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What to See and Do in Barfleur, Normandy

Written by on November 18, 2018 in Normandy
What to See and Do in Barfleur, Normandy

On the northeast coast of Normandy’s Cotentin Peninsula lies the picturesque fishing village of Barfleur. With just 700 residents, this petite village, has an authentic feel and is largely untouched by tourism. Though small, there is still plenty to see here and it is definitely worth a detour if you are in the area or […]

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The history of the Abbaye de Senanque, Provence

Written by on October 27, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
The history of the Abbaye de Senanque, Provence

Discover the history and background of the historic and beautiful Abbey of Senanque Provence. Famous for its lavender fields and tranquillity, it has become a top visit in Provence… Where is the Abbaye de Senanque Located near Gordes in Provence, the abbey is occupied by a community of Cistercian monks. The Roman Catholic Cistercian Order […]

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Recipe for Ratatouille Tian a classic dish of Provence

Written by on October 25, 2018 in Main Courses
Recipe for Ratatouille Tian a classic dish of Provence

You may not know what a tian is, but if you’ve seen the movie Ratatouille, you’ll be familiar with a version of this presentation of vegetables sliced thinly, cooked and served in an elegant stack. The dish you see in the movie was created by Chef Thomas Keller (of The French Laundry, among other restaurants), […]

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Lourdes | The French Capital of Miracles…

Written by on October 24, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
Lourdes | The French Capital of Miracles…

Lourdes in the Hautes-Pyrenees is one of the most popular places to visit in France. Only Paris has more hotels. Visitors come from around the world to see the site where a miracle took place. A day at Lourdes The giant candles kept on arriving. The wheelchairs stacked up along the banks of the Gave […]

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Insurance cover in France

Written by on October 19, 2018 in Financial, Insurance
Insurance cover in France

Whether it’s French Home and Contents, Vehicle, Legal Protection or Top-Up Health insurance, this handy guide explains insurance cover in France. CA Britline’s experts take you through the different types and levels of insurance: French Home and Contents Cover Protecting your property, whether it’s a secondary home, main home or rented out on a short […]

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Cathar Country, the Aude and the Ariège, Occitane

Written by on October 16, 2018 in Guest Blogs
Cathar Country, the Aude and the Ariège, Occitane

I first visited the Aude department in 2006 and found a rural area rich in history with great food, fabulous markets and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. My hosts brought me to the river at Rennes Les Bains where hot water from deep under the ground pours out through a pipe in the wall.  In the […]

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Korrigans | The fairy folk of Brittany

Written by on October 13, 2018 in Guest Blogs
Korrigans | The fairy folk of Brittany

With its medieval towns and villages, wild impressive coastline and abundant forests, picturesque Brittany offers its visitors so much more than just homemade cider and galettes dripping in ham and cheese. Whole days can be devoted to meandering the narrow cobblestone streets and charming squares lined with crooked half-timbered houses. But, as night falls be […]

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How to make Crème Caramel classic French desssert

Written by on October 11, 2018 in Desserts
How to make Crème Caramel classic French desssert

This delicious recipe for crème caramel comes from the cook book In the French Kitchen with Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes for the Whole Family to Make and Enjoy by Mardi Michels of popular blog eat.live.travel.write In her first book, Mardi shows that French food doesn’t have to be complicated. The result is an elegant, approachable cookbook featuring […]

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Discovering the lavender fields of Provence in Sault

Written by on September 17, 2018 in Guest Blogs
Discovering the lavender fields of Provence in Sault

The chances are that if you visit Provence from mid-June to mid-August – you have lavender on your mind and in your sights. Though Provence is well known for the fragrant purple blooms, it is not grown in abundance throughout the whole of Provence, though you will find fields of the purple blooms during your […]

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How a father’s tale of Normandy in WWII inspired a book

Written by on September 16, 2018 in Guest Blogs
How a father’s tale of Normandy in WWII inspired a book

You could say that my love affair with France and passion for the French language began in earnest, when, at age eleven, I heard French spoken, loving the soft, musical and even sensual sounds that floated into my ears. But the truth is that the story began before I was born, when my father landed […]

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