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Champagne - All the culture of France in one place
By Alison Cummings on Jun 24 2013

France is the perfect place to rent a gite or a villa for a really memorable family holiday. Easily accessible and with scenery, architecture, wine and great cuisine, France is a wonderful choice for anyone wanting to enjoy towns, countryside, and everything this beautiful country has to offer. However, if it is a rich heritage, luxurious local wines and welcoming locals, then a holiday in Champag... Read More

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The Loire - perfect at any time of year
By Alison Cummings on May 28 2013

Thinking of spending your next holiday in the centre of France? Renting a gite in the Loire Valley is perfectly fitting with the atmosphere of the region, and you cannot fail to feel relaxed among the scenery, the architecture and the endless farmlands, vineyards and orchards throughout the region. Beautiful, but not overrun with tourists, the Loire Valley is perfect at any time of year.The Loire... Read More

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Picardie - a proud culture
By Alison Cummings on Apr 8 2013

Picardie is a region in northern France along the English Channel. A deeply cultural region of France, it covers a wide range of landscapes from sandy beaches in the north, forests in the east and vineyards in the south where the region borders with Champagne. Just north of the Ile de France region where Paris is situated, Picardie is dotted with a number of beautiful Gothic churches, castles and... Read More

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Nord-Pas-de-Calais - a home away from home
By Alison Cummings on Apr 1 2013

Nord-Pas-de-Calais is a northern region of France which borders on Belgium. Though it is not one of France's more obvious tourist destinations, it draws people in with it's beautiful countryside and excellent cuisine. Gites in Nord-Pas-de-Calais are very convenient to get to from the United Kingdom, and offer a warm comforting place to return to after a day enjoying the historical landmarks. With... Read More

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Limousin - rural France at its best
By Alison Cummings on Mar 24 2013

Limousin is a small region towards the south of France. A relatively rural area, it is famed for beef farming and also timber production. This beautiful region is full of rolling hills, cliffs and rivers, and also the scenic surroundings, particularly some beautiful French oak orchards, which have such a special flavour that wine producer Remy Martin has exclusive rights to the use of the oak... Read More

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Beaujolais Nouveau - still going strong!
By Alison Cummings on Aug 29 2012

The long-awaited release of each year's Beaujolais Nouveau comes at the strike of midnight on the third Thursday in November. From the little villages and towns in Beaujolais, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin their journey through a sleeping France to Paris for immediate shipment to all parts of the world. Banners proclaim the good news: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé... Read More

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