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Galeries Lafayette’s Christmas windows, Saint Nicholas Festival in Nancy and inland adventures in Tahiti

Bonjour,

December can be very warm and festive, with dozens of ways to take advantage of the holidays.
The city of Nancy, all lit up for the occasion, is celebrating Saint-Nicholas with acrobats and musicians, while in Paris the Galeries Lafayette are already displaying their Christmas windows, as always filled with wonder and invention. For insight on how the stars work, the exhibit on French monuments in cinema allows you to explore the behind-the-scenes of film.
Need some pampering? Vichy offers the perfect glamourous weekend getaway for ladies. Should you wish to add a dash of sunshine to your festivities, choose Martinique, dubbed the « Island of flowers », explore inland Polynesia’s gorgeous landscapes or relax at the newly-renovated Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf in St-Francois, Guadeloupe.
For a 2011 full of pleasant discoveries, prepare your next gourmet escapade to Provence with Planet France or book a very romantic Valentine’s Day in Paris with Air Canada.

Caroline Putnoki
Director for Canada

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Saint Nicolas Festival in Nancy

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Troupes of actors, musicians, acrobats and storytellers take part in this traditional festival in the illuminated city on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December.

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Galeries Lafayette’s Christmas windows go musical!

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With « Warm Christmas Show » chosen as this year’s theme, the department store’s window displays echo the music of Hairspray, Mamma Mia or the French « Le soldat rose ».

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“ Monuments, Stars of the 7th Art ”

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Until February 13th, 2011, the Conciergerie in Paris offers you the chance to go behind the scenes and visit a large movie set!

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A girls’ weekend in Vichy, full of glamour and pampering!

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Discover Vichy for two days of pleasure, comprised of shopping, dietary gastronomy and fitness.

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Inland Adventures in Tahiti

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Breathtaking mountain landscapes, lush green jungles replete with exotic wildlife, towering waterfalls, and historical sites… there’s plenty more to see in French Polynesia than just its world-famous beaches!

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Martinique Romantique… A love story

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Have you been dreaming of a romantic moment to savour in the warmth of the sun? Martinique is the ideal place for romance: open yourself to the incredible charm of its landscapes, fishing villages and luxurious nature, to its cultural diversity and sophisticated hotels.

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The Bwa Chick Hotel & Golf in Saint-François, Grande-Terre

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This charming 54-room hotel located in Guadeloupe was recently revamped and renovated, with its re-opening scheduled for December 17th, 2010.

Contests

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He won, She won…..

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By signing up for one of our many contests, several people had the opportunity to travel to France!  Marielou discovered the Mediteranean basin, Stéphane and Nathalie experienced a truly Guadeloupean journey and Rose and Rico explored the Rhône-Alpes vineyards. Here is the list of the lucky winners of our 2010 Contests.

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Give Valentine’s day for Christmas

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Air Canada Vacations is offering a trip to Paris, the most romantic city in the world. Without a doubt, the French capital is a perfect choice to celebrate Passion! Departures between the 9th and 12th of February 2011 for only $1139 per person!

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WinterDelicious in Provence – Taste the wonders of Provence

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Take advantage of Planet France’s exciting offer: a stay in an Aix en Provence four-star hotel from only $845!

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France Guide!French Ski resorts are open, Festival of Light in Lyon and the Gwadloup Festival

Bonjour friends,In France, activities abound all year long, the months of  November and December being no exception to the rule. The many exhibitions and events of the moment are pleasantly taking us to the eve of the coming New Year.

Ski enthousiast won’t have much to wait  as the season is almost under way in the French winter sports resorts. If you’d rather wander through less mountainous areas, Ulysses’s Provence  guide book will provide you with more ideas of outdoor activities : hiking, biking or the beach, among other things.

