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Jo Fitzsimons is a freelance travel writer who has visited over 50 countries. is the place where she shares destination details, travel itineraries, planning and booking tips and trip tales. Her aim: to help you plan your travel adventure on your terms and to your budget.

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  1. Nicola McLachlan
    Nicola McLachlan at | | Reply

    Hello Jo,

    My family and I are on a year long travel journey as I write. We are looking to spend at least a month in France and the cave house sounds so interesting. Could you email me contact details for the home? thanks so much!

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    In Montsoreau I think the banner for the Marches Les Puces says it is on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

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