Tag Archives: France

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 security queues we aren’t talking World Travel Market here  – but this year’s British Guild of Travel Writers Gala Awards Dinner … ..more

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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, describes a corner of France that remains defiantly distinctive: Soule, Labourd and Basse-Navarre. Names that have long faded from the … ..more

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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 the principal cities – rejuvenated Bilbao, beautiful San Sebastián, verdant Vitoria and lively Pamplona —- and also delves deeper into … ..more

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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, France earlier in 2015. Taking a one hour guided tour along a raised walkway, visitors can see reproductions of 36,000 year … ..more

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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 region during the Second World War. One of the most significant was Rivesaltes, near Perpignan. Today Rivesaltes is best known for … ..more

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