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Avignon, a major historic city of the south of France

Written by on December 27, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
Avignon, a major historic city of the south of France

 The city of Avignon played an important role in the 14th century. Though nowadays, it’s mostly known for its bridge, the Pont d’Avignon, the city was once a residence for pontiffs who made their home at the Palace of the Popes. Besides its historic significance, Avignon has much to offer. Reasons to fall in love […]

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5 very good reasons to go cycling in the Occitanie region of France

Written by on December 22, 2018 in Tours in France
5 very good reasons to go cycling in the Occitanie region of France

If you’re a cyclist, then there are certain things that you look for in a cycling holiday that you know will really make it special. In the Tarn, Occitanie, France, boxes get ticked and cyclists get happy. Why the Tarn region in France is one of the best French cycling locations Admittedly the Tarn doesn’t […]

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Why Beaujolais Burgundy could be the next hot spot for property seekers

Written by on December 22, 2018 in Guest Blogs
Why Beaujolais Burgundy could be the next hot spot for property seekers

Stephen Solley, an expat from the UK lives in Beaujolais, Burgundy and says, not only is it a great place to live but it also offers opportunities for would be wine-makers… There must be so many couples, frustrated by all the stresses of daily life, who in an ideal world would like to move their […]

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Bordeaux City | Quinconces and the Triangle d’Or district

Written by on December 21, 2018 in Aquitaine
Bordeaux City | Quinconces and the Triangle d’Or district

Bordeaux City is made up of neighbourhoods, each has a different vibe and you can walk them all easily in a day. Quinconces and Triangle d’Or – The Age of Enlightenment in Bordeaux Bordering the old city from the north is the Triangle d’Or district. The architecture mostly dates back to the 18th century and […]

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Mastering the dreaded French R sound

Written by on December 15, 2018 in Courses
Mastering the dreaded French R sound

The French R is the most notorious of sounds in French pronunciation. There are multitudes of tutorials on the French R and yet it still eludes many non-native speakers. Well, today I’m going to demystify the French R and show you a simple trick that will get you on your way to mastering this infamous […]

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Discover Grasse, Provence capital of perfume in France

Written by on December 14, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
Discover Grasse, Provence capital of perfume in France

“Grasse didn’t always smell this nice. It used to stink,” my Nose told me. “It was a leather tanning town and the stench was unbearable. The first fragrance produced was for designer gloves. Rose water to mask the ghastly smell. Catherine de Medici endorsed them. And Grasse quickly became the perfume capital of the world.” […]

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Discover Chartrons the posh neighbourhood of Bordeaux City

Written by on December 14, 2018 in Aquitaine
Discover Chartrons the posh neighbourhood of Bordeaux City

When you visit Bordeaux city, it sometimes feels like there are a series of villages, each a little different from the other. Exploring them is a lot of fun, from the historic centre and the trendy St Pierre district to the vibrant Saint-Michel neighborhood and lovely Chartrons… Chartrons Bordeaux Chartrons, one of the northern districts […]

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The best kept skiing secret of the French Alps | Skiing in Arêches-Beaufort

Written by on December 5, 2018 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
The best kept skiing secret of the French Alps | Skiing in Arêches-Beaufort

Dropping “my last ski trip was a short break in Arêches-Beaufort” into any ski based conversation is a bit of a polarising moment. The enlightened will beam from ear to ear, talk about the charm of the village, the enviable quality – and quantity – of the snow. And, inevitably, the wonderful cheese cooperative in […]

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Bordeaux City | Historic centre, Sainte Pierre district

Written by on November 27, 2018 in Aquitaine
Bordeaux City | Historic centre, Sainte Pierre district

Bordeaux is often called the “Sleeping beauty” due to the massive transformation it has undergone in the last two decades. From a gloomy port city covered with dirty facades it has become one of France’s most popular metropoles. Bordeaux has long had a reputation for great wine and gastronomy, but it’s also a trendy hip […]

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6 great reasons to holiday in the French region of Aquitaine

Written by on November 22, 2018 in Aquitaine
6 great reasons to holiday in the French region of Aquitaine

Aquitaine is a corner of France everyone should visit at some point in their holidaying lifetime. Aquitaine is a beautiful region in the South West of France and is one of France’s best kept secrets. Located along the Spanish border and the Atlantic coastline, the region is split into three departments, Arcachon to the north, […]

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