Visit the amazing rock arrangements in Carnac.
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Summer is coming up, which can only mean one
thing: it’s time to start planning your summer getaway to France! When you travel
with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle you
can bring the whole family along, including your four-legged best friend. Once
you arrive you’ll be spoilt with great things to see and do. Looking for some
inspiration? Read on for our guide to the best attractions to enjoy with your
dog this summer.
What: Found on the south
coast of Brittany, Carnac is a small town that is most famous for its prehistoric
rock arrangements. Around 3,000 megaliths, dating from 4,000 BC, are aligned
across a few fields, forming unusual patterns and clusters. Nobody knows
exactly why or how they got there, but many think that they have some kind of
religious or spiritual significance. Made up of all kinds of rocks, both big
and small, the Ménec and Kermario alignments are the most popular groups to
visit. Being outdoors, this a great place to visit with your dog, especially
during the warm summer months.
Where: All over France
What: No matter where you go
in France, whether you’re visiting a big city or a small town, you’re sure to
find at least one market. Markets are a big part of French culture; they’re
where you can pick up fresh produce, local artisan products, antique furniture,
bric-a-brac and more. While the food markets are off-limits for you and your
furry friend, you can certainly bring your dog to any of France’s many flea
markets. Porte de Vanves in Paris is often cited as the biggest and best in
France, with over 300 vendors selling all kinds of wares. Further south, Nice’s
Cours Saleya has everything from vintage clothing to furniture. Browse the stalls at a French flea market.
© Flickr user Ralf Smallkaa
What: Every July, France
celebrates the most important event in the French calendar: Bastille Day. On
the 14th of the month, towns, cities and villages come alive with
parades, parties and fireworks to commemorate Napoléon Bonaparte’s Storming of
the Bastille, an important event in the French Revolution. One of the best
celebrations happens in Nice. From morning ‘til night, the city is host to magnificent
events, including a military parade, dance parties and an incredible fireworks
display. Your pooch may not be too keen on the fireworks or dance parties, but
you can bring them along to the Promenade
des Anglais for the parade – it’s a must-see for anyone in Nice on the
14th of July!
What: Situated between the Cévennes
mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, Nîmes is one of the loveliest cities in
the South of France, and it’s a great place to visit with your four-legged
friend. The city has a long and interesting history dating back to the Roman
Empire, which is why you’ll find an abundance of beautiful architecture. You
and your dog can wander the streets, past the awe-inspiring Roman Arena (the
best-preserved of its kind), The Maison Carrée building and many other
spectacular monuments. The Jardins de la Fontaine, an amazing 18th
Century garden, is another lovely place to visit with your dog. Explore Nîmes and its beautiful buildings.
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Pack your bags
With Eurotunnel Le Shuttle you can
travel from Folkestone to Calais in just 35 minutes, and from there, you can
explore all that France has to offer you and your pooch.