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Provencal tomato soup with rice

Written by on February 10, 2021 in Starters
Provencal tomato soup with rice

Provencal tomato soup with rice is a year round dish, traditionally served as much in the summer as the winter in Provence. Its full of flavour and has a rich taste of the south of France… Ingredients for 6 portions 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, grated 1 celery stalk, diced 4 cloves garlic, sliced […]

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The best virtual visits to Paris

Written by on January 4, 2021 in Paris
The best virtual visits to Paris

For the best virtual visits to Paris , look no further than Google Arts and Culture says Melissa Barndon. Dedicated to bringing, well, arts and culture, to everyone, it means there are many sites and museums all over the world, more than 2000, that you can visit without stepping out your front door. So head […]

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Visit to Rocamadour – the rock of miracles

Written by on December 16, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées
Visit to Rocamadour – the rock of miracles

Rocamadour is a world famous pilgrimage site in the Lot departments, south west France. WriterAmy McPherson find it lives up to its reputation for being one of the wonders of France… A mythical place “That’s real, right?” “Yes.” “It’s not a mirage?” “No.” Imagine, having just spent four hours hiking through wilderness. Having encountered only […]

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Getting a loan for your French property purchase

Written by on December 9, 2020 in Currency Information
Getting a loan for your French property purchase

When it comes to buying a house in France, a euro mortgage is definitely worth considering. It’s a good idea to start the borrowing process early. Knowing you have the finance sorted can help you plan expenses with confidence. And you might find you get a more favourable borrowing rate as well as being in […]

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Buying a property in the Pyrénées-Orientales France

Written by on December 4, 2020 in Property for sale, Property in France
Buying a property in the Pyrénées-Orientales France

If you’re torn between choosing a home in France that’s somewhere by the beach or up in the mountains – with the Pyrénées-Orientales you can have both. This sunny department is in southern France, adjacent to the northern Spanish frontier (Catalonia) and the Mediterranean. It’s slow starting to be discovered by British buyers, although the […]

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Food and wine weekend in Lyon

Written by on December 1, 2020 in Rhône Alpes
Food and wine weekend in Lyon

Lyon in the south of France is the proud owner of the title “gastronomic capital of France”. It’s long been home to many top chefs from the famous Mère Brazier, who ran a famous bistro and taught the renowned Paul Bocuse, the man who put nouvelle cuisine on the food map. Lyon has a unique […]

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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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