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HAVING been in France for over a year, and spoken to and interviewed many people, what are the best tips for a painless move?
Of course the first thing you should do is read thisfrenchlife and sign-up to my newsletter – but I would say that…
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Craig McGinty on 30 November 2004 in Property | Permalink
IF you are hosting family and friends in France over Christmas and New Year then you are faced with the challenge of ‘entertaining’ them.
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Craig McGinty on 30 November 2004 in Tourism | Permalink
FLYBE have said they are considering three new routes from west Yorkshire to France, which may start in 2006.
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Craig McGinty on 30 November 2004 in Travel | Permalink
LOW cost airline EU Jet are offering two for the price of one on tickets booked before midnight on Wednesday.
The offer applies to flights booked for travel between December 1, 2004 and January 31, 2005 inclusive. But you will have to be quick as the deadline for making the booking is midnight on Wednesday, December 1.
The offer applies to all routes, including flights to Nice and Toulouse, although taxes and charges are not included and tickets are subject to availability.
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Craig McGinty on 29 November 2004 in Travel | Permalink
THERE are a couple of interesting deals at the moment on cross-channel ferries if you can book in advance.
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THE Louvre in Paris has reopened the Apollo Gallery after a three year restoration programme with a show of royal jewels and works of art.
The gallery was first created in the 17th Century to show off the splendour of the Sun King Louis XIV.
Based around ancient mythology the room has had over £3 million spent on it, including state of the art security.
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Craig McGinty on 28 November 2004 in The arts | Permalink
POPULAR reasons given for moving to France from British people living here are that the roads in the UK are too busy, the shops are always packed and it takes an age to get to work.
Another is the cost of living seems to getting more expensive every year, and two recent studies may just prove these as valid points.
The government’s Office for National Statistics claims that by 2028 the UK population is projected to rise in all of the regions of England except the North East.
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Craig McGinty on 26 November 2004 in Current Affairs | Permalink
THE French national railway company, SNCF, has launched a new service featuring de-stress massages, tapas bars and portable DVD players.
Passengers on TGV trains between Paris and Marseille will be able to choose to sit in either relaxation zones or activity areas on the iDTGV service.
SNCF is hoping to claw back some of the passengers they have lost to low cost airlines as competition on longer journeys increases.
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Craig McGinty on 25 November 2004 in Travel | Permalink
TRAVELLING to France by ferry is a must if you are having to move a lot of furniture and belongings.
However, it is obvious that the cost of a ferry ticket is a lot more expensive than picking up a cheap low cost flight.
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Craig McGinty on 24 November 2004 in Travel | Permalink
A MAJOR expansion at Liverpool airport by Ryanair will see the start of two new routes to France in April next year.
Ryanair will start a service to Limoges on April 19, 2005 that will run three times a week, with fares starting from £4.99 excluding taxes.
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Craig McGinty on 23 November 2004 in Travel | Permalink