For those who feel like staying in town, there are many cultural events to choose from  : in Avignon,  a new exhibit named « Ponts » (for bridges) , is presented in two symbolic places of the city : the Palace of the Popes as well as the very famous bridge of Avignon, while the city of Lyon will be completely transformed thanks to the creativity and poetry of its annual Festival of Lights in early December. Two music festivals are just about to light up Guadeloupe with Caribbean and jazzy rythms.

Don’t forget to read all about our latest winners! They had the chance to visit France earlier this fall and share with us their impressions and favourite spots!

Caroline Putnoki
Director for Canada

Events
 
Ski resorts are open!
For those who love snow, skiing and mountain adventures, look here to find out when your favourite resorts will be opening!

 
Festival of Light in Lyon
Every year, as near as possible to the longest night of the year, Lyon lights up and invites the public to one of the biggest urban events in the world. Four illuminated nights for a magnificent urban festival not to be missed!
 
Bridges Exhibition
Bridges is an exhibition that connects talent and Men to Avignon, the city made famous all over the world because of a bridge.

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Guadeloupe Islands – Land of festivals
Caribbean and Creole musics are the stars of the 2 upcoming festivals : the Gwadloup Festival and the ÎloJazz Festival.
Ulysses, your travel bookstore, invites you to discover the Great Outdoors on the French Riviera The Côte d’Azur is a land of contrasts. Its sunny climate and Mediterranean way of life offer something for everyone, no matter what your interests may be. Discover the many outdoor activities you can practice there… Our winners have tested for you vineyards and the French Riviera! Rose and Rico, as well as Marielou, got the chance to discover respectively some French vineyards and the Mediterranean way of life. They share with us their impresssions…

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Alliouagana Festival of the Word, Montserrat. Nov 12-14, 2010

Dear Friends
 
In just about a fortnight from now we will be into the 2nd Alliouagana Festival of the Word which takes place from Friday November 12 to Sunday November 14, 2010.  We hope that as many persons as possible will find this Programme interesting and will try to find the time to attend and participate in all of the planned activities.  Attached is the Programme for the Weekend and you will note that the Pre-Festival Symposium on Thursday November 11 is in honour of the late Alphonsus “Arrow” Cassell.  Kindly help with getting this information to as many persons as possible.
 
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have further questions.
 
Sincerely
 
 
Gracelyn
 
Gracelyn Cassell
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Alliouagana Festival of the Word
c/o The University of the West Indies
Open Campus Montserrat
P.O.Box 256
Salem, Montserrat
Tel:               664 491 3924        / 2344 office
Fax: 664 491 8924

Special Travel Arrangements into Montserrat for Arrow’s Funeral on October 1st, 2010

Special Travel Arrangements into Montserrat for Persons Coming for Arrow’s Funeral
Increased Flights and a Ferry Service to be Organised(September 23rd, 2010 – Brades, Montserrat):  In anticipation of the significant number of persons that will be coming for the funeral on October 1, 2010 of Montserrat’s most-famous son Arrow, the Montserrat Tourist Board (MTB) wishes to announce increased access, both by air and sea, to cater to these travelers.  In addition to the regularly scheduled air services on Winair (www.fly-winair.com) and Fly Montserrat (www.fly-montserrat.com), several additional charter flights are being organised on Fly Montserrat.  The cost of a return ticket from Antigua on these special charters is US$250 per person.   Passengers can pay in EC$ or US$ cash or by credit card (Visa, Master Card or Discover Card).   Travelers are also advised to limit the amount of luggage they will be bringing, as the aircrafts can only take a very limited amount of baggage.  Along with an increased number of flights, a return ferry service will also operate during the week leading up to the funeral on Friday October 1, 2010.  Further detailed information on dates, frequency and times of departure will be circulated, as soon as information is confirmed regarding the number of persons wanting to travel by ferry.Persons wishing to travel to Montserrat for the funeral, whether on the special air charters or by ferry, are asked to contact the Montserrat Tourist Board by email at info@montserrattourism.ms, by phone at (664) 491 2231, by fax at (664) 491 7430.  The following information would be required:          Name of person traveling          Number of persons in the travel party         Time and date of arrival into Antigua         Airline and flight no. arriving into Antigua         Time and date of Departure from Antigua         Airline and flight no. for departure from Antigua         Indicate whether desirous of traveling  by air charters or ferry          Accommodation in Montserrat where you will be staying
This travel information is necessary so that adequate return flights and ferry services can be arranged in and out of Montserrat during the period leading up to the funeral and afterwards. Persons are also asked to monitor the Getting Here section of the MTBs website at http://www.visitmontserrat.com/Getting_Here for updates on travel arrangements and also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/islandofmontserrat?ref=ts

