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Puy du Fou voted Best Theme Park

Tbe French theme Park Puy du Fou has been voted “Best Theme Park in the World” at the Thea Award Ceremony of the “International Asssociation of Amusement Parks and Attractions” in Los Angeles.

The Vendée park, is to be found between La-Roche-sur-Yon and Angers, was chosen ahead of 700 parks in 40 countries. This is not a typical theme park with hair raising rides, but we thoroughly enjoyed the spactular “arena shows” which the park puts on to tell the history of the Vendeen region. Visitors can watch performances starring Roman gladiators, swashbuckling musketeers, marauding Vikings and fantastic swooping birds.Puy du Fou Roman Gladiators

We all had a different favourite show but they are all fantastic and well rehearsed.There is a new show this year to celebrate the parc’s 35th Anniversary and I believe this show will feature acrobatics on horseback !  There is also, of course, the famous night show at the park, “la Cinescenie”, which features numerous horses and a cast of hundreds.

We loved this park and visited from the La Garangeoire campsite in the Vendee – an easy hour’s drive away. You can also visit from the Loire campsites that feature on our website at :

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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Le Quinze Aout

The traditional month of French holidays ends today and is commonly known as “Le Quinze Aout” or Assumption Day. This religious festival finishes the tradional month long French holidays which start on Bastille Day, the 14th July.

To hear a little more of the history of this festival and how it is often celebrated with fireworks, please listen to Lisa Jardine’s “Point of View” piece from Radio 4 which can be accessed from this webpage :
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10963263

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Posted by on August 15, 2010 in France, holiday

 

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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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Holidays Hit as Pound Falls Sharply

The value of the pound has fallen against the Euro so if you are planning to holiday in France this year then this will make buying things more expensive if the pound stays at this level. It is now sitting at £1 equalling 1.10 euros.
The UK’s currency has fallen by some 24 per cent against a basket of world currencies since 2007.

This may make a difference to the cost of holidays, even camping holidays with Keycamp, Eurocamp etc. However if you are like us and planning to go on a self catering camping holiday and already can’t afford to eat out then lets hope we are not affected too much by prices in the supermarkets.

http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/162401

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Posted by on March 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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