Regions of France

Personal Shopping Galeries Lafayette Paris

Written by on October 13, 2014 in Funky, Guest Blogs
Personal Shopping Galeries Lafayette Paris

Want to get a bit of Oh la la French style in Paris? We take a personal shopping experience in one of the most luxurious up-market stores in Paris. Reporter Lisa Buros-Hutchins tries on the best that Paris has to offer and discovers you don’t need to be a millionaire to enjoy this free service […]

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Wines of Corsica

Written by on October 13, 2014 in Corsica, Wine and Drinks
Wines of Corsica

We take a look at the wines of Corsica, grown on the slopes and earth of this most beautiful French island in the Mediterannean… It’s the scent of Corsica that lingers longest. The French call it maquis, the locals macchia, both a name for the aroma of rosemary, thyme, marjoram, mint, and a myriad of […]

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A perfect Paris Moment and a great Paris hotel

Written by on October 8, 2014 in Funky, Paris
A perfect Paris Moment and a great Paris hotel

If you want to stay somewhere central and special in Paris then add Hotel Balmoral to your list. I stayed here for one night in September on my way to the north of France from the south. It was late, a hot sticky Paris night and I had just completed a 4 hour train journey. […]

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Beautiful Video of Paris France

Written by on October 7, 2014 in Paris, Romantic
Beautiful Video of Paris France

If you’ve never been to Paris and want to know what it really looks like then this beautiful 5 minute video of Paris France will show you… and if you’ve been and you want to remember it how it is, this video will remind you just how stunning the city of light can be. When […]

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A Wander Through Eze France

Written by on October 7, 2014 in Provence-Alpes
A Wander Through Eze France

A Wander through Èze, a 1000 year old medieval village that clings to the side of an ancient rocky mountain in Provence above the Mediterannean sea. A village that enchants all who go there… Eze France On a recent family holiday to Cannes my mother in law Del insisted that we visit Èze. She became […]

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Passion for Produce, artisan vegetable grower in France

Passion for Produce, artisan vegetable grower in France

In Offin, in the Seven Valleys, Pas de Calais tucked down one of the side streets of this tranquil little village is an extraordinary secret. There are no shops or bars and not many signs of life except on a Sunday, when the auberge of a local vegetable grower opens for lunch… Offin is about […]

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50s Fashion France show in Paris

Written by on September 30, 2014 in Arty, French Style
50s Fashion France show in Paris

In 1947, Christian Dior launched the first collection of his own fashion house, it revolutionized fashion codes and femininity. Immediately dubbed the ‘New Look” by Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief Carmel Snow, the “hourglass” figure and its extravagant demand for fabric, coming after the frugal years of the war created a furore. It met with […]

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Nuit Blanche Paris 2014

Written by on September 29, 2014 in Art and Artists, Arty, Paris
Nuit Blanche Paris 2014

The Nuit Blanche (White Night) has become one of the most popular events on the Paris cultural calendar. It’s an opportunity for locals and visitors to enjoy art in Paris in a relaxed and unusual way and have a lot of fun doing it – every first Saturday of October.  Stay up and party with […]

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The most delicious French goats milk cheese

Written by on September 29, 2014 in French Cuisine, Nord-Pas de Calais
The most delicious French goats milk cheese

Less than an hour from Calais, but deep in the belly of rural France in the lovely Seven Valleys lives a cheese producer. She is famous in these parts for the delicious goats milk cheese she makes and organic bread that she bakes in her authentic wood oven… Valerie Magniez is an artisan cheese producer; […]

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The rocky road to Rodez Aveyron

Written by on September 26, 2014 in Midi-Pyrénées
The rocky road to Rodez Aveyron

Travelling the rocky road to Rodez Aveyron, via the beautiful little village of Belcastel… Belcastel There are 3 ways into the tiny village of Belcastel and the one I arrived on was little more than a dirt track. Winding and bending its way round the hills it gave us wonderfully tempting glimpses of the medieval […]

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