7 things we learned about France in the latest issue of France Magazine
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From black wine to royal fish, here’s what we learned about France while putting together your November issue of FRANCE Magazine
1) Herrings are the catch of the day at a host of Normandy festivals this autumn
If you're a fan of the so-called poisson roi, or king of fish, then you can't miss the Foire aux Harengs in Dieppe this November. Pick up the tasty treat from one of the sizzling stands along the seafront.
Find out which other fishy festivals you should take a trip to on page 25.
2) There's a huge Game of Thrones tapestry on display in Bayeux, rather fittingly
Created by a talented team of seamstresses for the Ulster Museum, this fantastic work of art has upped sticks to France's tapestry capital for a temporary exhibition.
GoT fans, you'll need to head to page 26 to get the lowdown.
- 1 Escape to the Château: Dick and Angel Strawbridge return to screens for new series
- 2 A Year in Provence with Carol Drinkwater – the new Channel 5 series to enjoy this autumn
- 3 What you need to know about France’s Covid-19 health pass system
- 4 Film Review: Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch
- 5 Who are the Kretz family members from Netflix’s The Parisian Agency?
- 6 Visit The Last Duel's French filming locations
- 7 Fibre optic France: countryside has faster internet access than many cities
- 8 Book Competition: Win a copy of Fresh Water for Flowers by Valérie Perrin
- 9 Take a journey through France with the FRANCE Calendar 2022
- 10 3 key things you need to know about visas for France
3) You can sup 'black wine' in this idyllic part of France
Cahors is famous for its 'black wine' - rugged, powerful and often tannic tipples - that are reputed to be the darkest in the world.
Find out more about the gastronomic gems of the Lot on page 68.
4) The Eiffel Tower's lifts travel a whopping 103,000km a year
That's almost a third of the way to the moon!
Our Paris focus on page 50 is your must-bring guide to the city for any upcoming breaks.
5) There's a sleepy French village that was meant to be saved during the 'end of the world' in 2012.
According to a Mayan prophecy, the world was to end in 2012 - but the tiny village of Bugarach in Aude would be saved!
Enjoy a road trip through Cathar Country on P54.
6) There's a cycle track that stretches all the way from Paris to Mont Saint-Michel - and it's perfect for exploring en famille
The Veloscenic is a well-signposted, 450km-long route that stretches all the way from the French capital to the Norman icon.
Follow Rudolf Abraham and his daughter Tamara on a family voyage across France by bike on page 44.
7) There are more than 60,000km of Grande Randonnée (GR) footpaths in France
From Corsica's GR20 to Stevenson's Way (GR70) inspired by the author, there are plenty of walks to choose from!
Take a stroll en français with Sophie Gardner-Roberts on page 91.
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