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In France, many cities are nicknamed Petite Venise or little Venice. Criss-crossed by canals, these lacustrine cities, found at the four corners of the country, have in common their picturesque nature. This week, we invite you to discover some of these charming destinations where water is ever-present.


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Colmar Annecy

The Little Venice in Colmar

Go with the flow. Little Venice is Colmar’s most romantic neighbourhood with its tiny houses along the Lauch river south of the Alsatian town.

Annecy: Venice of the Alps

The pure, clear water escapes from the lake of Annecy, and flows into the channels that run in the "old town", which gives it its picturesque nickname of "Venice of the Alps".
Colmar Annecy
Port Grimaud Strasbourg

The Provençal Venice: Port-Grimaud

This town was created by architect François Spoerry in the 1960s based around the marshes of the river Giscle on Saint Tropez's bay. Discover its Vennetian-like channels, but with French "Fishermen" style houses.

La petite France in Strasbourg
 

A picturesque district of Strasbourg, the Petite France is a small area of canals lined with medieval half-timbered houses and baroque sandstone buildings. It used to be home to the town's fishermen, millers, and tanners.
Port Grimaud Strasbourg
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The Gaillac wine festival

9th and 10th August 2014

You are invited to share a weekend in the heart of the magnificent park of the Château de Foucaud, in Gaillac in the Tarn, and get a taste of Frech wine diversity.

Voyages à Nantes

Until 31st August

Every summer, Nantes gets a little more animated than usual so that, with or without the sun, coming to breathe in the air and atmosphere of the city becomes addictive!
 

ImagineFrance at Bercy Village

Until 9th September

See the historic treasures of France in a completely modern light, through the eyes of photographer Maia Flore. In each of 25 heritage sites across France, she uncovers a moment of surprise and surrealism, bringing together past and present to the delight of all.
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