Holidays and Things to do

Disneyland Paris Tickets Online

Disneyland Paris Tickets Online

Written by on July 21, 2015 in Theme Parks

Disneyland Paris is Europe’s number one attraction. That makes it pretty busy, pretty much all of the time. When I say busy, I mean it, a staggering 14.2 million visitors in 2014. It’s certainly big enough to accommodate all those people but some days are busier than others and I don’t know about you but […]

Continue Reading

Dream Castle Disneyland Paris

Dream Castle Disneyland Paris

Written by on July 21, 2015 in Theme Parks

Staying at Dream Castle Disneyland Paris is a real treat… Just a few minutes from the Disneyland Park by free shuttle bus, the 4 Star Dream Castle is a great extension to the whole Disney experience in Paris. And, if you’re intending to enjoy the night time sound and light show and the fantastic fireworks […]

Continue Reading

Disneyland Paris and The Earl of Sandwich

Disneyland Paris and The Earl of Sandwich

Written by on July 21, 2015 in Theme Parks

You might be surprised to discover that Disneyland Paris is not only really popular for its rides and Disney attractions but because it also has a huge food court with a huge choice of restaurants. You don’t have to enter the Disneyland Park to access the restaurants. If you’re driving the car parks are close […]

Continue Reading

Gastronomy

Maison Joseph Drouhin in Beaune, Burgundy

Maison Joseph Drouhin in Beaune, Burgundy

Written by on July 20, 2015 in Wine and Drinks

A visit to Beaune should be circled in red on the calendar. It’s nothing less than a treat. “Each stone of our House tells the past and consolidates our future.” In the late 1880’s a young wine merchant named Joseph Drouhin from Chablis travelled deeper into Bourgogne to the town of Beaune. On arrival  he […]

Continue Reading

UNESCO Champagne Heritage Recognition

UNESCO Champagne Heritage Recognition

Written by on July 8, 2015 in Champagne-Ardenne, Wine and Drinks

Champagne becomes a UNESCO World Heritage listing… Champagne lovers around the world will not be surprised to learn that UNESCO has added the “Hillsides, Houses & Wine Cellars of Champagne” to the official list of World Heritage Sites. The UNESCO Champagne listing is based on the category of “Continuing, Organically Evolved Cultural Landscape”, covering the […]

Continue Reading

Scrumptious and Best French Apricot Jam Recipe

Scrumptious and Best French Apricot Jam Recipe

Written by on July 8, 2015 in Desserts

A Provence Summer Preserve: Heady perfumed lavender fields, rolling hills of thyme and oregano, hot sun, dusty paths, aching backs and grape stained fingers, hawks sitting on hay bales, the distant throb of a tractor, warm hands and faces,  crusty bread, herb scented rillettes, red wine and crisp rose wine, straw baskets, fields of happy sunflowers, […]

Continue Reading

Culture and Language

Top 10 French language courses in France

Top 10 French language courses in France

Written by on July 21, 2015 in Learn French

From the simple act of buying a baguette to the rather more complicated issue of calling a plombier, or plumber, to your new French home, it is impossible to overstate the immense rewards of speaking French. Whether you are holidaying in France – the most popular tourist destination for Britons – or moving to France […]

Continue Reading

Seven Letters from Paris by Samantha Vérant

Seven Letters from Paris by Samantha Vérant

Written by on July 10, 2015 in Book Reviews And Interviews

When life throws a curve ball, do you curl up and cry? Do you fight back? Do you rekindle an old romance?! Okay that last option is a bit off the wall but, that’s exactly what Samantha Vérant did. Made redundant from her job in advertising, about to get divorced, broke, unhappy, lonely and packing […]

Continue Reading

The last beret maker France

The last beret maker France

The iconic beret of France was born from the land, not from industry. It is part of the heritage and local savoir-faire…. You will probably think this is very cliché, but if I ask you to picture a typical French man, he is very likely to be sitting on his old bicyclette, a baguette under […]

Continue Reading

Regions of France

Planet Hollywood Disneyland Paris

Planet Hollywood Disneyland Paris

Written by on July 21, 2015 in Funky, Theme Parks

From the moment you ascend the staircase at Planet Hollywood Disneyland Paris you know you’re in for a treat. It screams drama, theatricality, entertainment – lights, camera, action! Access to Planet Hollywood and all the other restaurants in the huge food court at Disneyland Paris is free. You don’t have to buy tickets or go […]

