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Whole Earth Guide

Let us be your tourist guide to the world. As we expand into new countries, we'll give you all the information that you need to know before you go and show you all the highlights of each country and region. Along the way we'll reveal places that you can stay with the service levels you thought had long since gone.

Whole Earth Guide in France

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Emigrating to France: Planning your move

As the number of house buyers looking at France seems once more to be on the increase, we’re starting a little series today which will take you through all the steps from when you first have the idea of moving to France or just buying a Summer home here to settling in.

Over the course of our little series, we cover all aspects of buying a house in France in enough detail to let you do it with t...

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Last updated 20 Apr 2012

Le Pays des Bastides Albigeoises

The largest region in France, Midi Pyrenees is an essentially rural area, stretching some 400km from the highlands of the Massif Central in the north, to the crests of the Pyrenees, on the Spanish border, in the south. Located between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, it is often referred to as 'the region where the living is good'.

Unlike many regions of France, Midi-Pyrénées is not a histor...

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Last updated 07 Apr 2012

Holy place of pilgrimage - Lourdes

Ever since the young French girl, Bernadette Soubirous, witnessed a series of visions of the Virgin Mary in a grotto in the village of Lourdes back in 1858 the town has become a destination for pilgrims from all over the world.

Lourdes is situated in the Dept 65 of the Haute Pyrenees in the region of the beautiful Midi Pyrenees.
In 1858 14 year old Bernadette Soubirous experienced 18 visions ...

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Last updated 11 Apr 2008

Central Brittany

We love it here in our rural idyll: the skies are clearer and bluer - there's no pollution; the grass and trees really are greener; and because there's no light pollution the night sky is very dark and you'll see so many stars that you'll think you could just reach up and pluck one to keep! This is a fascinating area of Brittany giving you the choice of wonderful inland valleys and hills to explor...

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Last updated 09 Apr 2008

The Vendee

Situated on the west coast of France, the Vendee is becoming one of France’s most sought-after holiday destinations. Its unique combination of glorious coastline and diverse countryside make it perfect for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. It offers a taste of 'real France', with picturesque villages, historic towns, true French culture and some of the best beaches in France (a total of 1...

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Last updated 09 Apr 2008

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