France

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Toulon Town and Historic Buildings – France

By Rosie | June 28, 2017

Toulon is located on the south coast of France between St Tropez and Marseille. It is the capital of the Var department and is a major French naval base. Toulon town is a beautiful place with old buildings painted in lovely pastel shades. The buildings are adorned with gorgeous rustic shutters and beautiful balconies. Toulon…

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Toulon Markets – France

By Rosie | June 27, 2017

I went to the Toulon Markets one Friday morning in Summer to see what produce & products they had for sale. The Toulon Markets are very similar to lots of other Provençal markets in that they sell fresh fruits, cheeses, flowers, clothes and other bits and bobs. I would recommend buying some fresh fruit for…

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Photographs of the French Countryside

By Rosie | June 15, 2017

The French countryside is so different to English countryside. There are vineyards flowing over the hills as far as the eye can see. There are huge mountains, beautiful trees and wild flowers. It’s not what I’m used to but I love it all the same. The countryside in France is greener than I expected before…

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Narbonne Beach – France

By Rosie | June 11, 2017

If you’re looking for a beautiful large sandy beach in the South of France, look no further. The Narbonne Beach is a lovely long sand beach located around 15 mins drive from Narbonne. The best time to go is in the Summer months to guarantee warm sunshine and plenty of time for sunbathing. Otherwise a…

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Rainy afternoon in Narbonne – France

By Rosie | June 10, 2017

Narbonne is a lovely Roman town in the South of France dating back to 118 BC. It’s located between Montpellier and the France/Spain border around 15km from the Mediterranean Sea. It is the largest town in the Aude region with the second being Carcassonne. I came here on a miserable rainy day in June and really…

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How to spent 2 hours in Gruissan – France

By Rosie | June 8, 2017

Gruissan is a small town close to Narbonne on the South coast of France. It’s a historical town with beautiful old ruins on top of a hill in the center of the town. The Barberousse Tower over looks hundreds of orange roof tops, the small windy streets, the still waters and the surrounding harbours. It’s…

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Cassis Town and Church – France

By Rosie | June 6, 2017

I’ve talked a little about the Port de Cassis and the beach at Cassis, so now I want to talk about the town. It’s a small village with around 10,000 inhabitants. I think my favourite part of any French village is the beautiful brightly (or pastel) painted buildings. They are so fantastic and unique. Every…

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Cassis Beach and Chateau – France

By Rosie | June 5, 2017

Cassis beach is rather small and pebbly so isn’t my favourite. However, it does have fantastic views of the Cap Canaille which is a huge red rock face to the left hand side as you look out to the Mediterranean sea. It’s a fantastic landscape and a bit surreal whilst swimming in the water to…

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Port de Cassis – France

By Rosie | June 4, 2017

The Port de Cassis is where you can get a boat ride out into the Mediterranean Sea. There are several options depending on how far you want to go. The cheapest ticket is €16 per adult for a 45 minute boat ride and seeing 3 calanques. The most expensive costs €28 per adult for a…

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Bormes les Mimosas – France

By Rosie | May 28, 2017

I have visited a lot of French hilltop towns, but Bormes les Mimosas was one of my favourites (and that is saying something!!). I loved getting lost in the small streets and admiring the beautiful doors & windows. Bormes les Mimosas is such a flowery place with colours bursting out from every corner. Also, the…