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Grand Parc Puy du Fou: from Gladiators to Celestial Virgins, oh and Larry the Lion

I blame Mickey Mouse, or should that be Mickey le Souris? It seems to me that ever since Tinkerbell opened those fairytale gates to Euro Disney, sorry…Disneyland Paris in 1992, something has been happening to France that far from enchanting … Continue reading

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The Paris Eiffel Tower: testament to one man’s determination to succeed; not so sure he’d approve of the modern bling

I have visited Le Tour Eiffel three times and I will never tire of it, although I did see it in a whole new light – quite literally – this time round. The drive into the centre of Paris was made all … Continue reading

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Lourdes France, a place of pilgrimage or commercial enterprise?

When I told friends I was visiting Lourdes, their reaction was one of general “oh that’s interesting” and the conversation moved on to other topics. This in itself is interesting because even though it is probably one of the most … Continue reading

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