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Posted by | February 13, 2020
WHAT’S FRENCH FOR VALENTINE’S DAY?

The French like to think of France as the epicentre of love. To be fair it has its claims. But on this supposedly most romantic day of the year, Cupid's...

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Posted by | January 5, 2020
Introducing the two centre Franco-British Holiday

For most of our guests, getting to Burgundy means a long-haul flight. But here’s the thing – once you get here Britain is just an easy train ride away. So,...

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Posted by | May 1, 2019
May the Lily be with you!

Today in Burgundy we’ll be holding the Fête du Muguet – the Festival of the Lily of the Valley. We hold it on May 1st, which is Labour Day here....

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Posted by | March 31, 2019
In France today there’s something fishy going

Some things are unique to France. Certainly it’s a very different sort of place when it comes to April 1st. They don’t have April Fool’s Day in the sense they...

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Posted by | December 31, 2018
Vive Le Reveillon et Bonne Année

New Year’s Eve is a big night in France when you wish the world 'Bonne Année' – it's much more boisterous and roisterous than Christmas. New Year’s Eve dinners start...

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Posted by | April 25, 2018
Chenonceau – a fabled castle created by fabulous women

We’ve talked before about the Chateau of Chenonceau. Having just visited again this year, and seen it in its full Spring glory, we’ve refreshed our minds on the awe-inspiring list of owners...

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Posted by | March 29, 2018
So, what wine should you drink with chocolate?

Last week, when we wrote all about chocolate and ‘Chocolat’,  people posed us the question ‘so what wine can you pair with chocolate?’ For us there is only one possible...

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Posted by | March 20, 2018
WELCOME TO DOUBLE CHOCOHOLIC HEAVEN

Some things are a matter of life and death, but chocolate is even more important than that. In France chocolate is an all-consuming passion and the ‘maitre chocolatier’ – the...

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Posted by | February 26, 2018
FRED AND WILMA EAT YOUR HEART OUT

If you’ve ever wanted to discover your inner cave man or woman, or simply fancy finding out what life in a hole in the ground is like, then you’ve just...

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Posted by | February 21, 2018
What do hospitals, wine and hospitality have in common?

Welcome to the Hospices de Beaune Whether you love history or wine (or both for that matter) you’re simply going to fall head over heels for the Hospices de Beaune. ...

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