THE MIGHTY ARROW, Soca King of the World, dies at 60.

The Mighty Arrow, Soca King of the World, dies at 60.

OLVESTON, Montserrat (Sept 15, 2010) – The Soca King of the World, Alphonsus “The Mighty Arrow” Cassell, died at his residence on the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat today at the age of 60. 

The international recording artiste was diagnosed with cerebral cancer in early 2009. He was airlifted to the neighbouring island of Antigua last week for treatment. 

His family wishes to thank the medical teams, friends and family who gave their support during the period of his illness. 

Arrow or “Phonzie”, as he was referred to by close friends and family, is responsible for taking the soca genre to the international music scene with his 1982 smash hit, Hot, Hot, Hot. 

Having won the local calypso competition on four occasions, the talents of the proud son of Montserrat were spotted by former Beatles manager, Sir George Martin, who  worked with Arrow to turn his focus to his recording and touring career. 
 
Arrow recorded no less than 22 studio albums with other notable hits including Long Time, Dancing Mood, O’La Soca and Groove Master. 
 
He has performed at concerts, music festivals and gala events across the globe. 
 
“His death is a great loss to the family, his native land of Montserrat and the music world,” said his brother, Justin “Hero” Cassell, another talented vocalist and songwriter, who worked with Arrow during his peak years. 
 
Funeral announcements will be made in due course.  
 
—For further information contact Justin “Hero” Cassell at (664) 496-0203. 

Discover France. News August 2010

Bonjour,

Summer has been gorgeous throughout Canada and we hope you enjoyed it. Always looking for ideas and news to share with you, we suggest extending this vacation mood by planning now your escapade to the sunny regions of France.
In this e-news, we highlight Overseas France: the Reunion island, recently listed as a Unesco world heritage site, Martinique, famous for its dazzling nature as well as its rich culture, Guadeloupe, where exotic flavours appeal to gourmets and Tahiti’s beautiful underwaters, a wonder for divers and other water-sport fans alike.
September is grape harvest season, a key moment in all the wine-producing French regions. Many have contacted us to know how to participate, so here are a few châteaux where you can give a hand! Very soon, you will also be able to follow the winners of the Discover France by its wines contest, on franceguide.com.  François, Charlotte, Rico and Rose will share with you their impressions, tastings and encounters with the winegrowers.
Need some help for your next travel to France?  You can contact a French certified agent, our destination specialists!

Caroline Putnoki
Directorr for Canada

On the agenda
 
Reunion Island and the city of Albi recently became Unesco world heritage sites
The World Heritage Committee held their 34th session in Brasilia from July 25th to August 3rd. The two sites proposed by France were accepted by the committee. The pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island, as well as the episcopal city of Albi are now part of the prestigious list. France now totals 35 World Heritage sites.
 
2010 grape picking: take part and visit the vineyards
Pick grapes or watch others as they work…

La France des gourmets
 
Authentic taste of Guadeloupe
Besides sunny beaches, lush vegetation, good rums and beguine, the islands of Guadeloupe will win you over with their multitude of flavours! A Caribbean feast showcases abundant and tasty vegetables and fruits, inimitable sugarcane, honey, not to forget some authentic cultures recently going through a boom…
 
Wine domains and oenological classes on the French Riviera
These wines, among the best vintage wines of Provence, are worth discovering, notably the wine of Bellet, a small vineyard with a great reputation, producing aromatic whites and rich red wines.
 
