Muslim and Hindu) annual non-working public holidays.
• France Business Wants to Ax 2 Public Holidays (Le Figaro-Paris) France's main employers' union (MEDEF), in a document widely believed to have been leaked by the current ruling socialist party ahead of tomorrow's vote of confidence, has proposed that 2 of France's public holidays be dropped.
Between the rivers Garonne and Dordogne is the Entre deux Mers wine area.
The border with France was fortified by Henry II and his successors, leaving ancient castles and fortified medieval bastide towns across the landscape and overlooking the Gironde river.
Returned to France in 1453 after the Hundred Years War, the whole area is packed with interesting historical sights.
The city centre has extensive pedestrian areas and street cafes to enjoy the city bustle.
This part of Aquitaine came under English control with the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine to Henry II in 1152.