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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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Amboise - a medieval market town fit for a King

On the banks of the Loire River, 14 miles east of Tours, lies the medieval market town of Amboise. Once home to the French royal court it is also where the great Leonardo da Vinci spent the remaining years of his life. Some of his inventions are still in Amboise today and have not been removed. His house, the Clos Lucé manor house, has lost some of its original building but it still remains standi...

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Last updated 14 Jan 2008

Rennes le Chateau and the Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code books and films has placed a number of sights in the Pyrenees firmly on the tourist circuit.

Of these, by far the easiest to get to is the village of Rennes le Chateau which is about 15 minutes drive from Quillan on the Carcassonne road.

Not so long ago, there was one relatively small car park which would have held at most 20 cars yet when we went recently we found a stream...

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Last updated 12 Jan 2008

Angouleme - The City of Festivals

In South-western France, in the Dept of Charente, lies Angouleme 'The City of Festivals'. Located 134 km or 83.8 miles N.N.E. of Bordeaux on the railway between Bordeaux and Poitiers Angouleme is easily accessible by rail, car and by plane.

Angoulême is encircled by boulevards above the old city walls, known as the Remparts, and from here fine views can been seen of all directions. Not regarded...

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Last updated 12 Jan 2008

Futuroscope - Poitiers futuristic Themepark

The famous themepark, Futuroscope, promises people of all ages an exciting interactive experience that will amaze and stun the senses. Unlike other themeparks each attraction involves total participation taking each person on a journey through sight, sound and everything in between. Your time at Futuroscope will be divided into "experiences" and each one promises you a walk through a new world.

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Last updated 05 Jan 2008

Strasbourg - modern and medieval Europe

You'll know Strasbourg for it's European institutions and probably dismissed it as being only for them which is a shame because it has a lot to offer the tourist.

Yes, there are European institutions aplenty including the International Institute of Human Rights, the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine (the original European institution), the European Science Foundation, the European ...

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Last updated 01 Jan 2008

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