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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gastronomy

Ten Very French Food Items!

Ten Very French Food Items!

Written by on July 29, 2015 in French Icons, Gastronomy

French food is legendary, in fact French cuisine even has UNESCO status for ” World Intangible Heritage”. We take a look at ten very French foods… 1. Snails The French are the biggest consumers of snails in the world – munching their way through a staggering 40,000 tonnes per annum. High in protein, low in […]

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How to prepare a Provencal style lunch

How to prepare a Provencal style lunch

Written by on July 27, 2015 in Gastronomy

Welcome to Provence, home of delicious rosé, blooming lavender, scented herbs and lazy lunches that drag on well into the afternoon. Where downtime equals social time and friends and family get together at the weekend to eat freshly prepared food with all the divine ingredients of the south. Seasonal ingredients always feature large in Provencal […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Five Minute French Lesson | French Slang Phrases!

Five Minute French Lesson | French Slang Phrases!

Written by on July 10, 2015 in Learn French

Géraldine Lepère, French language and lifestyle expert at Comme Une Francaise tells us how to really impress French people by using every day colloquial expressions that French people use… real French slang phrases  to pepper your conversations with. We guarantee you’ll impress with these few words and phrases which take no time at all to […]

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Regions of France

Wish you were here… Place Stanislas Nancy Photos

Wish you were here… Place Stanislas Nancy Photos

Written by on July 29, 2015 in Alsace

Place Stanislas Nancy Photos Stanis Leszczynski , a former King of Poland was exiled to France in the 18th Century. In order to connect the Old Town and New Town of Nancy, he designed a vast square. He wanted something sensational and extraordinary, something that would honour the Sun King who had given him somewhere […]

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Visit to Saint Emilion

Visit to Saint Emilion

Written by on July 29, 2015 in Aquitaine

When we landed at the remote, industrial port of Le Verdon-sur-Mer at the mouth of the Gironde River, about 100km northwest of Bordeaux, it was a cold and rainy October morning. The Gironde is an imposing body of water, the biggest estuary in all of Europe, which flows into the Bay of Biscay on the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Recent Articles

Expats Barge Life France

Expats Barge Life France

Written by on July 28, 2015 in Expats in France

When Brits Dawn Coles and Jason Ashcroft met in France, they already knew that they had one thing in common: a love of barging… their meeting was to lead to a life changing decision to buy a boat, renovate it and start a new life and business in France… Barge Life France Jason was a […]

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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 […]

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Win 6 bottles of rosé wine from Provence France

Win 6 bottles of delectable Mirabeau Classic rosé wine to enjoy any time, any place, anywhere – it’s a true taste of Provence, sunshine in a bottle! To go in the draw just sign up to receive Mirabeau’s monthly newsletter, it’s not just about wine, there are recipes, news from Provence, great videos and more. You […]

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