbookjunkie

The Perfect Books to Enjoy on Boating Vacations

Boating is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. While on the water, you are guaranteed pure relaxation since there are no cars, traffic, rush hour, and deadlines to think about.  Make your boating vacation even more relaxing by bringing a book with you. And it would…

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5 Books Perfect to Take on Any Luxury Holiday

One of the best things about travelling is that you will finally have plenty of time to read. Whether you are waiting for your flight at the airport or lounging at the poolside of your hotel, a good book is all you need to relax. If you’re going for a…

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