Bénédictine, Chartreuse, Crème de Menthe: part 4 of our essential guide to French liqueurs

Creme de menthe - French liqueurs

In the next post in our series about French liqueurs we go herby, very herby actually: Bénédictine, Chartreuse, Crème de Menthe. Taking plants and spices as their base, herb-based French liqueurs include some of the world’s most complex recipes and best known tipples. From the sickly-sweet and oh-so-vintage Crème de…

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Beyond le vin – an essential guide to French liqueurs

In the first of our posts making up the French Waterways essential guide to French liqueurs, we go beyond le vin to another level of alcohol. Stronger, richer and better for digestion but just as quintessentially French. Liqueurs might make up a fraction of French alcoholic beverage production, but they…

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New look hotel barge and hire boat detail pages

These past few months we’ve been beavering away behind the scenes to bring you fresh new look hotel content, extra navigation pages and heaps of new waterway and self-drive downloads. When you’re browsing through the boats and barges to find your holiday boat or hotel barge, or the best route…

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Top tips for a family friendly holiday in Anjou

For a combination of tranquility and adrenalin, boating holidays in Anjou are perfectly family friendly. A former county, duchy and province, it has a rich and colourful history. You’ll find that reflected in its impressive examples of medieval, Roman and renaissance architecture throughout its towns and villages. What’s more, this region…

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Top 10 blogs about France (in English)

If you’re looking for know-how on France you’re spoilt for choice. For a first hand perspective though, you’ll generally find sites blogging about France as the most insightful. But there are plenty and covering myriad topics too. From French wine to top tips for a holiday in Paris, discovering hidden…

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