France 2019 - what’s new? Planning your France 2019 holiday? Beyond the waterways, it’s really important for us to know what’s going on across the country, especially in tourist hotspots. We’ve started the research, so you don’t have to. Read on to discover our round-up of landmark anniversaries, cultural treats, foodie fests, sporting events, shopping sprees and must-see exhibitions in France next year. Keep your diary handy!

France 2019 – what’s new?

Planning your France 2019 holiday? Beyond the waterways, it’s really important for us to know what’s going on across the country, especially in tourist hotspots. We’ve started the research, so you don’t have to. Read on to discover our round-up of landmark anniversaries, cultural treats, foodie fests, sporting events, shopping…

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Honey cruise in France

Honeymoon Cruise in France

Romantic Honeymoon Cruise What better way to celebrate your wedding than with a sublimely romantic cruise on the dreamy waterways of France. Whether you choose an all-inclusive luxury hotel barge or a self-drive hire-boat you’ll find the magic of cruising in France an enchanting way to start life’s adventure together.…

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best golf courses in France

9 Best golf courses in France

France isn’t known as one of the world’s top golfing nations but as host to the Ryder Cup 2018, the country has found itself at the centre of the global golfing stage. Helped by the fact that Europe clinched yet another Ryder Cup victory, golf courses in France are now…

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Events in September – 11 must-do’s in France

France starts autumn in cultural style with a month of events Celebrating the very best of French history, culture, cuisine and sport, plus a splash here and there of international culture, too. From gardens to film, mussels to marathon, you won’t be stuck for something to do. Question is, where…

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Events in August – 14 must-do’s in France

Live like a local when you’re in France this summer and wend your way to one or more of these fabulous cultural events 1. Normandy Impressionist Festival Where: various venues around Normandy When: throughout August until 26 September As the birthplace of some of the founders of Impressionism, Normandy is more…

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Behind the scenes of Euro2016

As La Rochefoucauld quote says on the official UEFA Euro2016 site, “everything happens in France” and that was certainly true during the month-long tournament. European footie fans cheered their hearts out, shed tears of frustration and discovered that small countries can play big football. But what went on beyond the…

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10 of the best spring events in Burgundy

Spring in Burgundy is one of the most colourful times of year. From the bright yellow rapeseed* fields to the delicate pink blossom on the cherry trees, and the burgeoning green-leaf growth of the famous vineyards, the entire region springs into colour as the days grow longer and the weather…

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The Dusseldorf Boat Show, January 2016

‘Boot’, the Dusseldorf Boat Show, the biggest in Europe if not the world. 17 huge exhibition halls and 1,800 exhibitors. Gigantic! We were there for two full days. We attended with our close colleagues David Edwards-May and Jenny Ruff, from waterway consultants and specialist publishers, Transmanche. Together, we manned the Inland Waterways…

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