Janine Marsh

Reims Christmas Market 2018

Written by on November 19, 2018 in Christmas Markets
Reims Christmas Market 2018

Reims Christmas market is one of the best in France and attracts a lot of visitors. There’s a reason for that, not only is it truly festive and incredibly pretty, it’s also fun. And, let’s not forget the Champagne connection! What’s on at Reims Christmas Market 2018 Just 45 minutes from Paris by train, Reims Christmas […]

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Bon weekend from a very early morning in France

Written by on November 17, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a very early morning in France

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. This morning I was up way before the sun rose. I couldn’t sleep, I have no idea why, I’m off to Paris next week so perhaps it’s excitement! I made a cup of tea and headed out the garden to my little office in the pigsty to do […]

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Ten Great places to visit in France for Christmas 2018

Written by on November 17, 2018 in Christmas Markets
Ten Great places to visit in France for Christmas 2018

We look at some fabulously festive places to visit in France for Christmas 2018. Alsace Head for Strasbourg‘s Christmas market, known locally as the Christkindelsmarik, the oldest in Europe. From 23 November to 30 December, beautiful lights and decorations in the most festive Christmas market with the tallest decorated Christmas tree in Europe.  Take a […]

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3 Christmas Festivals in France 2018 

Written by on November 17, 2018 in Christmas Markets
3 Christmas Festivals in France 2018 

Hundreds of wonderful festivals take place in France for Christmas – from quirky and authentic events like the Licques Turkey Parade to the huge Festival of Lights in Lyon attended by huge crowds. Going to a Christmas market is one of the great festivities of the season – so, where ever you are in France […]

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10 things to do in Toulouse

Written by on November 16, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
10 things to do in Toulouse

Toulouse is around 60 miles from the  Spanish border and its sunny neighbour definitely influences the flavour of this vibrant city. From lively bistros and bodegas in elegant squares to a penchant for tango dancing and al fresco dining, lively Toulouse is a great place for a city break. There’s plenty to do and see […]

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Where to see the Christmas lights in Paris 2018

Written by on November 15, 2018 in Christmas Markets, Paris
Where to see the Christmas lights in Paris 2018

Christmas is when Paris really does seem to live up to its name as the City of Light and the Christmas lights in Paris 2018 promise to bring a feeling of magic to the festive season. The city can be cold at Christmas so wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes because the best way […]

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Expats living the good life in the Aude, Languedoc Roussillon

Written by on November 15, 2018 in Expats in France
Expats living the good life in the Aude, Languedoc Roussillon

We talk to Suzanne Sutton who left the UK for Languedoc Roussillon, southern France. She’s an agent for the award-winning Leggett Immobillier French Estate Agents and says this sunny area is great for expats to live. Where do you live in France? I live in a little village of around 90 residents, called Granès, in […]

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10 things to do on Christmas Eve in Paris

Written by on November 12, 2018 in Paris
10 things to do on Christmas Eve in Paris

Christmas Eve in Paris – there’s nowhere quite like it. Lights sparkle in the streets and windows twinkle with tempting displays. People with a spot of final shopping to do dash about and those lucky enough to be finished their purchases take a break, wrapped up warm, sipping hot chocolate or perhaps Champagne at a […]

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Wishing you a bon weekend from France

Written by on November 10, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Wishing you a bon weekend from France

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. Here everything is about commemorating the centenary of the end of the Great War this weekend. Everywhere I go in the north of France there are posters detailing remembrance events. Trees are adorned with poppy and cornflower coverings (you can see a photo here on my Instagram page). […]

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What to see and do in Cassel Hauts-de-France

Written by on November 8, 2018 in Nord-Pas de Calais
What to see and do in Cassel Hauts-de-France

Approach the town of Cassel in the department of Nord, Hauts-de-France, from the flat countryside passing field after field. Cars wind their way helter-skelter-like, up and around the Mont of Cassel until suddenly, they reach the cobbled roads that lead into the small town with big views at the top of this famous hill of […]

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