The Loire Valley’s Most Beautiful Villages

The Loire Valley’s Most Beautiful Villages

July 23, 2014 - Posted by Hayley
The Loire Valley is best known for its world-renowned vineyards and wine, but what of the towns and villages themselves?
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Short Break at Vaison-la-Romaine : Day 3

Short Break at Vaison-la-Romaine : Day 3

July 14, 2014 - Posted by Hayley
After the tour of Hotel Burrhus, I bid au revoir once again to Laurence and go in search of the Roman bridge that leads to the medieval town. 
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Hotel Burrhus Vaison-la-Romaine : interview

Hotel Burrhus Vaison-la-Romaine : interview

July 14, 2014 - Posted by Hayley
Back at Hotel Burrhus, I take my bread and olives onto the terrace to have lunch. The merchants in the square are packing up; the market begins the process of closing at one o’clock and is completely dismantled by two.
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Short Break at Vaison-la-Romaine : Day 2

Short Break at Vaison-la-Romaine : Day 2

July 12, 2014 - Posted by Hayley
So often sleeping in a strange bed is uncomfortable, but not at Hotel Burrhus: I have no back-ache this morning, and I rise with energy. At the reception, Laurence, the owner, greets me and asks if I would like coffee ...
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Short Break at Vaison-la-Romaine : Day 1

Short Break at Vaison-la-Romaine : Day 1

July 10, 2014 - Posted by Hayley
The road to Vaison from Orange is narrow and winding. The bus takes us through tree-lined alleyways and past vibrantly green vineyards. For most of the drive, we’ve had a spectacular view
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Corsica's most beautiful villages

Corsica's most beautiful villages

June 30, 2014 - Posted by Hayley
Whether nestled around an inlet, perched high on a mountain, or sprawled across a cliff, each of the villages of Corsica has its own unique flavor. In the varied landscapes of the island, you might find a small fishing town or a thriving tourist destination founded in the Middle Ages.

One thing is for sure, Corsica is not lacking for scenic views.
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Aquitaine’s most beautiful villages

Aquitaine’s most beautiful villages

June 24, 2014 - Posted by Hayley
Many of Aquitaine’s villages have been certified as Les plus beaux villages de France. This is no accident. Often situated in the valleys and on the cliffs surrounding the Dordogne River, the medieval towns in this region have a distinct look and a unique history.

Each with distinctive architecture, these towns’ populations rarely exceed 500, adding to their quaint charm.
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The Basque Country: 4 cities, 2 countries, 1 region

The Basque Country: 4 cities, 2 countries, 1 region

June 12, 2014 - Posted by Sofie
Bayonne, Biarritz, San Sebastian and Bilbao: four cities, spread over two countries, but located in just one region: the Basque Country. All four located near the ocean, they seem to provide the perfect stopping points for a road trip.

This is a unique region that stretches from the South-West of France over to the North-East of Spain. 

 
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Brittany Best Beaches

Brittany Best Beaches

June 11, 2014 - Posted by Hayley
Grassy knolls give way to steep cliffs, which wind along the coast to hidden sandy beaches in inlets and coves. Islands not far from the mainland evoke images of the Caribbean: turquoise waves and stark white sand.

Find excellent surfing territory and unbelievable views of nature’s wonders. 
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D-Day anniversary celebrations

D-Day anniversary celebrations

June 02, 2014 - Posted by Hayley
On June 6th, 1944, Allied forces launched thousands of troops for the beaches of Normandy to help liberate France from Hitler, gaining an invaluable foothold that they expanded over the following months. The small 11th century Norman town of Saint-Mere-Eglise was the first to be liberated.

This June, 2014, marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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