The Jardins du Mont des Récollets in Cassel, Hauts de France

8 Nov

Deep in the heart of the rural countryside of Nord, Hauts de France, lies an extraordinary garden. The Jardins du Mont des Récollets is an award winning garden with spectacular views in a most beautiful part of northern France… Owner and gardener extraordinaire Emmanuel de Quillacq took over what was his grandfather’s farm, in 1986. […]

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Christmas Markets Paris 2018 Dates and Details

7 Nov

Christmas markets Paris: Join in the fun, enjoy the ambience and get some fab goodies for the festive season… The Christmas lights will be switched on in Paris on 22 November. Thousands of lights and decorations in more than 125 squares and streets will twinkle, flash and glitter. The ‘Scintillance’ lights display by Blachère Illuminations […]

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Bonjour from France

3 Nov

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. Here in my little corner of France, where the landscape still bears the scars of two world wars, there are preparations under way across the region to commemorate and honour the lost with a special vigil for Armistice Day 11 November 2018. And, if you’re in the area […]

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