Corsican local products and specialties
Rich in heritage, Corsica is equally rich in living traditions, in which gastronomy plays a central role.

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Martinique, island of flowers and…museums!
Martinique, it is more than 6000 years of history, to be discovered through all its heritage. You will be staggered by all the Martinique treasures.
 
Explore Tahiti’s Waters
The warm, crystalline waters of Tahiti and its surrounding islands have for years beckoned to those who love the life aquatic. French Polynesia’s many oceanic drop-offs and lagoons offer a spectacular array of coral gardens, rare and vividly colored sea creatures, and water temperatures that hover between 79Ëš and 84ËšF all year. There are more ways to experience these warm tropical waters than you may think…
 
Information about eco-tourism in Outre-mer: gîtes holiday cottages and guestrooms
The France of the three oceans offers superb “nature” destinations, thanks to its preserved landscapes, but also because of its beautiful addresses located very close to their environment.

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Tips from the certified “Agent of the Month” of August 2010
Each month, ATOUT FRANCE, France Tourism Development Agency, features one of our France certified destination specialists to allow you to get to know them better. This month, Marjorie Chartier from Corail bleu Voyages tells you about French West indies and the languedoc-Roussillon region!
 
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Organization for Tropical Studies Newsletter. Feb 2010

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OTS Auction Opens on Monday!


The OTS online auction will open at 8:00 EST, February 22, 2010!

We will continue to accept items until February 18, 2010. The auction will coincide with our Annual Meeting in Costa Rica.
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Whale WatchingBring nine of your closest friends for a 4 hour cruise along the South Pacific of Costa Rica observing whales and dolphins as they jump and play in their natural environment. Pacific Quest, a 110′ catamaran based in Dominical, allows you to sit back and relax on the open, upper observation deck with a tropical drink from the bar as the on-board naturalist answers your questions.

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More information about our tour is available at http://costaricawhalewatching.com/ Advance reservation is required for groups of 10 or more. Maximum capacity is 100 passengers, plus crew.
Humpback Whales are in Costa Rican waters from January through March and July through December. Other species of cetations are seen year round. Pacific Quest is a member of the Responsible Whale Watch Operators Association.

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Tropical Biology Applications Due March 1

Program in Costa Rica (BIO 134L), Summer
Summer 2010: June 14 – July 13


Biology 134L Field Tropical Biology
Tropical Biology Studentsoffers students the exciting
opportunity to study first-hand the evolutionary ecology of important plant and animal taxa in tropical ecosystems. Course design emphasizes intensive field work and visits all three OTS field stations as well as other sites. Students are thus introduced to a great diversity of tropical habitats, each possessing distinctive biotas that in turn demonstrate unique evolutionary histories and ecological dynamics. As part of the course, students work closely with resident professors in the design, implementation, and interpretation of their own independent research project in field ecology. Independent projects allow students to learn science by doing science in a beautiful and challenging tropical setting. Results are presented orally following the protocol of a scientific meeting. Students also submit a formal research report which becomes part of the permanent records of OTS field stations.

The course concludes with a short unit on conservation biology, including the application of island biogeography to reserve design and management, as well as the impact of deforestation and fragmentation.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive one course credit from Duke University.

Instructors:
Silvana Marten Ph.D.
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Oscar Laverde M.Sc.

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Graduate Course Deadlines

Tropical Butterfly Ecology May 14 – 28, 2010
Application Deadline: February 16, 2010 for priority admission, followed by rolling admission until fully enrolled.
Butterfly
A two-week immersion course for graduate students engaged in or planning field research on tropical Lepidoptera. The course draws upon the coordinator’s expertise and 30+ years of work on butterfly ecology and evolution in Central and South America, Africa, Southeast Asia, Madagascar, China, Borneo and Australia. Based at La Selva in Costa Rica, topics will include field methods, ecology and evolution of butterfly-ant symbioses, behavioral ecology, mimicry, ecological physiology, quantitative natural history and future directions in this field.

