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Events that shaped France

Rob Fearn | 3 Feb 2023

France has been shaped over the centuries by countless events. Some well documented, others less immediately obvious. But all played a part in creating a France that we know and love today.
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The Alan Rogers guide to French flea markets

Rob Fearn | 30 Jan 2023

The flea market originates in the marché aux puces, where the goods on offer were literally the kind of shabby items you could expect to find infested with fleas.
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5 Historic French Monuments to Explore on Your Next Holiday

Peter Stannett | 27 Jan 2023

With over 213,000 square miles, France is one of the largest countries in Europe with a rich and varied history. France has played a significant role in many areas, including art, literature, fashion and architecture.
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The Moulin Rouge and the Can-can

The Alan Rogers Team | 23 Jan 2023

A name that conjures up a thousand images, and no doubt a thousand misrepresentations.
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Calor Gas discontinuing some smaller bottles

Rob Fearn | 20 Jan 2023

Calor has announced that from 1st February 2023, the following cylinders will be discontinued: Cube, 3.9kg Propane, 4.5kg Butane, 6Lite Propane and 12kg Butane cylinders.
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Top 5 Winter Tents for Winter Camping

Peter Stannett | 19 Jan 2023

Have you ever thought about camping in the winter? It might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but there are several benefits to giving it a try! From fewer crowds and beautiful snowy landscapes to cosy campfire nights and unique recreational opportunities, winter camping can be a fun and rewarding experience. Just make sure you come prepared with the right gear to stay warm and comfortable.
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Protected cultural traditions in France

Rob Fearn | 16 Jan 2023

In common with many countries, France’s identity is framed by its rich cultural heritage. The gorgeous landscapes, majestic coastline, ancient towns and mighty rivers all play a part.
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AR Guide to: Buying a campsite

Rob Fearn | 9 Jan 2023

It’s easy to see the appeal of running a campsite. You get to spend time outdoors, interact with new people, and have the potential to have every day different to the one before.
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AR Guide to: Camping Beds

Peter Stannett | 4 Jan 2023

Some of us remember the bad old days of sleeping on the ground, on a canvas groundsheet which provided zero protection against the stones and twigs beneath and no insulation from the cold, damp ground.
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Wonderful Waterways: The Rivers of Western France

Peter Stannett | 22 Dec 2022

There's no better way to explore France than its beautiful waterways. With some of the most picturesque rivers and lakes in Europe, it's a fantastic way to experience the "real" France.
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A brief history of the 2CV

Rob Fearn | 8 Dec 2022

Shortly before World War Two, the French car manufacturer Citroen hit gold when it introduced the 2CV. As the clouds of war gathered, this revolutionary car did not have the chance to capitalise on its launch, but in time, it went on to secure its place as one of the most significant vehicles ever produced.
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Wonderful Waterways: Rivers of Southern France

Peter Stannett | 29 Nov 2022

France's beautiful streams, rivers, canals, lakes and coasts offer some of the most fantastic opportunities for exploring the country. They wind their way through tranquil scenery and historic towns, crisscrossing agricultural countryside, breathtaking mountain landscapes and forest-filled valleys.
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Wonderful Waterways: The Rivers of Eastern France

Peter Stannett | 25 Nov 2022

From the Rhône to the Loire and the Seine, these rivers wind through some of the most scenic countryside, captivating châteaux, charming villages and vineyards.
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Tiny Country Camping

Rob Fearn | 18 Nov 2022

Europe is home to five of the top-ten smallest countries in the world, and if you want to explore these micro-nations, then camping could be the perfect way to visit.
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Top 5 European Music Capitals

Ben Tully | 11 Nov 2022

Ahh Europe... birthplace to some of the world's most famous composers, musicians and songwriters, and home to a great selection of intimate music bars, awesome underground scenes, world-famous clubs, live music venues and stunning opera houses.
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Unusual France

Russell Wheldon | 7 Nov 2022

France has a great wealth of world-class tourist attractions. But sometimes, whether you've somehow managed to see them all, or just a handful, you want something more quirky. You've visited Pont du Gard, the Caves of Lascaux, Père Lachaise Cemetery and Monet's Gardens; what now?
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Campsites for the Rugby World Cup - France 2023

Rob Fearn | 2 Nov 2022

Camping has always been a popular way to visit France, and with the 2023 Rugby World Cup taking place just over the English Channel, we're expecting bumper bookings on many campsites throughout this rugby-crazy country.
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Alternative Portugal

Russell Wheldon | 31 Oct 2022

The Alentejo forms around a third of Portugal's landmass, yet it has just 6% of the population, and few visitors can claim to know much about it. This is one of Europe's least densely populated regions and a sorely overlooked holiday destination.
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Wonderful Waterways: The Rivers of Northern France

Peter Stannett | 26 Oct 2022

France is a stunning country with rivers, lakes, streams and canals. They've inspired artists, writers and nature lovers throughout the centuries.
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Curious Catalonia

Russell Wheldon | 14 Oct 2022

Much has been written about Catalonia and its myriad attractions. Perhaps one of the world’s A-list destinations, it boasts such gems as the Park Güell, the Sagrada Familia and the Dali Theatre-Museum, not to mention Valencia’s incredible Science Museum and dozens of theme parks, castles, vibrant cities and galleries.
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