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Surfing Southwest France: a croissant mix of beach breaks and barrels - SurferToday

Surfing Southwest France: a croissant mix of beach breaks and barrels - SurferToday | France and All Things French | Scoop.it
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Surfing Southwest France: a croissant mix of beach breaks and barrels
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Summer is hot in the Southwest France, and if you're an early morning surfer, get ready for the pristine offshore surf sessions you'll encounter.
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You can't surf near us in Videix Limousin, but barrels - yes - our oak woodlands are grown in part for the barrel industry. Limousin doesn't have surf, but it does have plenty of swimming lakes with beaches - safe and ideal for family holidays. It has so many lakes that it's been called 'The Lake District of France".

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Limoges Porcelain Easter Eggs

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The city of Limoges, the capital of Limousin, south west France, is famous for two things, Limoges porcelain and Limoges beef cattle. Both are beautiful but the former is a little more accessible to the average person.
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Limoges porcelain is beautiful, fine and strong but did you know that there is a connection between Limoges porcelain and the Russian Fabergé, famous for gloriously and lavishly decorated Easter eggs?

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Limoges plates imported from France in the late 1890s. - American Profile

Limoges plates imported from France in the late 1890s. - American Profile | France and All Things French | Scoop.it
Limoges plates imported from France in the late 1890s.
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Q: I am enclosing a photo of a French Limoges plate that belonged to my grandparents. Originally, there were two plates, and they were given to them on their wedding day in 1909.
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 Limoges, the capital of Limousin, France, is world famous for two things - Limousin cattle and Limoges porcelain. So fine that you can see light through it Limoges porcelain is strong and durable. We chose it for our B&B in Videix, Limousin and so far, six years into our business, it's good as new.

 

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Twitter / StoryOfEarth: Mont Saint Michel, France ...

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Mont Saint Michel, France http://t.co/Lpt2HLazI1
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This looks magical. I'll be putting this on my must-see list.

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Trangia Multi Fuel Camp Stove

Trangia Multi Fuel Camp Stove | France and All Things French | Scoop.it
You gotta be kidding. I'm gonna cook dinner on that! During most of my backpacking days one of the first things you did after setting up your tent was,if you wanted a hot meal you had to gather some wood for a cooking fire.

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If you're camping in France then this camp stove is ideal. 

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I love this stove.  It works great, is light weight and easy to set up and use.

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French Court Eyes Overhaul Of Social Security Tax Breaks - Tax-news.com

French Court Eyes Overhaul Of Social Security Tax Breaks - Tax-news.com | France and All Things French | Scoop.it
French Court Eyes Overhaul Of Social Security Tax Breaks Tax-news.com The French Court of Auditors has published its latest report on the application of the social security financing laws, in which it put forward a raft of fiscal recommendations...
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Oh dear .....

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Limousin Oak Barrels

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Limousin is not a wine producing area, it isn't famous for its brandy, nor does it make whisky, but Limousin oak is an essential part of the fine wine and spirits industries all over the world.
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Limousin, France is not a wine area - we grow oak and chestnut trees and have pastures to fatten the famous Limousin cattle, pigs and sheep. Limousin, though, does have a vital role to play in the wine and spirits industry world wide - oak casks or barrels are made here. Find out how artfully Limousin makes its barrels and where they end up.

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Newark's Limousin Day peaks at 6500gns - Farmers Guardian

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Newark's Limousin Day peaks at 6500gns
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LIMOUSIN Day at Newark on Saturday peaked at 6,500gns for a home-bred cow and calf from D. C. Wharton, Harleston, Norfolk.
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Limousin cattle are such a treat to behold, but you should really see them in the fields of their home, in Limousin, France. They stand in  untreated flower and hay meadows all the year round and give birth in the fields. Every group of cows has a magnificent bull with them. In winter they grow a slightly shaggy coat, but in summer they are so sleek and clean and shiny it's a joy to behold.

 

 

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Tour Eiffel Tower

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Born from the pure engineering genius of Gustave Eiffel, the Tour Eiffel or Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris and France, and an urban icon that is recognised and loved the world over - as powerful as the red white and blue of the French...
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I wrote this article about the Eiffel Tower and its representations. Did you know that the tower was photographed throughout the building process? The first artist to paint the tower did so before it was even finished. Find out how the Eiffel Tower became such an iconic monument.

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