• Archive for July, 2014

    Carcassonne Enjoys Another Moment of Fame

    by  • July 22, 2014 • Carcassonne

    The Tour de France starts from Carcassonne as it heads for the Pyrenees As I write this blog, the Tour de France begins its assault of the Pyrenees with the riders tackling a tricky stage from Carcassonne to Bagnères-de-Luchon.  The stage will give the riders a taste of things to come over the next...

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    It’s Festival Time in Venice

    by  • July 16, 2014 • Festivals, Venice

    Fireworks will light up St Mark’s at the Festa del Redentore Venice has a number of festivals which commemorate the overcoming of plagues that overran the city in the 16th and 17th centuries. The biggest of these festivals is the Festa del Redentore – Festival of the Redeemer – which takes place this coming...

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    Paris Prepares to Party….

    by  • July 13, 2014 • City Breaks, Paris

    Events take place in central Paris to commemorate Bastille Day The city of Paris prepares to party as France commemorates the start of the French Revolution with its big national holiday on 14th July.   As usual, there will be mass celebrations in villages, towns and cities up and down the country.  To kick off...

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    Game of Thrones – From Malta & Morocco to Iceland & Northern Ireland

    by  • July 10, 2014 • Belfast, City Breaks, Dubrovnik, Film, Malta, Marrakech, Reykjavik

    The Landmarks & Landscapes behind this TV blockbuster Admittedly I arrived a little late to the party, but having just watched four series back-to-back of the TV phenomenon that is Game of Thrones, I’ve been left with an empty void in my evening entertainment that has been hard to fill! With the Queen’s recent...

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