Coordinators:
Phil DeVries, University of New Orleans,
Bruce Walsh, University of Arizona,
Isidro Chacón, Museo Nacional de Costa Rica & INBIO

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Tropical Plant Systematics June 10 – July 13, 2010
Application Deadline: February 15, 2010 for priority admission, followed by rolling admission until fully enrolled.
Tropical Plants
Offered in even-numbered years, this course emphasizes a strong conceptual foundation in phylogenetic systematics in an intensive field setting. The course travels to diverse habitats around Costa Rica, from cloud forest and paramo to tropical dry forest and Atlantic lowland rain forest. This course is next offered in 2010 followed by another edition in 2012 as it alternates with OTS-18, the Spanish language version of the
course which is offered in odd years. OTS member students have
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Biodiversity of True Bugs (Heteroptera)August 8-22 2010
Application Deadline:March 10, 2010 for priority admission, followed by rolling admission until fully enrolled.
True Bugs
This two week course is oriented towards graduate students and post doctoral fellows interested in intense field training in the collection, identification and inquiry-based research on the Heteroptera or True Bugs, which are well represented in the highly diverse tropics. Field collection, lab identification, and hands-on research experience on Heteroptera will be complemented by a lecture series on their natural history and classification. This program will enhance participants’ abilities to work on the ecology and systematics of this megadiverse group that includes important disease vectors, crop pests, and natural enemies. The course will take place in wet forest habitat at the La Selva Biological Station, including if possible sections of the Barva transect, as well as in the dry forest habitat and wetlands surrounding the Palo Verde Biological Station.

Coordinators:
Dr. Christiane Weirauch, University of California, Riverside,
Dr. Randall t. Schuh, American Museum of Natural History, New York
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Expanding the Frontier in Tropical Ecology through Embedded Sensors August 16-31, 2010
Application deadline March 15, 2010

OTS PASIWith funding from the National Science Foundation, the Organization for Tropical Studies will conduct a conduct a Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) to introduce tropical ecologists from the Americas to recent developments in embedded sensor networks.

Embedded Sensor Networks offer a powerful combination of distributed sensing capacity and open possibilities for countless applications in ecological research. The frontiers of ecology expand as biologists think of new applications and engineers develop the necessary tools to increase our understanding of how ecological systems work.

Coordinators:
Carolina Murcia
Phil Rundel

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Attention Birders!

Upcoming BioCursos Trip: Panamá-Chiriquí Highlands and
Barro Colorado Island in the Panamá Canal

March 1 – 5, 2010

Panama

OTS is offering an exclusive tour for birding enthusiasts into Western Panama and the Smithsonian’s Barrio Colorado Island research station on the Panama Canal.  Organized through the OTS BioCursos program, which provide adult education packages in Costa Costa, this one-week trip starts shortly after the OTS annual meetings to be held this year in southern Costa Rica at Las Cruces and the Wilson Botanical Garden. 

Birding will be the theme of the day

Photo by Merris Mosdaleas the group travels across the border and down into Panama.   Bird enthusiasts, plant lovers, hummingbird and butterfly aficionados — whether you are a part of the OTS boards or part of the friends, alumni or research community — are welcome to join us. Everyone will be thrilled to discover the spectacular biodiversity of the region!  Please see our link for additional information.  Do know, we will be happy to work with you in making your travel arrangements to Costa Rica and Panama. 

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Cost per person: $1299

Contact Jonathan Giles at  919-684-6188  919-684-6188 or jgiles@duke.edu.

