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Top Choice Gastronomy in Languedoc-Roussillon

Auberge du Vieux Puits

Gilles Goujon’s wonderfully relaxed Auberge du Vieux Puits is tucked away in the hilltop village of Fontjoncouse, between Narbonne and Perpignan. Goujon’s known for his fondness for humble ingredients such as Bigorr…
Outdoors in Ireland

Cliffs of Moher

One of Ireland's most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher (Aillte an Mothair, or Ailltreacha Mothair) rise to a height of 214m (702ft). They are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. Where access is permitt…
Performing Arts in Wales

National Eisteddfod

Pronounced ey-steth-vot, this eight-day movable feast of Welsh culture is Europe’s largest festival of competitive music-making and poetry. Descended from ancient Bardic tournaments, it is conducted in Welsh, but th…
Performing Arts in Wales

Urdd National Eisteddfod

Urdd Eisteddfod is a young people’s festival – urdd (pronounced irth) is Welsh for ‘youth’ – held in late May/early June at changing venues. It's one of Europe's biggest youth events. The format resembles its bigger…
Brewery in The Ardennes

Brasserie d'Achouffe

Despite the silly gnomes on the labels, some of the Ardennes’ best beers are brewed by La Chouffe. The name is a mild pun on Achouffe, the pretty Ourthe Valley village where it’s brewed. Brewery visits are mostly by…
Brasserie in The Ardennes

La Grange

A friendly pub just across the stream-bridge from Achouffe's brewery, with pleasant outdoor seating by a stocked trout pond.
Drinks in The Ardennes


By the Achouffe brewery, this shop sells takeaways and a range of brewery merchandise.
Food & Drink in Ireland

Só Sligo Festival

Food & Drink in Ireland

Hillsborough Oyster Festival

Some 12,000 people from all over the world gather in the first week of September to sample the region's best and to take part in the World Oyster Eating Championships.
Food & Drink in Ireland

Waterford Harvest Food Festival

A 10-day festival in mid-September with food markets, taste workshops, celebrity-chef clinics and open-air picnics.