Experience the outdoor exhibits at Nuit Blanche in Paris –
Image by Flickr user Groume
visiting France and Europe, there are so many cultural sights to enjoy.
Hundreds of thousands of years’ worth of history is just waiting to be explored,
and you can discover loads of it with your pet as company! This time we’ll be
looking at some of the most interesting and fun places to explore in France
this autumn, where you can learn about history, buy some local produce and
experience new art, all with your pet.
Nuit Blanche – Paris
one of the best cultural experiences this autumn, head to France’s capital,
Paris. The city’s Nuit
Blanche festival takes place every year, from 7am until 7pm, on the first
Saturday in October. It’s been going since 2002, and today is a popular event on
Paris’ cultural calendar. Many museums and private spaces open their doors to
the public free of charge, and as many of the exhibitions take place in the
streets of Paris, you’ll be able to stroll around with your dog. It’s a unique
experience to see so much art take over such large chunks of the city, and
you’ll find all kinds of artistic inspiration, from contemporary to classic.
Nuit Blanche will take
place on 1st October 2016.
Château de Chenonceau –
of France’s most stunning castles, Château de Chenonceau is found
alongside the River Cher in France’s Indre-et-Loire department. The castle is
around 500 years old, and is a brilliant way to learn about some of France’s
history. About a 40-minute drive to the east of the town of Tours in central
France, the castle has incredible gardens, and small to medium-sized dogs are
allowed around the grounds. For a really magical experience, try visiting the Château
de Chenonceau at night, which costs about five euros; classical music rings
through its halls, and the gardens are beautifully lit, creating an experience
you’ll remember forever.Don’t miss the 500-year-old Château de Chenonceau.
© Flickr user Dennis Jarvis
Find out more
information on the Château de Chenonceau opening times, here.
Lille Street Market –
markets are the perfect place to take your dog for a fun day out. There are
lots of people to pay them attention, and they get to snack on any leftover
treats! At Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, we love the street
market at Lille as there’s so much to see and do. Prepare to find piles and
piles of mussels (the market’s traditional dish), plus plenty of chips to enjoy
alongside, with ‘moules frites’ served up in their literal tons! Most of the
city centre turns into a huge pedestrianised area, so it’s a safe place to walk
your dog. Be sure to try some of the local beer, and stay the whole weekend if
you want to see as many of the 10,000 stalls as possible. Take your pooch to the market at Lille this autumn.
© Flickr user Maëlick
Lille’s street market takes
place on 3rd and 4th September 2016.
Travelling to France this Autumn?
Don’t miss our top cultural things to see and do. With Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, you can travel from Folkestone to Calais in just 35 minutes.