Monthly Archives: May 2015

Large Hadron Collider Restarts

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has restarted, with protons circling the machine’s 27km tunnel for the first time in more than two years. Particle beams have now travelled in both directions, inside parallel pipes, at a whisker below the speed of light. Scientists hope to glimpse a “new physics” beyond the Standard Model. Visit CERN and the LHC on your next trip to France and consider staying at a nearby château.

Tide of Century: Mont St Michel

Tens of thousands of curious visitors crowded historic Mont Saint-Michel and other beauty spots along the French coastline in March to view what was promised to be the ‘tide of the century’, thanks to the effects of a spectacular solar eclipse. Alas, the event may not have lived up to everyone’s expectations. For more information on the tide at Mont St Michel – see the daily mail site and for information on our accommodation partners in the area see our St Malo and Dinan pages.