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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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5 Easy methods to help you learn French as fast as possible

Written by on September 15, 2018 in Learn French
5 Easy methods to help you learn French as fast as possible

When it comes to foreign languages, we can be impatient. Many of us look for the best and most innovative methods, devote time to French online courses, download special apps and so on. We’re keen to learn as quickly as possible and most of us spend ages looking at the dozens of methods available for […]

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A Quiet Retirement in France? 

Written by on September 10, 2018 in Guest Blogs
A Quiet Retirement in France? 

One evening a few years ago my wife and I overheard several tales of woe that almost made us re-think our plans to buy a house in France. We were on a golf break in Le Perche, Normandy, staying at a lovely hotel with a fantastic restaurant. One evening, after our eighteen holes we went […]

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Find out what house sitting is all about

Written by on September 10, 2018 in Holidays & Things to do
Find out what house sitting is all about

Have you ever dreamed of travelling the world getting to really savour the best that each country has to offer? An authentic travel experience like house sitting is hard to beat. It enables you to travel pretty much everywhere including of course France, with the huge advantage of literally cutting out the accommodation costs. And […]

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The Coco Chanel Suite at the Ritz Paris

Written by on September 7, 2018 in Paris
The Coco Chanel Suite at the Ritz Paris

If money is no object, and we mean it – as a single night could set you back €28000, the Coco Chanel Suite in the Paris Ritz is the epitome of elegant refinement and luxury. But if you really want to channel your inner Chanel – this is the place to do it. Coco at […]

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