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Guide to Tourrettes-sur-Loup Provence

Written by on November 19, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Guide to Tourrettes-sur-Loup Provence

If you love towns with bucket loads of character that are impossibly pretty, you’ll love Tourrettes-sur-Loup. A quintessential small southern France medieval village. It’s just a few kilometres from Vence. Our guide to Tourrettes-sur-Loup reveals its charms and secrets… The joie de vivre of Tourrettes-sur-Loup Tourrettes-sur-Loup is in the Alpes-Maritimes department, southeastern France. Located between […]

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Discover Brantes Provence | A land that time forgot

Written by on October 31, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Discover Brantes Provence | A land that time forgot

Provence is rightly famous for its enchanting villages and lavender fields. But there’s a secret side to Provence. A side that is known mostly only to the locals. We asked local Emily Durand, who lives in the area and runs fabulous tours of Provence and southern France, to tell us about some of her favourite hidden […]

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Life in a farmhouse in the Auvergne, France

Written by on October 21, 2020 in Guest Blogs
Life in a farmhouse in the Auvergne, France

Our farmhouse, La Creuserie, lies almost exactly in the centre of France, in what is known as the Bourbonnais. It’s an historic area in the department of Allier in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. It had been a small farm for beef cattle, was tenanted for 165 years and passed out of farming in 2003. It then consisted of […]

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Visiting Paris with a teen

Written by on October 19, 2020 in Guest Blogs
Visiting Paris with a teen

Although I live in America, I’m a hardcore Francophile. I listen to French podcasts, sip French wine, and have seen every episode of House Hunters International that’s set in France like a dozen times. And while there are many things to love about my native land such as the great customer service and ample freezer […]

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Hidden gems in the Var, Provence

Written by on October 5, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Hidden gems in the Var, Provence

It’s impossible to overdo it pottering about in the many picturesque hilltop villages of Provence. Browsing the morning markets and sitting by the dreamy Le Lac de Sainte Croix with a good book or magazine is heavenly. But there are some unusual places in Provence you might not know about. Abi at The Little French […]

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Freewheeling gastronomic adventure in Montreuil-sur-Mer

Written by on September 27, 2020 in Guest Blogs
Freewheeling gastronomic adventure in Montreuil-sur-Mer

Sarah Daly hops on an electric bike and works up an appetite for a dining experience with a difference. As a resident of Montreuil-sur-Mer in Pas de Calais, I am a regular visitor to Le Touquet, just 10 miles away on the Opal coast. I love its bustling atmosphere, clean sandy beach, colourful beach huts […]

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Paris lover’s guide to the city…

Written by on September 16, 2020 in Guest Blogs
Paris lover’s guide to the city…

We talk to chef and author Lisa Baker Morgan who splits her life between Los Angeles and Paris. As a Paris local with a love of food, culture and history, she shares some of her top tips for visitors the the city of light… What draws you to Paris – the things that make you […]

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Walks in the French Riviera

Written by on September 15, 2020 in Guest Blogs
Walks in the French Riviera

Visitors to the French Riviera between Nice and the Italian border can experience many heavenly hikes. Signposted walks take you alongside the glorious blue Mediterranean sea, past some of the richest real estate in the world and through gorgeous villages. Australian Susan McDonald has enjoyed many walks in the South of France and shares some […]

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Recipe for Flan Pâtissier (Parisian)

Written by on September 13, 2020 in Desserts
Recipe for Flan Pâtissier (Parisian)

Flan Pâtissier (or Parisian) is a simple custard tart and a classic French recipe but it’s origins go back much further. “What have the Romans ever done for us?” The classic line from Monty Python’s Life of Brian got the answer “aqueducts… sanitation… roads… irrigation…” and a whole lot more. They didn’t say flans – […]

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Visiting Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera

Written by on August 25, 2020 in Guest Blogs
Visiting Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera

Located between the bustling city of Nice and the uber-opulence of Monaco, Villefranche-sur-Mer is a little corner of paradise. Pretty as a picture, in this ancient village visitors can experience history, culture and the glorious Mediterranean. Susan Macdonald from Australia says it’s the perfect place for a holiday when you’re travelling solo. Vive Villefranche Fashion […]

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