Continue Reading

How to create a Monet style Garden

How to create a Monet style Garden

Written by on July 14, 2015 in Normandy

Claude Monet’s gardens, nestled along the banks of the Seine in Giverny, are world renowned thanks to the famous paintings they inspired. Today, Monet’s House and Gardens at the Fondation Claude Monet have become an international pilgrimage site for garden enthusiasts and art lovers alike. In London for the famous annual flower shows at Chelsea […]

Continue Reading

Secret Paris The Sorbonne District

Secret Paris The Sorbonne District

Written by on July 9, 2015 in Paris, Photo gallery

There is a secret part of Paris in the 5th Arrondissement that many visitors don’t know about… In the Parisian neighbourhood known as the Sorbonne district, you’ll find some picturesque roads and houses that are reminders of a Paris that existed many years ago.  Take rue Galande (pictured above). There’s been a road here since […]

Continue Reading

Live in france

Stockloc storage in France

Stockloc storage in France

Written by on July 20, 2015 in Living in France

When Britons Tina and Phil Sharpe fell in love with the Gers area of France they knew that one day they would want to move there. For now though they had to carry on working in the UK. They bought a holiday home there and spent as much as time as they could enjoying the […]

Continue Reading

Update to French Driving Rules 2015

Update to French Driving Rules 2015

New rules come into force as at July 2015 for drivers and cyclists in France. You need to be aware of them since breaking the rules unwittingly won’t save you from being fined or worse, you could have your vehicle confiscated. The full rules can be found at the Government website: www.securiteroutiere.gouv.fr French Driving Rules […]

Continue Reading

Top Tips for Moving to France

Top Tips for Moving to France

Written by on May 9, 2015 in Buying a Home, Living in France

Every single house move is stressful. It may be the same aspect of moving that is frustrating time and time again, on the other hand – it might be different parts of your move that seem to niggle at you. It is never an easy process, and can be made worse if you aren’t on […]

Continue Reading

Property in France

How to find your dream home in France

How to find your dream home in France

Written by on June 29, 2015 in Buying a Home, Property in France

Not sure how to get your property search off the ground? Let us takes you through the nitty-gritties of French house-hunting and en route to finding your dream home in France! 1. Location, location, location You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again, location is critical when you start your house hunting expedition. Work […]

Continue Reading

Long Distance House Hunting in France

Long Distance House Hunting in France

Written by on June 8, 2015 in Buying a Home, Property in France

The trials and tribulations of buying in France for those who live a long way away. Mark Galloway lives in Hong Kong but dreams of becoming an expat in France. Here he talks about long-distance planning for property purchases…. Thousands of would-be home owners nip across the Channel from the UK to France, but, spare […]

Continue Reading

Land for sale in Champ-du-Boult, Normandy, France for 1 Euro

Land for sale in Champ-du-Boult, Normandy, France for 1 Euro

Written by on May 6, 2015 in Property in France

From time to time a bit of news pops up that you have to read twice as it seems so incredible, such as the selling of land in beautiful Normandy for peanuts… The Mayor of the town of Champ-du-Boult in Calvados, famous for its apple orchards and strong liqueur of the same name, wants to […]

Continue Reading

Recent Articles

Champagne and ducklings newsletter from France!

Bonjour! Last week I was in baking hot Haute Marne in Champagne where the temperature crept over 100 degrees Fahrenheit until a storm broke at the weekend. Everyone sighed with relief that the vineyards had some water at last as it hadn’t rained for a month! I didn’t know the town of Langres and the […]

Continue Reading

Lavender fields of Provence

Lavender fields of Provence

Written by on July 20, 2015 in Photo gallery

The lavender fields of Provence: For many people Provence in the summer evokes the beautiful image of the famous lavender fields and no wonder – once seen, never forgotten. Lavender has been used since the days of the Romans who used it to perfume their baths and their clothes. By the time of the middle […]

Continue Reading

Surprise Newsletter from France!

Bonjour! Well, I know that I said it would be a fortnightly newsletter for a few weeks while I went travelling but I’ve not gone yet and I had so many great features to share with you… so, here’s this week’s newsletter! I hope it’s a happy surprise! You might know that I have a […]

Continue Reading

Top