Christmas Markets 2019 – Haute Savoie, Savoie, Rhone Alps and Genevois region

Here is my roundup of a few Christmas markets/Marché de Noël going on around The Haute Savoie, Savoie, Rhone Alpes and Genevois region in 2019

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La Desalpe in Saint Cergue, Switzerland

A profusion of bright colours from their flowered headdresses rush towards me. The large brass bells clanging and glinting in the early morning sunlight setting off their huge brown eyes. 

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Food & Wine Festivals in France in September & October 2019

So the year in Food & Wine Festivals in France continues. The importance of celebrating regional foods and wines in France is wonderful. The chestnut, giant omelettes, chocolate, Chablis and spicy peppers are including in the round-up of what to eat and drink during September and October.

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Hiking from Lac Mines d’Or, Morzine

There is nothing quite like taking a great hike in the mountains in the Haute Savoie in the summertime. In the Morzine and Les Gets there are endless hiking trails to follow. Most of them have a great restaurant on the hike! So your fitness and gourmand needs are all met!

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Food & Wine Festivals and Events in France in July & August 2019

Summertime and the food and wine festivals in France continue throughout July and August. My picks for foodie festivals in July and August include oysters, cassoulet, pink garlic, plums, prunes and lots of cheese!

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Food & Wine Festivals and Events in France in May & June 2019

So we continue with the food & wine festivals in France in May & June – here are my picks of the food-related events in France for May and June. Once again a great selection…

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A Weekend in Besançon

Why a weekend in Besançon? Or where is Besançon – as a few friends asked when I said I was visiting. Well, one of the reasons I wanted to visit the city of Besançon was because Raymond Blanc was born there.

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Raymond Blanc’s “first great food experience”

During a weekend visit to Besançon in the Franch Comte region of France we enjoyed dinner at Le Poker d’As restaurant. Raymond Blanc said this was where he enjoyed his first great food experience in Besançon at the age of 14. As a longtime admirer of Raymond Blanc, I just had to try it!

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Food & Wine Festivals and Events in France in January and February 2019

As there are a plethora of food and wine festivals and events in France, I thought I’d let you know about them. There are so many things I love about living in France but the celebration of food and wine is right up there at the top of the list.

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