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FRANCE Did you know... Uncover the real beauty of ? The French did not invent wine! Highly regarded as the world’s premier wine manufacturer, France produces over 8 billion bottles every year, which translates to 53 litres of wine per person! However, the French did not invent wine. In fact, it was the Greeks and Romans who brought wine to France following the founding of the city of Massalia later renamed ‘Marseille.’ Check out the local cuisine... Croque Monsieur A staple on the menu of every French café, a croque monsieur is an oozy, crisp grilled ham and cheese sandwich accompanied by Béchamel sauce. Calissons d’Aix Associated with Aix-en-Provence, this diamond shaped sweet, made with almond paste, candied fruits and ground almonds, is covered with a layer of royal icing. ITALY Brittany Alsace Loire Valley Rocamadour See pages 55 to 63 for our collection of holidays to France... Paris French Alps FRANCE GERMANY Gorges du Verdon France Embrace all that France has to offer, with a passion for art, wine and café culture, the French have mastered l’art de vivre. Enjoy the endless variety on offer in Paris, with its famous landmarks, museums and galleries; marvel at the unspoilt countryside of Brittany; and witness the natural beauty of the Dordogne and Ardèche. With ancient towns and villages like Rocamadour and stunning châteaux in the Loire Valley, France presents some of the most diverse sights that Europe has to offer. Loire Valley Home to Sancerre and Pouilly- Fumé, the Loire Valley truly captures the essence of French splendour. Kings, queens and dukes came to this elegant valley to build commanding fortresses and extravagant palaces. Brittany Admire dramatic coastlines and explore medieval towns that emerge from thick forests. Brittany’s diversity is showcased by towns such as St. Malo, Vannes and Quimper, with narrow winding streets, impressive ramparts, Gothic cathedrals and half-timbered buildings. Alsace From hill-side vineyards, and historical ruins, to pastel coloured houses, pretty waterways and window-boxes, Alsace is a unique region in the heart of Europe. Rocamadour With historical monuments perched precariously on a vertical cliff face, the ancient pilgrimage site of Rocamadour is a sensational spectacle and truly unmissable. Rocamadour – Page 58 54 Call one of our helpful travel advisers now on 01709 385 673


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