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8 unusual experiences to help you rediscover France this Summer

From exploring the Plantagenet City to enjoying a romantic candle-lit concert in a chateau, why not try something new in the land of classic gems? Here are 8 unusual experiences – with something to suite every taste – to help you rediscover France this Summer. If you know of something else that’s not to be missed, please add it to the comments below. Avignon Luminessences New for 2013, Avignon Luminessences, a monumental 3D video show, will fly you across the centuries on a dreamlike voyage of sound and images from 15th August to 28th September 2013. Avignon lights The Enchanted Mirror Jugglers, horsemen and even performing geese await at Azay-le-Rideau for a new kind of magical travelling night show entitled “The Enchanted Mirror” through the park. The Prince’s Culinary Splendours In the gardens of Valençay, costumed actors and musicians will transport you to the time of Talleyrand and the lavish feasts that were organised to entertain the Princes of Spain. Nuits des Mille Feux At Villandry, the Nuits des Mille Feux invites you to stroll in the gardens as they are transformed by candlelight on 5th and 6th July 2013. Parlement de Bretagne At the Parlement de Bretagne in Rennes, use your smart phones and tablets to play with the images that are projected onto the façade in order to create new and fleeting works of art. Château de Vaux le Vicomte To the light of 2,000 candles and to the sound of gentle classical music, you can enjoy a romantic evening at the Château de Vaux le Vicomte until the beginning of October. Vaux le Vicomte Nuit des Chimères At the “Nuit des Chimères” show in Le Mans, every evening throughout the summer, monuments are transformed into a giant projection screen. Explore Mars At the Cité de l’Espace in Toulouse, the temporary exhibition entitled “Explore Mars” will lead you on a unique and interactive voyage to discover Mars!

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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