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Knee-deep in Research at Palo Verde


The Palo Verde Station is currently in its third year of a grant for International Research Experiences for Students, sponsored by NSF. Graduate students
in the early stages of their careers have been selected on a competitive basis from educational institutions throughout the United States. Once selected, they spend 10 weeks working with OTS scientists on research projects in tropical biology, such as wetlands restoration, flood control, water usage, and reducing negative agricultural impacts on the region.

Jennifer Bufford Jennifer Bufford (University of Hawai’i Mānoa, top), an IRES (International Research Experiences for Students) participant, and assistant Poling Chan (Knox College, bottom) are measuring the species richness of three different aquatic plant communities, which correspond to different management (fangueo) regimes in the Palo Verde marsh. Jennifer is also monitoring bird use of these habitats and will examine the seed bank and regeneration in the field. The IRES program provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to develop research at Palo Verde.  Poling Chan So far, 12 young researchers have participated in this program.

This IRES project allows OTS to offer an international, collaborative research opportunity to U.S. students at a point in their education when such international mentorship and professional relationships can have the greatest impact on the selection of research questions, research design, study systems, and study locations. The work with local farmers, technicians, and extension agents has a dramatic impact on the entire local community as well as on a wider audience.

For more information, please contact Mahmood Sasa, Palo Verde Station Director at mahmood.sasa@ots.ac.cr.

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Visit France newsletter . Feb 2010

Bonjour,

We are just a few days away from February 14th, and we are offering you a special recipe for a Valentine’s Day à la française. Private cruises on the Seine river, love declarations by the “I love you” wall in Montmartre, a bath with coconut milk and Maru flowers, a chocolate-only cooking class or a “Tropical kiss” cocktail at the panoramic bar on the 33rd floor of the Concorde Lafayette hotel in Paris.. The French gastronomic know-how and romantic atmosphere will undoubtedly sweep you away.

From us to you… France, a love story ?
Each month, we share with you our favourite French news, events and unbeatable deals to better inform you and give you a taste for France. Take advantage of our yearly survey to update your profile and be sure to receive news you’re interested in for your next travel to France!
 
If you are already set to go, you can consult our list of France certified agents right away. They have received thorough training on all practical and cultural aspects of France, and will be more than happy to assist you in preparing your dream vacation!

Have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

Caroline Putnoki
Directeur au Canada

Valentine’s Day in France
 
Chocolate: Seduction’s Trump Card
“9 out of 10 people claim to love chocolate; the 10th person must be lying…” Chocolate is one of the world’s biggest temptations. Dark, white, milk, with hazelnuts or almonds, it is difficult to resist it. When it comes to pleasing your tastebuds, the gift of chocolate can’t fail.
 
Cocktails and Elixirs of Love for Valentine’s Day
The café-bars of France prepare delicious cocktails and elixirs of love for Valentine’s Day. Romantic ambiance, special menus, and special ingredients all mix together to make your loved one’s heart flutter.
 
Indulge yourself with a spa treatment on Valentine’s Day
To spoil your sweetheart, or to spoil yourselves together, see what’s on offer at the best massage centers and spas in France and its overseas islands.
 
Paris: the “I Love You” City
After a private cruise on the Seine with your loved-one, or a touching declaration by the wall of “Je t’aime,”, choose your romantic path through the City of Light.

The grand annual France survey
 

From you to us
Please answer these few questions and tell us about your love story with France!

Agents specialised in France
 
The list of France’s certified agents
To organise your trip, choose one of our certified agents. They have received a complete training on all the practical and cultural aspects of France.

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On sale by Air France
Until February 20th, Air France is offering promotional fares towards the main French cities. Whether you choose to travel during the winter, spring or summer season; discover the three levels of fares proposed to you!
 
Quebec City: Closer to Bordeaux and Marseille in 2010
We have some good news for you: as of next summer, we will be offering direct flights from Quebec City to Bordeaux and Marseille! Air Transat and Transat Holidays are also pleased to offer a wide array of vacation options from Quebec City.

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