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By Darina Allen
Tours de France: The Irish are celebrating French Connections with ‘Tours de France’ from 9.30-6pm today at 6 Kildare St Dublin.

The joint promotion, by The French tourist authority and the promotional body for French food and drink, will hold an event which brings together group of about 50, ranging from hoteliers and property agents, spa, golf and wellness resorts, to wine and cheese specialists who want to share their love of France with the Irish. Irish companies like Febvre & Co, NobleVine, Champagne Occasions and Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies will be among those represented - open to trade and public, admission €5 with concessions for students, seniors and families. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Holiday info:

* Cork Free Choice Consumers Group: The next meeting, on February 23 at 7.30pm in Crawford Gallery Cafe, is on The Secrets of Health and Wellbeing with Anne MacAlpine-Leny, registered homeopath and counsellor, formerly of Neal’s Yard in London. Learn about how to enhance the body’s own defences through nutrition, a positive attitude and relaxation, and using alternative treatments when ill. Admission €6.

* Learn to cook: Carmel Somers has an exciting range of cooking classes on offer in 2006. The morning, evening, day, weekend and week-long courses are in Good Things Café, Durrus, near Bantry, West Cork. Tel 027-61426, www.thegoodthingscafé.com or email info@thegoodthingscafé.com.