LOOK at that, I write just yesterday that this weekend is going to be a great time for French sport and the Tour de France self-destructs.
The credibility of the competition has been shattered with the news this morning that pre-race favourites Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso are out of the race.
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MANY holiday home owners will help each other out so, for example, if one property is full they will pass on the potential customer to another owner nearby.
And naturally this offer of a helping hand is returned in a variety of different, but one village in France has taken it a step further.
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IT is set to be a busy sporting weekend in France with the quarter final against Brazil in the World Cup and the start of le Tour.
Saturday will see France take on Brazil in a repeat of the 1998 final that les Bleus went on to win 3 – 0, thanks to a couple of goals from Zinédine Zidane.
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EUROSTAR begins its popular rail service to Avignon on July 8, offering travellers the chance to reach the south of France from just £99 return.
The high-speed train takes a little over six hours from London and gives passengers a chance to begin their holiday en route.
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A PATIENT research group has said the French health system provides its citizens with the best care and support in Europe.
A report from the Health Consumer Powerhouse group claims France, as well as the Netherlands and Germany, came top as the countries who provide the most patient-friendly services.
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FRENCH television channel TF1 has launched a new website that allows people to build their own pages and post words, music and video.
But intriguingly TF1 has said the site will form the basis of a new channel that will allow people to create their own programmes, and see themed shows being made available online.
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WITH France slowly drifting into holiday mode the Telegraph’s correspondent Colin Randall offers some tips on travelling through France.
If you are heading to the south of France from the UK it is quite a challenge to do it without an overnight stop – so he says make an adventure of it.
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