Holidays & Things to do

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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J’Adore La France Tailor Made Holidays in France

Written by on January 17, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do, Tours in France
J’Adore La France Tailor Made Holidays in France

  Karen Slater from the UK fell in love with France whilst at school studying French and since then she has carried on the affair, now helping others to discover this wonderful country. “I love everything about France – the language, the diversity, the history and heritage, the entire way of life. In my experience […]

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The magical Mimosa festivals of the south of France

Written by on January 16, 2017 in Festivals and Carnivals, Provence-Alpes
The magical Mimosa festivals of the south of France

Mimosa is a vibrant symbol of winter in the south of France and a sure sign that spring is on its way. The bright yellow flower of this scented plant grows prolifically in southern France in the Var region where the Cote d’Azur and Provence meet. The route du Mimosa is 130km long and runs […]

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The Science Museum in Paris

Written by on January 7, 2017 in Museums and Châteaux, Paris
The Science Museum in Paris

There is a shiny oasis in the north east corner of Paris that presents practical science for now and for all our futures. It is the largest science museum in Europe.  The ‘Cite’ des Sciences et de L’Industrie’ is a showcase of modern revolution and a capacious chasm depicting life beyond our present experience. About […]

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National Holidays in France 2017

Written by on December 19, 2016 in Events
National Holidays in France 2017

France has 12 National holiday dates for 2017 plus one local holiday date.  If you’re in France and it’s a holiday date, some shops will be closed, others will open but close early. Some markets will be closed , public offices and banks etc will not be open but most tourist buildings will not be […]

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Perfect Provence Truffle and Wine Tour

Written by on December 1, 2016 in Tours in France
Perfect Provence Truffle and Wine Tour

Escape the winter blues and head for southern France in January and explore fine food, outstanding wines and exotic truffles. What a way to start the New Year. Truffle Hunting in Provence January in Provence is generally not that cold and usually sunny. And, if you’re really lucky you may catch a day or two […]

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Visiting the Battlefields of the Somme France

Written by on November 21, 2016 in Battlefields and War Memorials
Visiting the Battlefields of the Somme France

A flock of red-legged partridge has just crash-landed in a flurry of feathers into long grass at the edge of a field, and overhead the cause of the consternation, a buzzard doing a passable impersonation of a kestrel, hovering on the wind, ready to drop in on lunch. The landscape east of Amiens is mainly […]

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A Feast of Festive Fun for Christmas in Calais 2016

Written by on November 17, 2016 in Christmas Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
A Feast of Festive Fun for Christmas in Calais 2016

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the kids having fun at a fabulous parade, grown-ups appreciating a glass of French wine or Champagne and everyone enjoying a friendly Christmas Market – which is why Calais really looks forward to welcome you this year. The town’s gone all out festive with a massive programme of events to tempt […]

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Reims Christmas Market 2016

Written by on November 15, 2016 in Christmas Markets
Reims Christmas Market 2016

Reims Christmas market is one of the best in France and attracts a lot of visitors. There’s a reason for that, not only is it truly festive and incredibly pretty, it’s also fun AND let’s not forget the Champagne connection! What’s on at Reims Christmas Market 2016 Just 45 minutes from Paris by train, Reims Christmas […]

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Best French Language Immersion Courses in France

Written by on November 14, 2016 in French Language, Learn French, Tours in France
Best French Language Immersion Courses in France

There can be no better way to learn the French language than by living, breathing and immersing yourself in the culture and essence of France. Learning from classes, books and online works well, but for truly appreciating and understanding the nuances of real French by getting to know and chat to the locals, enjoying the […]

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