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Beauval Zoo (2-3) Why We Must Not Shut The Zoo Gates.

July 16, 2017 by


In March 2017, the journalist Ian Birrell wrote a piece for the ‘i’ newspaper: Why We Must Shut the Zoo Gates. It’s his view, he’s entitled, but one he might change if he went to Beauval Zoo in France, a beautiful seventy acre park for animals which humans are allowed to share. Mr Birrell asked […]

Beauval Zoo (1-3)

July 13, 2017 by


Beauval Zoo, known simply as Beauval, takes a long time to see. A very long time. You can spend an hour or more at the entrance alone. The first thing that catches your eyes is a pink cloud. Watching the flamingos will take up your second half hour. The first will be taken up watching […]

Gare de Tours France

July 5, 2017 by


The Gare de Tours is quite simply wonderful. It was built between 1896 and 1898 during what is now known nostalgically as La Belle Époque, a time of peace and prosperity when France was the cultural centre of the world.