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

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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


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 RivieraThe 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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Tips from the certified “Agent of the Month” of November 2010Each 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, Evelyne Théberge from Uniktour tells you about her favourite winter product!

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