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France

The Bordeaux Museum of Wine: Why We Loved It And So Did The Kids

Opened in 2016, the swirly metal contemporary design of the Bordeaux Museum of Wine celebrates a tradition that goes back thousands of years. You may have heard that it is the best wine museum in the world and it really is. Recommended by friends with children similar in age to ours to go to the wine

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Exceptional beauty and service make Sources Caudalie one of the best hotels Bordeaux France has.
France

Les Sources de Caudalie: The Luxury Hotel in Bordeaux Not To Miss

A family-friendly luxury hotel in Bordeaux that has a world-famous vinotherapy spa? Set amidst vineyards in the Bordeaux countryside, I knew I had to make a pilgrimage to Les Sources de Caudalie, one of the best hotels in Bordeaux. At Sources de Caudalie, you can indulge in so many of my favourite vices: plenty of

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Things To do in the Languedoc | Montepellier Attractions | Things to Do in Perpignan | What To Do in Carcassone
France

The Best Things to Do in the Languedoc-Roussillon Region of France

Although ever-popular Provence gets all the attention, the neighbouring French region of Languedoc-Roussillon is where the smart money goes to avoid the crowds but still get the French countryside charm. We first discovered the Languedoc accidentally when my husband won a charity auction for a luxury stay at Maison Laurent near Carcassone. We loved it

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Experiencing French Riviera Travel As A Feast For The Senses
France

Experiencing French Riviera Travel As A Feast For The Senses

The famous French Riviera, or Cote D’Azure, has something to offer every type of traveller. When you think of Riviera travel, the mind immediately moves onto beautiful people, huge yachts and the famous film festival. A French Riviera holiday is also perfect though for the less rich and not-yet-famous. The weather is fantastic for a

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Why We Love Toulouse as the Gateway To South West France
France

Why We Love Toulouse as the Gateway To South West France

We have to confess we stumbled upon Toulouse in France and the airport at Toulouse accidentally. First, we were looking to visit Carcassonne, then we decided to go skiing in the Spanish Pyrenees and, finally, we decided to take an Armagnac tour.  All of these destinations had one thing in common – the easiest airport

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A Lourdes Pilgrimage For the Occasionally Devout Day Tripper
France

A Lourdes Pilgrimage For the Occasionally Devout Day Tripper

I’ve had enough education to question blind faith but not nearly enough to give me any answers. Like many others raised Catholic have found, it’s a religion that stays with you once you have been indoctrinated. Once you’ve started Catholic, frankly, there’s no real way to stop being Catholic. Even not believing in God isn’t

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