Holidays & Things to do

Strasbourg Christmas 2014

Written by on November 25, 2014 in Christmas Markets
Strasbourg Christmas 2014

The town of Strasbourg in Alsace, north east France is known by another name – The Capital of Christmas, and with good reason. It is one of the prettiest, most festive, atmospheric and oldest Christmas markets in the world. Several centuries ago, in early December a “St. Klausenmarkt” (St Nicholas Market) was held in front […]

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Arras Christmas Market 2014

Written by on November 25, 2014 in Christmas Markets
Arras Christmas Market 2014

The Arras Christmas market is one of the biggest, best, most fun and atmospheric Christmas markets north of Paris. This year’s market promises to be more exciting than ever with the addition of a grand Ferris Wheel and a Toboggan run as well as an ice rink, live entertainment and wonderful red carpeted Christmas market […]

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Lille Christmas Market 2014

Written by on November 24, 2014 in Christmas Markets
Lille Christmas Market 2014

For those who take their Christmas shopping seriously, it would be hard to find a better place in Europe than Lille. Not only are there almost 4000 shops in this city in northern France but there is also a very nice Christmas market and festive and cultural attractions galore… Based in Place Rihour, stalls at […]

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The Good Life France Magazine

Written by on November 17, 2014 in Events, Living in France
The Good Life France Magazine

They say the best things in life are free, well in this case it’s true.  The Good Life France Magazine is Fabulous, it’s Free and it’s for you. If you love France, love gorgeous photos of France and fabulous stories that cover the cultural highlights, must-see places and events, expat interviews, book reviews, gastronomy, recipes, property […]

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Celebrating Route Napoleon in Golfe-Juan Cote d’Azur

Written by on November 17, 2014 in Events
Celebrating Route Napoleon in Golfe-Juan Cote d’Azur

When Napoleon Bonaparte arrived at the stunning seaside resort of Golfe-Juan on the Cote d’Azur Napoleon on March 1, 1815, it wasn’t a holiday he had in mind. Unlike those of us who go there for the sea, sand and sunshine, the quirky shops and art galleries in the quaint and narrow winding streets, the […]

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Château de Versailles and The Grandes Écuries

Written by on November 17, 2014 in Museums and Châteaux, Quirky Stuff
Château de Versailles and The Grandes Écuries

Visiting the Grandes Écuries, the stables that are home to the Academy of Equestrian Arts at the Chateau de Versailles. A unique show that is beautiful, moving and memorable, a wonderful homage to a French King who adored the “horse ballet” events that were a firm favourite at his court. In the 1600′s, “Horse Ballets” at […]

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Paris Travel Guide

Written by on November 5, 2014 in Holiday Travel, Paris
Paris Travel Guide

It’s a city that is like any other big city – there’s good and there’s bad. It’s a city that is also unlike any other city in the world, it’s Paris… One of the big misconceptions many people have is the size of Paris, and I mean inner Paris, the arrondissements (districts) not the sprawling […]

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Christmas markets Paris 2014

Written by on November 4, 2014 in Christmas Markets
Christmas markets Paris 2014

Christmas in Paris is simply magical. From the twinkling lights on the Champs-Elysées to the fabulous window displays and Christmas markets, there is plenty to do, see and enjoy. We take a look at some of the best Christmas markets Paris 2014… Christmas Market Champs-Elysées The biggest Christmas market in inner Paris with around 160 chalets […]

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A tiny perfect tour of Provence

Written by on November 4, 2014 in Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
A tiny perfect tour of Provence

When the Women’s Travel Network in Toronto asked author Patricia Sands if she would lead a tour through the towns and villages that the characters in her novel, ‘The Promise of Provence’, visited – she didn’t hesitate for a second to say yes… And so it was that last June I had the distinct privilege […]

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Gardens of Marqueyssac |Dordogne’s Green Whimsy

Written by on October 31, 2014 in Aquitaine, Places to Go
Gardens of Marqueyssac |Dordogne’s Green Whimsy

One of the most enticing quarters of France to visit, especially for the British, is the Dordogne valley close to the area of Perigueux. There is much to discover and fall in love with including the fabulous Gardens of Marqueyssac. The vast rocky outcrop, high above the river valley and occupied by the formal gardens, […]

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