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Pas De Calais Tourism – New Events

The Pas de Calais region of France is determined not to be put in the shade by the forthcoming Olympic Games just across the Channel in London, and has come up with a new Non-Olympic Games event of its own.

By the look of it the Pas De Calais event will be far more spectacular and entertaining than the London one which mostly involves running round in circles.

Here is a team training for the Anti-Gravity Marathon.  (photo: Pas De Calais Tourisme)

Olympic Anti-Gravity marathon training

And some competitors training for the difficult Extreme Skydiving (Freestyle) which is like Skydiving but without parachutes.

Olympic Extreme Skydiving practice

2011 Fête de la Gastronomie

If you are planning to be in France on 23 September, come hungry.  Le Parisien reports that that’s the new date for the “Fête de la gastronomie.”

Restaurant diners will be able to take a look behind the scenes, visit kitchens and taste seasonal produce.

Food growers, winemakers and cooking schools will also participate in the event.