Some Sweet Things from Avignon and the Region

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Avignon and Regional Specialty Foods: In Avignon, we came across La Cure Gourmande, a sweet shop with devilishly tempting sweets that are sure to melt the strongest willpower.  If you like to try local specialty foods and have got a sweet tooth, you’ll be pleased to know that some of these sweets are from Avignon […]

A Palace Extravaganza by the Avignon Popes

Palace of the Popes, Avignon

Built by the Avignon Popes, Palais des Papes is the Largest Gothic Palace in Europe: Avignon’s largest and most dominant monument is the Palais des Papes, residence of the Sovereign Pontiffs during the Avignon Papacy. Situated in the centre of the city, the Palace of the Popes is the largest Gothic palace in Europe. Avignon […]

Food in Normandy

Normandy Calvados

Many of the Food in Normandy Are AOC Designated: Normandy is a food lover’s paradise. With 600 kilometres of coastline and a rich agricultural hinterland covered with fruit orchards, dairy farms and vegetable fields, Normandy is a source of quality meats, seafood, cheeses and fruit and vegetables. Not only is Normandy a food producing region, […]

Agneau de Pré-salé – The Salt Marsh Lamb of Normandy

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Agneau de Pré-salé – The Highly-Prized Salt Marsh Lamb Specialty from Mont-St-Michel: One of the specialty food in Normandy is Agneau de Pré-salé or Salt Marsh Lamb.  Agneau de pré-salé is lamb that graze on salt marshes and the meat from the lamb has a unique flavour and tenderness. Normandy is one of the four […]

Tours to Normandy from Paris

American Cemetery - Normandy

A Range of Paris Tours to Normandy by Viator: Situated in the north-west of France, Normandy is 70km from Paris – about an hour’s drive.  If you’re holidaying in Paris and wish to visit Normandy, it is possible to do day trips or short tours to Normandy from Paris. The following are some of the […]

Getting to Normandy

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Getting to Normandy is Easy by Air, Sea or Rail: Normandy is situated in the northwest of France and is very well connected by air, sea or rail transportation. Ferries to Normandy Just across the English Channel, Normandy has more cross-Channel ferry routes than any other region.  The region is easily accessible by ferry from […]

Normandy – A Historic and Gastronomic Destination

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Normandy – A Land of History, Beautiful Landscape and Rich Gastronomy: Situated in the northwest of France, Normandy (Normandie in French) is a region blessed with stunning coastlines, windswept beaches and lush pastoral land. The quintessential image of Normandy is of beautiful landscape, green pastures dotted with brown and white Norman cows, apple orchards, calvados, […]

Interesting Facts about Paris Lights

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Some Interesting Facts About What Makes Paris the City of Lights: If you’ve ever wondered why Paris is called the “City of Lights“, here are some interesting Paris facts that will enlighten. City lights – There are over 296 illuminated sites in Paris covering hotels, churches, statues, fountains and national buildings and monuments. Furthermore, 33 […]

Opéra de Nice – Nice Opera

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Nice’s Magnificent Opéra de Nice on the Seafront: Although Nice’s magnificent opera house, the Opéra de Nice, was built in 1885, there has been a theatre at this seaside location for over 100 years before that. In 1776, the Marquis Alli-Maccarani obtained permission from the King of Sardinia to convert his old dwelling into a […]

Grand Théâtre de Provence – Aix-en-Provence

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A State-Of-The-Art Performing Arts Complex: The Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence’s performing arts complex, opened on 29 June 2007 with the inaugural performance of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre. The Grand Théâtre de Provence was part of a comprehensive redevelopment of Aix-en-Provence city centre and whilst Wagner’s opera marked the beginning of the artistic and cultural […]