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Gary Mullen and The Works One Night of Queen in France

Written by on January 18, 2017 in Music Events, My French Life
Gary Mullen and The Works One Night of Queen in France

It was with some excitement that I ventured out on a chilly January day to the Sceneo events venue in St Omer, northern France. It’s a lovely rural town, but I wasn’t there to enjoy the architecture, fabulous boulangeries and cosy cafés. I was there to meet a man called Gary Mullen and to have […]

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The Expat Good Life in Provence

Written by on January 17, 2017 in Expats in France, Property in France
The Expat Good Life in Provence

Looking for the good life in Provence: Originally from Perthshire Scotland, Jill Wilson now lives in sunny Provence, southern France. She’s a local property agent for Leggett estate agents and she knows how it feels to be looking for your dream home. She took five years to find her lovely home in Montmeyan in the Var […]

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The Expat Good Life in Savoie

Written by on January 9, 2017 in Buying a Home, Expats in France
The Expat Good Life in Savoie

Sandy Harris booked a holiday in the French Alps and fell in love with a house she and her partner saw whilst driving to their hotel. A short while later the couple moved lock, stock and barrel to the beautiful, off the beaten track Massif des Bauges in Savoie. We talked to Sandy about expat […]

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The Origin of French Gargoyles

Written by on December 27, 2016 in Guest Blogs
The Origin of French Gargoyles

Why are there Gargoyles on French Gothic Churches you might ask. Well, it seems that there’s one explanation you may need to take with a pinch of salt. This story takes place in the seventh century. It’s been retold many times over the last 1400 years resulting in several adaptations. It all started in Normandy, where […]

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Shop Windows of Paris Galeries Lafayette at Christmas

Written by on November 23, 2016 in Guest Blogs
Shop Windows of Paris Galeries Lafayette at Christmas

One of the most colourful times of the year in Paris is the Christmas holiday season in Paris. The French capital is transformed into a Christmas wonderland. It becomes a magical fairy tale city, all decked out in holiday sparkle – just waiting to enchant visitors, children and Parisians alike. From the glittering lights along Champs-Elysées to […]

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The Pont d’Avignon and that famous song!

Written by on October 31, 2016 in Guest Blogs
The Pont d’Avignon and that famous song!

The Avignon bridge in Provence is known around the world today because of the famous children’s song, Sur le Pont d’Avignon (On the Bridge of Avignon). In medieval times, it was also a well-known bridge, but not because of this song – and it wasn’t known for being danced upon either. Pont d’Avignon – a […]

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A real life spooky story from France for Halloween

Written by on October 28, 2016 in Blog
A real life spooky story from France for Halloween

I recently went to Annecy in the Haute Savoie region. It’s a stunningly beautiful town with winding cobbled streets, canals and of course the famous Lac Annecy. That lake is a mesmerising sight let me tell you. The water is turquoise, a bright aquamarine so clear you can see to the bottom in the shallow […]

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The Secret Weapon French Women Use In the Cuisine!

Written by on October 11, 2016 in Guest Blogs
The Secret Weapon French Women Use In the Cuisine!

When one is new in a French ville, expat or visitor, it’s wonderful to be invited to a private home where a native Frenchwoman promises to cook a la Francaise… In my little village of Collioure, in the far south of France, there are many artists and sculptors, they add color and vitality to the community. I was […]

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Should I stay or should I go now?

Written by on October 4, 2016 in Blog
Should I stay or should I go now?

Lately, the other half and I have been thinking about moving. I’m not really sure I want to, but then I’m not really sure I don’t want to. The trouble is, there are so many gorgeous places to live in France and so many fabulous houses and the other half has his heart set on a […]

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What’s it like to do a French immersion course in France?

Written by on September 13, 2016 in Guest Blogs, Learn French
What’s it like to do a French immersion course in France?

What’s it like to do a language immersion course in France? My friends ask me how I had the nerve, after studying French for only two years, to expose myself to the stress and discomfiture of language immersion. Easy. When I was a girl, I’d linger on the edge of the high diving board until […]

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