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Bistrot + boules = bonheur

Lis Gerard-Sharp finds the perfect equation for contentment in a Provencal village where not a lot goes on… Travel writers…

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Images of Summer

In the latest of our seasonal round ups, BGTW members capture images of long summer days:

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A knights’ trail in the Aube

The French department of Aube is rich in the history of the Knights Templar, Simon Willmore followed their trail… The…

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Theatre gets Guild award

The BGTW Tourism Awards are much sought after. John Ruler presented one that suggests the Entente Cordiale might survive even…

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Right said Fred, time to hit the bubbly

Mike Pedley explores Champagne’s terroirs and cellars The Avenue de Champagne in Epernay is no ordinary street. Its kilometre-long strip…

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1.7m Impressions of La Champagne & L’Ardenne

Last week, just under 90 BGTW travel writers, bloggers, photographers & broadcasters visited Reims in Northern France for our Annual…

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Reims and Troyes – a tale of two cities

On first acquaintance, says Roger Bray, Reims and Troyes appear to be chalk and cheese. The former is solidly mature…

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The Guild AGM – It’s a military operation!

This weekend, the advance guard of the BGTW will be heading out to Reims in France at the start of…

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Images of 2016 from BGTW members

In case anyone needs reminding that, besides writing beautiful prose, BGTW members take beautiful photographs, here are some of their images that…

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BGTW Gala Awards Dinner hits high notes

With the unveiling of top tourism honours for a new railway, a project to connect the horrors of the Great…

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Final countdown to the BGTW Gala Awards Dinner

The final countdown has begun to the travel event of the year. Though the two go together like airports and…

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Of Peppers, Pelota and Pottoks

Murray Stewart, whose new guide to The Basque Country and Navarre*, published by Bradt, will be available in book shops from April 12,…

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New Bradt Basque Country Guidebook by Murray Stewart

In this, the most complete guidebook to the Spanish and French Basque Country and Navarre, BGTW member Murray Stewart covers…

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BGTW Tourism Awards – Best European Tourism Projects 2015

The Best European Tourism Award went to the replica Caverne Pont d’Arc  (nominated by BGTW members Mary Anne Evans and John Malathronas). It opened in Ardèche,…

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Remembrance tourism in France and the Pyrenees

The image of Southern France is not immediately associated with concentration camps. But there were many of them in the…