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Brilliant Paris Photographer For Weddings And Visits

Written by on April 25, 2016 in Expats in France, Paris
Brilliant Paris Photographer For Weddings And Visits

There are more than 1000 professional photographers in Paris so finding the right one to capture your special moment, whether that’s your wedding or your dream trip – it can be hard. Nobody gets that more than Paris photographer Dagmara Bojenko. She has travelled the world, from Europe to Ecuador and the Polish-born Canadian brings […]

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The Good Life for Expats in Bordeaux

Written by on April 25, 2016 in Expats in France
The Good Life for Expats in Bordeaux

Expats in Bordeaux: Justin and Vanessa Parr left Sydney, Australia for work in London and New York but it was France that captured their hearts. They moved to Bordeaux to open a B&B in the vineyards and say though it’s not always easy – they’ve never looked back… Why France? Justin says that they really […]

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A Moment With Moët et Chandon Epernay

Written by on April 25, 2016 in Champagne-Ardenne, My French Life
A Moment With Moët et Chandon Epernay

I’ve loved Champagne since I was 18 years old when a boyfriend whose middle name was Rutherford gave me a bottle of Moët et Chandon for my birthday. I thought I was sophisticated, elegant and oh so posh with my heavy green bottle and its iconic label. I kept it in a cupboard in my […]

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Moving To France In Your Twenties

Written by on April 18, 2016 in Expats in France
Moving To France In Your Twenties

Just a few short decades ago, those who moved to France tended to be older people taking retirement. They could afford to buy a house and not have to find a job. Those days are gone and more and more young people and families with children are moving to France, seeking a different life and […]

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How to Lose Your Friends on Holiday in France

Written by on March 8, 2016 in Guest Blogs
How to Lose Your Friends on Holiday in France

The Isle de Re lies not far from La Rochelle on the west coast of France. These days it is connected to the mainland by a bridge but back in 1979 you got there by catching a ferry from La Pallice. It was here in 1979 that two friendships came to an end… My wife […]

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Castelmoron d’Albret, the Smallest Commune in France

Written by on March 7, 2016 in Guest Blogs
Castelmoron d’Albret, the Smallest Commune in France

Castelmoron d’Albret is the smallest commune in France. It’s, perched on a hill so high that when a King and a Prince visited in 1828, they had to get out of their carriage and help push it to the top! Spending time and traveling in Europe can be a magical thing.  There’s such a long, […]

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Les Véritables Macarons Of The Pays Basque

Written by on March 6, 2016 in Guest Blogs
Les Véritables Macarons Of The Pays Basque

A funny thing happened on the way to our regular sojourn on the Côte d’Azur last spring. We took a sharp detour west and for two delightful weeks we visited the Pays Basque, tucked in the southwest corner of France. I highly recommend that detour, if you have the opportunity. The elegant Atlantic seaside town […]

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Greek Legacy of Nice France

Written by on March 2, 2016 in Guest Blogs, Provence-Alpes
Greek Legacy of Nice France

Homer’s Odyssey in 13 Easy Steps If it’s been a while since you’ve read the Greek classics (or if you just never got around to it) no worries! There’s no need to pull out the books. In Nice, France you can take a quick 13-step refresher course on a hilltop overlooking the sea, the city, […]

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Bresse Chickens | The Noble Bird of France

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Guest Blogs
Bresse Chickens | The Noble Bird of France

‘Papa’ was up to his old tricks. He saw me as a culinary challenge, not that he was planning on cooking me, but, as ‘un Anglais’ I knew nothing about food, and, if I was to marry his daughter, he was determined to invest in my education. At the time we were in Lyon; he […]

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History of Paris Bouquinistes

Written by on February 1, 2016 in Guest Blogs
History of Paris Bouquinistes

The word bouquiniste means secondhand bookseller. The origin of the word is from the German word “buch”. One of the most fascinating places in Paris to experience book joy is along the Seine where you’ll find the second hand booksellers with their beautiful, green book boxes… There are two tales that claim to be the […]

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