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Aqua Zen Fish – Bien Etre with Poisson Docteur, Reflexologie, Sophrologie and Chambre d΄Hôtes Under the Same Roof

Aqua Zen Fish represents the latest concept in SPA – the French Bien Être is nowadays a very popular centre where tourists and not only can enjoy one or several hours and days in a very relaxing setting, taking advantage of the latest methods for curing the body and soul. Aqua Zen Fish is a SPA centre is situated in Biscarosse, in the southern part of France, an outstanding region where the warm weather influences the mind and soul in a very good way.
Biscarosse is a very tremendous resort in the southern part of France. Here tourists and local citizens can enjoy long walks along the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, play golf, go sailing on the Biscarosse Lake or even climb the huge Dune du Pyla, a wonder of the nature who gathers thousands of visitors every year.
Aqua Zen Fish is situated in this paradise and welcomes its guests with quality services at very high standards. Those who are interested in spending some quality time, relaxing and curing some of their medical issues must try Aqua Zen Fish SPA because satisfaction will not linger to appear.

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Loire Valley

If you have, sunned yourself on the coasts of France, strolled around her romantic capital or skied in the mountains, why not try car hireto explore the small towns in the pretty countryside? The Loire Valley is well known for its rolling green wine country dotted with chateaus. In the Indres-et-Loire district, surrounded by its grand and well-known cousins of Amboise, Orleans, and Chateauroux sits the smaller and quieter chateau town of Loches.

Reached by a good network of main roads from autoroutes A10 between Tours and Chatellerault, A25 between Tour and Verizon and A20 between Verizon and Chateauroux, Loches lies on the left bank of the river Indres.

The settlement dates back to 500AD and the current town surrounds the rocky outcrop with the Chateau de Loches, which has been home to the Counts of Anjou and several Kings of France.

There is free parking in several locations in town, notably in the parks on the river, and the stroll up the steep cobbled streets to the castle past bookshops, boutiques and antique stores is just wonderful. There are bars and restaurants between the retail outlets to stop and rest from the short climb. Many of the walls have beautiful roses climbing up them and during the summer the scent is beautiful.

The castle grounds include the old keep, or donjon, which gives the visitor a great insight into the strength of the ancient castle and some of its darker secrets, with a prison including iron cages where state prisoners were kept.

The church of St Ours and the Royal Lodge are also found in the castle area. The church with its ornate carving on its west door, dates back to the 10th to 12th centuries and has distinctive pyramids on the roof of the nave between the twin spires. The Royal lodge contains the tomb of Agnes Sorel, favourite mistress to King Charles VII and is also the place to which Joan of Arc rested fresh from her victory at Orleans.

Back down in the town, there is a great selection of lovely hotels, bed and breakfasts and gites to choose from. Those along the river to the east of the castle have a lovely outlook onto the river and the parks beyond.

Whether staying in Loches and wish to visit a chateau, or wishing to splash out and spend the night in one, the nearby Chateau de Reignac, once the home of the Marquis de Lafayette, is a beautiful example of an18th century grand home.

Situated to the northeast of Loches via the D943 and the D58 in the tiny village of Reignac-Sur-Indres, this Chateau is now a hotel with large rooms and beautiful grounds. It’s a favourite for weddings with its own chapel and a church in the tiny village, but somehow manages to stay peaceful and quiet even with a wedding party in full swing. Its owners are most welcoming to passing tourists stopping in for a peek at the building and grounds.

The Loire Valley is full of treasures with Loches and Reignac just two of the smaller, quieter options. At least a week is recommended for driving round the Loire valley to fully appreciate its rich beauty and heritage.

Tour de France 2011

Tour de France has become an extremly popular sport event in the world. This is because every year there are very many locals and tourists, sports enthusiasts or not, who do their best, book their flight in order to watch this French event. This year, the grand Tour de France, which is already at its 98th edition, will start on the 2nd of July at Passage du Gois, in the Vendée. The route is Island of Noirmoutier, Britanny, Normandy, the Loire Valley, the Centre, Auvergne and the Midi Pyrenees heading then to the Northern part of the country. The race in Alps will have its end in Paris, after 3,471 km on the Champs Elysées boulevard. There will be very many televisions broadcasting live the extraordinary event taking place in France because the Tour de France is a sport competition enjoyed by everyone. The teams and the so-called “caravans” will also be part of the event. The enthusiast people watching Tour de France will get free promotional items, along with sweets or mini-pretzels. However, the prizes are consistent, too. The winner of the general individual classification will win no more than 450,000 euros out of the total 3.2 million euros.

It is incredible to believe that more than 200 cyclists will compete in 21 stages, all throughout France. The 18th stage of Tour de France will take place in Col du Galibier, which was first climbed at the beginning of the last century. Don’t forget to take photos, and be quick because they will pass by in just one second! Traveling to France has become affordable now for everyone, due to the wide range of cheap flights available.

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