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Festivals in France 2014

One of the best things about visiting France is the abundance of festivals and annual events that pepper the calendar in places all over the country. France has a lot to celebrate. The nation is known for its food, wine, fine art and that elegant style that's difficult to define, but very easy to spot. If you're planning a trip to France this season, you'll want to be sure to add a few of these French festivals to your travel itinerary:

Food and Wine Festivals
Food and wine are synonymous with France, so it's just natural that the country have a full schedule of festivals to celebrate these delicious natural resources.

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Arzviller Barge Lift in Alsace France

Located in northeastern France along the Marne-Rhine Canal, the Arzviller Barge Lift is a unique feat of engineering that allows barges to easily cross the Vosges Mountain range that bisects the canal. This intriguing and scenic transportation system is a highlight of any barge trip to this part of France.

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Aromatic Cheeses of France

The term "follow your nose" aptly applies to some of France's most aromatic cheeses. Brave the olfactory adventures and enjoy some of the country's best loved creations, with a glass of wine of course.

Here is a list of some famous stinky cheeses from France.

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Kir Royal - The Royal Drink of Burgundy

The fizz of the Champagne tickles your nose. The blood-red color of the Crème de Cassis de Dijon liqueur provides a richness to delight the eye and hint of sweetness to please the palate. This is the Kir Royale, a cocktail that originated in Burgundy, France. Located in the central part of the country, this region is a favorite of lovers of fine wines and delectable foods. Dijon mustard is one of the area’s specialties, as are Burgundy truffles. But it is the Kir Royale that is considered the royal drink of Burgundy.

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Discover the Distinct Regions of France

Paris is France’s famed cultural and metropolitan core. Venturing beyond the City of Lights takes you into the country's distant and not so distant past. Sample fine wines and regional dishes as you explore these 21 regions, each with a history and flavor of its own.

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