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The Wheel of Fortune at Beauvais

 

 

The cathedral of Beauvais (northwest of Paris) is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture but the older church of St Etienne is of even more interest for a particular reason. The north rose is known as the “Wheel of Fortune” window because it is thought to represent the medieval notion of human life […]

Finding the cheapest flight to France

 

We can’t guarantee AirHint, but because this’ll help you understand the dynamics of airline pricing v how early to book, you’ll have a much better chance of saving money on your flights with the low-cost airlines.

If you’re using a low cost carrier for your flights, you should make sure you really buy […]

Winter and Summer Skiing at the French Alps’ New Highest Hotel

The highest hotel in the French Alps, with the highest residences in Europe is currently under construction in Val d’Isère. Set to be completed in time for the ski season at the end of 2018, the development is one of many happening in this world famous resort.

“Val d’Isère is arguably undergoing the most […]

What actually is Jet lag?

Jet lag is the disturbance to sleep patterns produced by travelling across several times zones when flying East or West. It is usually worse when you fly East (towards the Middle East, China and Japan or returning to France or the UK from a stay in the USA) as the body finds it harder […]

By Lesley Williams republished from Cicerone​ 13 July 2018

I’ve never been a strong cyclist, but until recently I’ve always enjoyed cycling. Now I simply love it! This is not just an isolated remark overheard in a pub, it’s a growing phenomenon, and cyclists who scorn e-bike riders should pause to consider the […]

Colonnes Moresques and Morris Columns

. . . from urinals, to poster sites, back to urinals, to tool sheds, to phone booths and back to poster sites . . .

By Pierre

SECRET AND OFFBEAT PARIS, SQUARES AND STREETS OF PARIS, THE PARIS CHALLENGE

The Morris column(colonne Morris in French)is a tall and elegant dark green advertising column. […]

Immerse yourself in the heart of the Middle Ages

Visit a 21st-century medieval adventure In the heart of France, in northern Burgundy, a team of fifty master-builders have taken on an extraordinary challenge: building a castle using medieval techniques and materials. In the heart of Guédelon forest, in an abandoned quarry, a team of master-builders is building a 13th-century castle from scratch. Quarrymen, […]

It’s that time of year again… GRAPE STOMP! 

Take a tour of a Provençal farm, learn how grapes are cultivated and how wine is made, PLUS stomp grapes in enormous antique oak barrels that are waist-high, roomy enough for 4+ people, and have a view of Mount Sainte Victoire.

You’ll learn the difference between harvesting wine grapes and table grapes, […]

Updates from Ryanair

Ryanair, our self proclaimed “Europe’s No.1 airline”, announced a new weekly London Stansted ski route to and from Dole, France commencing in December 2018. Ryanair’s Stansted Winter 2018 schedule includes 124 routes in total with three other new routes to Belfast, Edinburgh and Nantes.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely declared “Ryanair is pleased to announce a new […]

One year to go until the beginning of the Elizabeth Line

Elizabeth line services will be introduced in phases, with the central London stations opening in December 2018 “The Elizabeth line will transform travel across London and the South East, with new state-of-the-art trains transporting millions of people quickly across London, providing a huge boost to the economy” Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London New December […]