Atout France And Partners Host Craftsmanship-Themed Media Event

On 6NOV, Atout France organized a media event in Toronto on the theme of craftsmanship in France.

Hosted at the Gladstone Hotel, journalists were able to meet destination representatives from Martinique, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, several alpine ski resorts, Brittany, and Pays de la Loire, as well as Tudor Alexis, Consul General of France.

Air Canada Lift

Air Canada now serves six destinations in France: Paris and Lyon year-round, and Bordeaux, Marseille, and Nice seasonally. From 4JUN 2020, it will also serve Toulouse year-round aboard an 292-seat Airbus A330-300.

The French overseas regions of Martinique and Guadeloupe also have year-round lift with Air Canada.

Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Spotlights Gastronomy

The new Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie opened in Lyon last OCT and the Vallée de la Gastronomie, stretching from Dijon to Marseille, has been announced. The route crosses a large part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes territory, between vineyards, orchards and local producers.

Skiing in the French Alps : Les Menuires, Val Thorens and Val d’Isère

Les Menuires and Val Thorens are in the largest skiable area in the world - Les Trois Vallées. Ski enthusiasts can perfect their skills and multiply their recreational experiences from December to April, on nearly 600 kilometres of slopes, surrounded by the beauty of the French Alps. For anyone who dreams of discovering Nordic skiing at night, the ESF (French Ski school) des Menuires has created L’Étoilée hike, a gentle evening hike (272 m of altitude difference) that allows participants to climb to the Refuge du Lac du Lou. In Val Thorens, seven high mountain guides have created off piste outings, Premiers pas sur un glacier (First steps on a glacier), with a unique gateway to the Vanoise glaciers. Unforgettable ski resort, Val d’Isère, another huge aera at the heart of French Alps, offers from 300 km of pleasure for ski holidays. Hôtel le Yule, in addition to its Spa Nuxe, will have a paramedical technical centre offering tailor-made training and care from Dec. 1.

Brittany Is All About The Coast

Land of sailors and explorers, Brittany features oyster farming, fashion and sailing. The Brest International Maritime Festival will take place in 2020, an event held once every four years where more than 1,000 boats converge in the bay and offer a chance to learn about maritime culture.

Tudor Alexis, Consul General of France

The Wine Routes Of The Loire Valley

The Loire Valley's bucolic landscapes have many wine routes and vineyards, which can be discovered on foot or by bike. Ten minutes from the seaside resort of La Baule-Presqu'île de Guérande, the 2,000 hectares of salt marshes reveal a different landscape -- visits to salt workshops allow travellers to discover this ancestral profession, and how France's "fleur de sel" is harvested.

The French Caribbean's Island Of Martinique

As an overseas region of France, the Caribbean Island of Martinique has beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, hiking trails, waterfalls and other natural wonders. With a heritage of craftsmanship, renowned writers and poets, music and dance, Martinique has deep-rooted tradition and culture.

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