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Holiday misery for the scam victims who believed they’d booked a villa through Owners Direct

Just a reminder what happened to users of “Owners Direct” because of their policy of hiding contact details on their website ! taken from the Guardian 23 Auguat 2014 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/23/holiday-book-online-owners-direct-homeaway-scam   Families pay for accommodation only to discover, at the last minute, it’s non-existent. That means finding somewhere else to […]

Key debate on Brexit and expats

Key debate on Brexit and expats October 19, 2016 THE EFFECT of Brexit on British citizens living in France will be discussed at the National Assembly tomorrow (Thursday) andConnexion readers are invited to express their concerns in advance. The meeting, to be chaired by assembly president (speaker) Claude Bartolone and […]

Musée de la vie rurale et de la coiffe

Wander back through time in a 15th century priory. Discover the everyday objects and lifestyle of the rural past in 7 exhibition rooms: a 19th century farmhouse kitchen, basketwork workshop, a fascinating display of regional headdresses and costumes, embroidery exhibition, the bakery, the laundry room and the barn with its […]

Places to visit in France in 2017 – Nice

France’s second most popular tourist destination after Paris, Nice is renowned for its balmy climate and spectacular setting between the Mediterranean coast and the mountains to the north. Located just 30km away from the Italian border, the city has changed hands several times down the years and was last annexed […]

Introducing Cannes – The South of France

As you walk among the couture shops and palaces of La Croisette, the wealth and glamour of it all cannot fail to impress: admiring Ferraris and Porsches cruising by and celebrity spotting on the glitzy sunlounger-striped beaches and liner-sized yachts moored at the port are hot Cannes pastimes. Whether Cannes’ […]

Christmas Destinations – Disneyland Paris

Following the success of Walt Disney World in Florida, plans to build a similar theme park in Europe emerged in 1972. Under the leadership of E. Cardon Walker, Tokyo Disneyland opened in 1983 in Japan with instant success, forming a catalyst for international expansion. In late 1984 the heads of Disney’s theme park division, Dick Nunis and Jim Cora, presented a list of approximately 1,200 possible European locations for the park. By March 1985, the number of possible locations for the park had been reduced to four; two in France and two in Spain. Both nations saw the potential economic advantages of a Disney theme park and offered competing financing deals to Disney.

10 of the best restaurants in Bordeaux

A new wave of chefs has swept into Bordeaux, propelling the city’s restaurants up France’s culinary pecking order. And they’re serving up at decent prices too   Bordeaux may be the world’s capital of wine, but until recently the city’s restaurant scene had always been lacklustre compared with other French […]

Places to Visit in France – Futuroscope “Taster video”

Plongez dans l’atmosphère fun, festive et familiale du Futuroscope ! Nouveau en 2016, parmi d’autres surprises : enfilez votre peau de bête et venez rire en famille avec les héros de L’Age de Glace, l’attraction et, à la nuit tombée, vivez une soirée magique avec La Forge aux Etoiles, l’aquaféerie […]