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French Connections
Release date: April 2008

How do you choose an activity holiday when Dad wants to fish, Mum to taste fine wine and the youngsters to learn surfing? French Connections has come up with the answer. Its website www.frenchconnections.co.uk allows holidaymakers to book one of its 3,000 plus holiday property rentals along with tailor-made, mix and match sports, excursions, classes or therapies suited to each individual.Activity holidays in France are a growth area and for summer 2008, the site is offering a bigger range than ever before. Flexible activity holidays to please families, groups and free spirits include:At a luxury house with pool in Soustons, learn to surf or sail, go boating and fishing in the sea or a private lake, brush up your game of tennis or taste local wines.At a charming B&B near Saintes, lovers of antiques and France can master the art of buying and restoring antiques hands-on or expand their French language skills.In a Pyrenees mill house, creatives can take a course in woodturning, digital photography or painting, while outdoor types play golf or go walking to castles and prehistoric caves.At a Dordogne gite, cyclists can freewheel with a tandem, trekking or road bikes, drivers try classic vintage French cars and gourmets taste fine dining.In Cognac country gîtes, guests can play squash with a champion, work out in the gym, learn boules, relax in the jacuzzi or explore historic Roman towns.“Some of our property owners have years of skill and experience, with great stories to tell. They really enjoy tailoring holidays that can be deeply life-enhancing for guests,” explained Glynis Shaw, joint MD of French Connections.