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visit france 2016


With its variety of cultural, historical and natural
delights, France has always been an exciting and enticing place to visit, with
each region promising a unique experience, meaning no one visit to France is
ever the same. 2016, however, is promising an excellent line-up of events which
could make this year in France one to remember. Here are just four of the
reasons you should stay in one of our holiday cottages in France in 2016:

UEFA Euro 2016

This year, France will be hosting the UEFA 2016 Euro
football championships, with 24 countries battling it out for Europe?s biggest
footballing accolade, including defending champions Spain and World Cup holders
Germany. Matches will be held in venues across ten cities in France, including
Paris, Nice, Bordeaux and Marseille, between June 10 and July 10.

Lascaux IV prehistoric cave art centre

Due to open in June is the Lascaux IV prehistoric cave art
complex, where wall paintings from over 20,000 years ago help bring to life
what it was like in the caves alongside scale models and 3D effects. Situated
in the Dordogne?s Montignac-sur-Vezere, the complex is just one kilometre from
the original caves discovered in 1940, and acts as a replacement for the
Lascaux II replica caves.

Tour de France 2016

France?s most famous annual sporting event, the Tour de
France, promises yet more world-class sporting action in 2016, with the race
kicking off on July 2 from Le Mont-Saint Michel in Brittany. Alongside
Brittany, the route will cover several other vast areas of France, each
offering their own challenges, such as the Loire Valley, the Pyrenees and
Provence, between July 2 and July 24.

Cité du Vin

This modern new building, set to open in June, is dedicated
to Bordeaux?s rich heritage as a wine region, and allows visitors to gain an
insight into the thousands of years of winemaking that has taken place in this
area. Situated on the banks of the River Garonne, the Cité du Vin will showcase
how wine has been an important element of the Bordeaux culture from ancient
times to the modern day, with its observation deck offering picture-postcard
views not only of the city but also the surrounding vineyards.


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