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See & Do in France


North France

Bayeux Tapestry in Normandy  www.bayeux-tourism.com/eng/decouvrir/decouvrir.html

D Day Landings  www.normandy1944.com

The very famous Celtic Music Festival in August  www.festival-interceltique.com

South West France

Canoe-Kayaking in the beautiful gorges of Aveyron, float past majestic cliffs, over rapids and past medieval villages. Prices include boat hire, lifejackets, paddles and transport.  Group rates on request.  www.peidsdansleau.com

Microlight Flights  - Several sky tours of the Lot-et-Garonne and of the Lot River Valley are offered. 10 minute and 1 hour flights available. For more information visit  www.ulmstex.com

Try something different - drive a hydroplane on the river Lot At Castelmoron. The hydroplanes is a brand new type of watercraft that you can drive without licence using a simple joystick, providing you with a new exciting experience. Fun from 1 to 90! For more information visit www.nautilius.fr

Balloon Flights  Learn more about the history of this beautiful region from the air.   www.perigord-dordogne-montgolfieres.com 

Boat Hire  There are some 8500 km/5000+ miles-waterways for pleasure sailing in France and thus France has the first river network in Europe. Try www.baboumarine.fr for boat hire on the Lot.

Adventure Parks  With fantastic tree-top trails, death slides, rope walkways and much more Cap Nature 46 is an excellent place to spend a day out.  There is also a mountain bike course.  www.capnature46.com

Theme Parks  A great day out,  www.walibi.com

Aquarium, Zoos and Wildlife Parks  A visit to Perigord’s Aquarium Parc is really like a walk in the very heart of different “reproduced” rivers, bring to life the variety of aquatic nature locally.  From the brook to the lake, the visitor gets to know more the inhabitants of our rivers, thanks to many information aids.  www.parc-aquarium.com

Reptiles - If reptiles are your thing, then a visit to Reptile Land at Martel is a must, you can also see more than 35 varieties of orchids, epiphytes.  www.reptiland.fr

Fantastic Caves   In absolute safety, visitors can explore an uninterrupted multitude of features in all shapes and sizes, in an array of colours, for best effect illuminated by modern electric lighting installed in the last few years.  www.grottesdepresque.com

Chateaux  Built in the 13th century by the Lords of Poudenas who were subjects of Edward the First, a Plantagenet, Duke of Aquitaine and King of England, the chateau of Poudenas defends the valley of the Gelise river fifty meters below at the point where the forest of the Landes region begins.  www.poudenas.com

Gardens and garden centres  Situated near Marmande.   www.jardineriejay.com

Horse Riding   If you love the idea of riding fine horses through beautiful French countryside, The Cheval Blanc equestrian centre is tailor-made for you!   www.lotchevalblanc.fr.st

Vineyards  Domaine de Lauroux is a 100-acre viticultural estate situated in the department of the Gers in South West France.  The Domaine is owned by Nicolas and Karen Kitchener, a British couple who left their respective careers in the UK to pursue their dream of creating quality, affordable wines in the Cotes de Gascogne Appellation d'Origine.  www.lauroux.com

Chateau Beauliu – within the valley of the river Isle the Merlot and Cabinet Sauvignon vinestock occupies a gravel plateau surrounding the 18th Century Chateau where traditional vinification is practiced and wine is created in store houses nestled deep within the ground.  www.chateaubeaulieu.com 

For more information:  Take a look at www.esite.fr a good guide to everything from museums to sports centres

Festivals  For up to date info on all the great French festivals go to www.francefestivals.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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