Superheroes land at camping des pins in soulac-sur-mer

Superheroes land at camping des pins in soulac-sur-mer

From May to October 2014, the Camping des Pins in Soulac -sur -Mer organises special holidays themed around the values of family, well- being and sharing its cultural and territorial heritage. Piloting its first weekend, the children will have central place through the universal theme of superheroes. Related to the release of the new film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ” in the Spiderman trilogy, the camping des Pins will be transformed into a fantastic playground: obstacle games, bowling , balls, course quiz, creative workshops etc. . . ALL EVENTS ARE…

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The 400th birthday of André Le Nôtre in Versailles

The 400th birthday of André Le Nôtre in Versailles

This year, on the occasion of the 4th centenary of the birth of André Le Nôtre, the city of Versailles and the Château de Versailles will tribute the famous gardener of Louis XIV. Architect, landscape architect, but also confidant of the king, André Le Nôtre is the origin of the development of French gardens. In 2013, Versailles celebrate the Year Le Nôtre exposing the talent of this vision through exhibitions, shows, festivals and restorations.     In Versailles End of April 2013: at 100 meters from the Château de Versailles,…

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The top 50 places to visit in France – Number 38 – Nigloland

The top 50 places to visit in France – Number 38 – Nigloland

In at number 38 is Nigloland with 500,000 visitors per year. With 37 rides and shows in a natural environment! Rides that give you an adrenaline rush for the bravest and a whole village dedicated to children, there’s fun for everyone in Nigloland. Nigloland is a rare example of French amusement parks to have developed without the intervention of public funds. Since its inception, no grant was ever requested by the brothers Gelis, the municipality and the department simply to invest in the necessary access to the delivery of many visitors….

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The top 50 places to visit in France – Number 39 – Chateau Haut-Koenigsbourg

The top 50 places to visit in France – Number 39 – Chateau Haut-Koenigsbourg

In at number 39 is Chateau Haut-Koenigsbourg with 486,630 visitors per year. With a wonderful panaromic view from the Castle on a clear day you might even be able to see the Alps, it is a medieval fortress, rebuilt at the beginning at 1900, restored inside too there are English guides in the high season The first records of a castle built by the Hohenstaufens date back to 1147. Staufenberg, as it was called at the time, sat high above the Alsace plain at an altitude of more than 700 metres. This…

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The top 50 places to visit in France – Number 40 – Tours De La Cathedrale

The top 50 places to visit in France – Number 40 – Tours De La Cathedrale

In at number 40 is Tours De La Cathedrale with 475,903 visitors per year Notre Dame Cathedral (Notre Dame de Paris) is actually Number 2 in the Paris top places to visit with over 13,000.00 visitors, our number 40 is for the tours to Notre Dame Cathedral. Beautiful Gothic architecture which is 850 years old in 2013 Notre-Dame Cathedral is on the Ile de la Cité in Paris, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Made more famous by Victor Hugo in his novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. http://www.notredamedeparis.fr More information on the tours…

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The top 50 places to visit in France – Number 41 –Téléphérique du Brévent

The top 50 places to visit in France – Number 41 –Téléphérique du Brévent

In at number 41 is the Téléphérique du Brévent (Brévent cable car and Planpraz lift) with 455,486 visitors per year Discover the south slope and its great panoramic view of Mont Blanc. From Chamonix, you can take the gondola lift to Plan Praz at 1,999m, then the cable car to Le Brévent at 2,525m. Plan Praz is the departure point for great excursions including trips to Lake Cornu, and Grand Balcon Sud. It also has a fine take-off area for paragliding. From the top of Le Brévent, a footpath goes to…

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The top 50 places to visit in France – Number 42 – Sommet du Puy Mary

The top 50 places to visit in France – Number 42 – Sommet du Puy Mary

In at number 42 is The Summit of Mount Mary (Sommet du Puy Mary) with 450,00 visitors per year The Summit of Mount Mary (Sommet du Puy Mary) Gouged out by glaciers, called locally the pyramid and due to its accessibility by car, is much busier than Mount Dome, at 5765ft the view is tremendous from the top, over the whole chain of volcanoes. It is one of the 37 Grand Sites of France The Massif du Cantal is the largest strato volcano in Europe with a surface area of almost…

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The top 50 places to visit in France – Number 43 – Océanopolis Brest

The top 50 places to visit in France – Number 43 – Océanopolis Brest

In at number 43 is Océanopolis Brest (Brittany) with 446,610 visitors per year Océanopolis has 4 areas for you to discover, the Tropical Pavilion, Polar Pavilion, Temperate Pavilion and the Biodiversity Pavilion. Experience a wonderful journey into warm oceans and seas in the Tropical Pavilion. Suggestive of ideal holidays or paradise on earth, the tropical belt extends on both sides of the Equator, including all waters where the temperature remains above 20°C at all times. Comprising a total of 1700m3 of aquariums, the Tropical Pavilion illustrates the wide diversity of marine organisms,…

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Beynac-et-Cazenac – Dordogne

Beynac-et-Cazenac – Dordogne

Within the list of top places to visit in France the Dordogne comes up fairly regularly as you might expect but if the list was down to me alone then The Dordogne would be at the top. I can’t put really put my finger on one particular thing that sparked my love of the area and there are certainly too many places to cover in one article so I will keep it in and around Beynac-et-Cazenac with a focus on the lovely campsite  Le Capeyrou which is situated on the…

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The top 50 places to visit in France – Number 44 – Padirac Cave

The top 50 places to visit in France – Number 44 – Padirac Cave

In at number 44 is Gouffre – Padirac (Padirac Cave) with 437,900 visitors per year. After a vertiginous descent by lift or on foot down to a depth of 103 metres below the ground, you take a trip in a small boat on the underground river through majestic galleries. Then the Grande Pendeloque comes into view – a giant 60 m high stalactite – which seems to hang by a thread, admiring itself in the Rain Lake. After disembarking, you take a walking tour to the Lake of Gours and the Great…

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