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Celebrating Bastille Day at Sequoia Parc


Hi, Clive, Just keeping you up-to-date with what is going out out here in South East France. Bastille Day is celebrated every year on 14th July (not just here – but all over France). It is France’s national day and commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which took place on 14th July 1789 and marked [...]

98th Tour de France 2011 – 3 stages in The Vendée

Yellow cyclist

2011 sees the Grand Start of the Tour de France in The Vendée. This year 3 stages of the race will take place in this region. Stage 1 – Saturday 2nd July: THE PASSAGE DU GOIS to MONT DES ALOUETTES – The 180km stage begins at sea-level, at Fromentine (the Barre-de-Monts), finishes at the famous [...]

Festivals and Events in and around The Vendée – June/July

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Our reps, Philippa and Josip, on Sol a Gogo St Jean de Monts, emailed this information regarding events happening locally for the rest of June and July. These events are usually free (obviously you pay for refreshments if you have them). The French are passionate about their little festivals, and it never fails to amuse [...]

Fête de la Musique – from Le Vieux Port

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Thanks to our reps on Le Vieux Port for telling us about the annual Fête de la Musique, taking place at the summer solstice – 21st June – when summer officially begins. Yippee! Lots of local bands and musicians set up in the streets and at local venues, and play free shows. There will be [...]

Tour de France – A Family Day Out

Tour de France 2011 – Is it worth it? Yes it is! The kids will LOVE it!

The 98th Tour de France will start on July 2nd at Passage du Gois, in the Vendée, a tidal causeway to the Island of Noirmoutier; it will then transit via Britanny, Normandy, the Loire Valley, the Centre, Auvergne and the Midi Pyrenees, before crossing to the Alps and heading slowly back north. Mountain stages will take place in the Auvergne (probable ascent of the Puy Mary) the Pyrenees, and the Alps the race will finish in Paris, 3,471 km later, on July 24th on the Champs Elysées.

Croatia Holidays – what to eat and drink

Here is the third and final installment of Travel Supermarket’s guest blog about holidays in Croatia and what to do when you’re there. This focuses on a topic very close to everyone’s hearts – what to eat and drink! If you want to sample a typical Croatian dish, three restaurants definitely worth a visit are [...]