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Bordeaux

Cash-strapped French wine town Saint Emilion sells off historical monument

Cash-strapped French wine town Saint Emilion sells off historical monument

By RFI The financial crisis hitting eurozone countries has stretched as far as the famous wine town of Saint Emilion in southwest France where a mayor has sold a medieval monument to pay off debts. The wine village, near the city of Bordeaux, and nearby vineyards were classified by the UN’s cultural organisation, Unesco, as […]

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France

The road to Chartres

The road to Chartres

By Mark Lean Its modern-day claim to fame is a mention in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, but Chartres Cathedral has, long before the advent of Hollywood, been the scene for many a real-life spectacle. Morning rush hour in Paris is probably not a good time to be at Gare Montparnasse, one of the […]

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Bordeaux

Putting the 'oh' in Bordeaux

Putting the ‘oh’ in Bordeaux

The city has an impressive history – in which the Irish played a part – and a revamp has shown just how beautiful and people-friendly a town can be, writes EMMA CULLINAN THE CLUE is in the name: Bordeaux . . . by the water. And the leftbank waterfront scene is magnificent, with its sweep […]

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Canal du Midi, France

Boating on the Canal du Midi

Boating on the Canal du Midi

By Karen Bryan The south of France is a popular holiday destination, for all sorts of reasons, and with very good reason too. It seems the weather is always wonderful, the food out of this world, and there is never enough time. As one of the best places to visit in Europe this area of […]

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Lagoons of New Caledonia

Top 10 Ways to Experience the World's Largest Lagoon

New Caledonia One year on from having the beautiful lagoon added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, New Caledonia Tourism is celebrating with their list of the top ten things to do to best enjoy the area. The lagoon lies within 1600km of coral reef that encircles the New Caledonian mainland, La Grande […]

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Lyon, WHS Travel Tips

Light & Lively Lyon

Light & Lively Lyon

by Andrea Bolitho, September 29, 2009 With its narrow cobbled streets, medieval churches and magnificent Renaissance buildings, Lyon is every inch the imposing European city, its story dating back more than 2,000 years. But if it boasts the oldest Roman theater in France and a splendid 17th-century Beaux-Arts museum that’s called a petit Louvre, it’s […]

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