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Dear Editor: France, Lac Vassivière

Located in the Limousin in central France, Lac Vassivière covers a total area of over 1000 hectares and is one of the largest man-made lakes in France. It’s a perfect place to enjoy a holiday in one the quieter and cheaper parts of France.

The lake was created in 1949 and supplies France with electrical energy via the Hydroelectric power station run by EDF, the 45km of shoreline provides ample opportunity for a fantastic vacation.

The opportunities for watersports are numerous and most activities are catered for. You can bring your own boat, windsurfer or canoes – or hire some of the ones available. The lake offers a vast area which can be fished – Carp, pike & pikeperch can all be found but to be enjoyed best why not use a boat?

The shoreline contains numerous beaches, campsites restaurants, marinas and there is even an island in the middle. Architects Aldo Rossi and Xavier Fabre created the Vassivière Contemporary Art Centre on the Island in 1986 and in order to preserve its atmosphere, it is a car-free zone although you can take the tourist train across to the island in season. A free Taxi Boat service also operates which will take you and your bikes to one of several points around the lake.

For cyclists, the lake is ideal for cycling due to the low volume of vehicles on the road. Whether your preference is dirt tracks in the woods for your mountain bike or maybe following the Raymond Poulidor circuit around the lake you won’t be disappointed.

Vacations spent around Lac Vassiviere are peaceful and revitalising, as holidays should be. It caters for most types of holidays, apart from rowdy nightlife so no stags or hens thank you. It is a family place with a relaxed atmosphere and as little or as much as you want to do. Why not spend your next holiday around the lake, just don’t tell too many people!

Dear Editor: La Orotava Tenerife

La Orotava in the north of Tenerife is considered one of the 20 prettiest towns in all of Spain. La Orotava is an ancient, beautiful place with centuries of rich history and culture that create a colourful holiday for all who visit.

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Dear Editor goes to the Florida State Fair

The Florida State Fair is an annual event held on the Florida State Fair Grounds situated off Highway Interstate 4 on the outskirts of Tampa during the month of February that last for six exciting days.

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Dear Editor in Rabat, a capital to experience

Morroco’s capital, Rabat, is this month’s Dear Editor spotlight.  Gardens, promenades, great avenues and a broad array of festivals: Rabat takes the time to live life to the full.

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Dear Editor Under the Sun in Gibraltar

This month Dear Editor heads off to Gibraltar with Member Tony Sexton for adventures with furry thieves and breathtaking views over Northern Africa.

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Dear Editor visits Brittany

Dear Editor is on tour around Brittany in northern France with Member Mark Cavalier.  We are exploring the village of Auray known for its ties to the art community, for its remarkable old town and for its sidewalk cafes that are just perfect for watching the world pass you by.

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Dear Editor visits Panormo in Crete

If you haven’t visited Crete yet, maybe this is the time to come and discover this fascinating Island. Crete is a Greek island with an exquisite coastline dotted with numerous coves, bays and peninsulas which afford a multitude of sandy beaches along the beautiful blue Mediterranean sea.

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Dear Editor Unwinds in Playa del Carmen

I have travelled around the globe and I am lucky enough to be able to say that Playa del Carmen features a collection of the most glorious stretches of beaches I have ever visited. In fact, Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera continues to amaze me each time I return.

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Dear Editor drops in on the Causeway Coast

When tourists visit Northern Ireland, two of the top ‘must see’ destinations are the Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage Site, closely followed by the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge. They may even fit in a visit to…

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Dear Editor uncovers Murcia’s specialities

Spain’s noted for its many famous attractions and regional specialties and Murcia in south east Spain will not disappoint.  Uncover the world’s finest rice and one of Spain’s most important and revered pilgrimage routes.

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