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Find out Whats On Where you are going in France

A good site to help you find out what is going on in the region of France where you are planning to holiday. Also lots of other useful information :
http://france.angloinfo.com/

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Posted by on March 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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A Campsite Review

Well so far today no further news of strikes ! I think every method of travel almost was covered with the news yesterday so lets hope this disruption wont head into the summer to affect us all. However I can sympathise with the strikers – a return to Victorian Britain with a few people taking all the money that the rest of us had made and then not paying the workers properly !

Anyway to get us back in the holiday mood, here is an interesting article from The Telegraph in 2007. It is pretty good at summing up the problems with some of the bigger campsites in the high season months of July and August – some of the big sites may be exactly what you are looking for but read the reviews in the brochures carefully to see if you can find out if the site you are planning to go to is really what you are looking for. He also discusses the advantages of booking a tent rather than a mobile home. I would agree that all the washing up and shower facilities in the sites we have reviewed were all spotlessly clean and its a great way to meet other campers, over the washing up !
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/dordogne/737344/French-camping-without-tears.html

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Posted by on March 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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More Strikes Affecting Travel !

Strikes by French Air Traffic Controllers for the next few days may affect your flights from France. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8529978.stm
A National Strike in France may affect those holidaying in Paris who want to travel by train. About half the trains were running on Paris commuter lines on Tuesday morning 23rd March, while nearly two-thirds of national high-speed TGV services were operating, according to French news agency AFP.
National rail operator SNCF said services would be disrupted until early on Wednesday. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8582485.stm

And British Airways have plans to strike again on March 27-30. For more information : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8583907.stm However the ferry companies are hoping to gain some business from these strikes by bringing two new ferries onto the Portsmouth to France route ! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8583270.stm

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Posted by on March 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Radio 4’s You and Yours discuss Hire Car Charges Abroad

You and Yours discuss a consumer summit in Brussels discusses a new code of practice so you won’t be hit by hidden car hire charges when abroad. To listen again :
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/youandyours/items/02/2010_11_fri.shtml

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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BA strike: Cabin crew to walk out as talks collapse

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8576727.stm

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Another possible Air France Strike !

Well so far my blog has listed a lot of strikes affecting tourists heading to France ! It wasnt intended to be such a depressing blog and hopefully I will find some good holiday news soon !
Air France Cabin Crew are threatening to strike if no agreement is reached with management, who wish to cut costs with efficiency savings, before 28th March. The strike looks like it would be around 1st April – more to follow !

http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2010/03/17/les-hotesses-et-stewards-d-air-france-agitent-la-menace-d-une-greve-dure_1320385_3234.html

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Posted by on March 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Family Holidays in France

An interesting article about some things to do while holidaying with your family in various parts of France :

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/family-france-from-the-ardennes-to-disneyland-1883172.html

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Posted by on March 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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