Allez Abroad – In The News

Allison and Dr. Patrick Sacleux, PhD, 3rd & 4th from left

Allez Abroad Awarded Grant

Read the article in French here .

Allez Abroad has recently been awarded a grant for its efforts in promoting tourism in Lozère, France. Lozère, a department in the Occitanie region of southern France, is known for its stunning natural landscapes, including the Aubrac Plateau and the Gorges du Tarn River, which are popular destinations for hiking, kayaking, and exploring the local French cuisine and wine.

We have been working tirelessly to showcase the beauty and culture of Lozère to a global audience. The company’s efforts have been recognized by the local government, which recently awarded them a grant to continue their work.

The grant will allow Allez Abroad to expand its marketing efforts and reach a wider audience. The company plans to develop new promotional materials, including videos and social media campaigns, to highlight the unique attractions and experiences that Lozère has to offer.

One of the main focuses of Allez Abroad’s promotional efforts is the Aubrac Plateau. The plateau is a vast, rolling landscape home to various flora and fauna, as well as small villages and towns that have retained their traditional French charm. Allez Abroad has been working to promote the region’s hiking trails and local cuisine, which features hearty dishes such as aligot, a potato and cheese dish, and truffles, which are harvested from the area’s oak forests.

The Gorges du Tarn River is another destination in Lozère, where visitors can kayak, swim, or enjoy the stunning scenery. Allez Abroad has been promoting the region’s outdoor activities, as well as the local vineyards and wineries that produce some of France’s finest wines.

The grant awarded to Allez Abroad is a testament to their dedication to promoting tourism in Lozère. The company’s efforts have already had a positive impact on the local economy, bringing in more visitors and boosting sales for local businesses.

Our work is an example of how tourism promotion can benefit both the local community and visitors from around the world. By showcasing the beauty and culture of Lozère, we are helping to preserve and promote this unique region for generations to come.

Translation from the original article in French:

Nine winners have been designated for the “They make Lozère shine” grant.

 For its first edition, the new grant “They make Lozère shine” filled up with positive energy.

  This new aid, which the Department has set up as part of its attractiveness policy, aims to support projects that highlight the territory and increase its notoriety, regardless of the area.  The harvest was fruitful since nine winners were selected.

Original Article from Couleurs Lozère

Lozère, the department in the Occitanie region of southern France where we live, has recognized the importance of preserving the friendship between France and the United States. In 2022 we brought together a group of 10 Lozeriens who embarked on an incredible journey to explore Florida.

The 10-day trip started in the vibrant city of Miami, where our group was immediately immersed in the diverse and colorful culture of the city. From the beaches to the street art and delicious cuisine, the Lozeriens were captivated by the energy of Miami.

Then we visited Largo, where the group visited the Dali Museum and enjoyed the beaches.  The group also enjoyed dinner at an “iconic” Florida eatery, Hooters! Let’s just say group was impressed more by the atmosphere than the food.

Next, we traveled to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States, where they explored the cobblestone streets and visited the historic landmarks. The group was impressed by the unique blend of Spanish and American cultures that makes St. Augustine such a special place.

The final stop on their Florida adventure was Orlando, where the group visited Black Hammock, famous for its alligators on Lake Jesup and later enjoyed an airboat ride. Everyone was enthralled by the tour and got pictures holding the alligators. We made a pit stop at a shopping outlet before Patrick performed with his eldest son, Pascal, at the iconic Lil’ Indies. 

But this is just the beginning of our travels. In 2024, we have planned a music-themed trip that will take them to some of the most iconic cities in the United States, including Memphis, St. Louis, and New Orleans. The focus will be on blues and jazz, which are deeply rooted in the history and culture of these cities.

In addition to our travels, we also organize a Thanksgiving dinner every year, which is open to all who are in the area. It’s a time for sharing, celebrating, and reflecting on the importance of friendship and community.

Our trips are a testament to the power of travel to connect people across cultures and borders. They are preserving and strengthening the friendship between France and the United States, one trip at a time.