Janine Marsh

10 best things to do in La Rochelle

Written by on July 24, 2019 in Poitou-Charentes
10 best things to do in La Rochelle

La Rochelle is a historic port town in the west of France, off the Atlantic coast in the department of Charente-Maritime. It’s the perfect little city for a weekend break and a great base from which to explore the area. Rich in culture, architecture and gastronomy, there’s loads to see and do here… Top things […]

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Where to eat out in La Rochelle

Written by on July 24, 2019 in Poitou-Charentes
Where to eat out in La Rochelle

For a small city, La Rochelle packs a mighty gastronomic punch. The streets are filled with bars and bistros, cafés and restaurants spilling out onto cobbled streets and lining pretty squares. Most visitors head for the old Port, Vieux Port, and who can blame them. The restaurants here have fabulous views over the port and […]

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This week’s newsletter and a quackers tale

Written by on July 20, 2019 in Newsletter from France
This week’s newsletter and a quackers tale

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. For me life is all about writing right now. I’m writing the sequel to My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream and I’m hoping to be finished soon. I have many of you to thank for being in this position, everyone who bought my […]

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History of the French Flag

Written by on July 19, 2019 in French Icons
History of the French Flag

The French call their flag Le drapeau tricolore. English speakers know it as the French Tricolore. It’s one of the most iconic flags in European history. But how did it come to be? The evolution of the French Flag The flag of France before the French Revolution featured the fleur-de-lis on a blue background. The […]

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7 things to do in Tours in the Loire Valley

Written by on July 19, 2019 in Centre
7 things to do in Tours in the Loire Valley

There’s a whole lot to see and do in Tours in the heart of the Loire Valley. It’s easy to reach from Paris by train and provides a great base to visit the area. There are several of the major Loire Valley Chateaux nearby and you can organise a tour by coach or mini bus […]

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Art and Gardens Festival Amiens

Written by on July 15, 2019 in Picardy
Art and Gardens Festival Amiens

From the middle ages, Amiens in Picardy, northern France, has been famous for its hortillonnages. This is the name given to the market gardens which line the network of nine waterways which run through the city. These watery arteries give Amiens a unique atmosphere. You really have a feeling that you are in the most beautiful […]

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The Good Life France Magazine Summer 2019

Written by on July 13, 2019 in Magazine
The Good Life France Magazine Summer 2019

Welcome to the Good Life France Magazine Summer 2019 – totally free to read and utterly brilliant. Click here to read The Good Life France Magazine Summer 2019 This is a free magazine, written by professional travel writers with a brief to tell it like it is and to seek out the best things to […]

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Instagrammable Strasbourg France

Written by on July 9, 2019 in Alsace
Instagrammable Strasbourg France

Keen to take Instagram-worthy photos in Strasbourg to share with your friends and family? Here are my top 10 recommendations of instagrammable Strasbourg: Petite France Pretty much anywhere in the Petite France area is like a fairy tale town scene but Place Benjamin-Zix is particularly photogenic. The medieval district on an island is gorgeous. Notre […]

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Bon weekend from summery France

Written by on July 7, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from summery France

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Chez moi, I managed to fall off the doorstep in the back garden and sprain my ankle. To make matters worse I landed in a big dollop of duck poo left by Rambo the reluctant duck (he refuses to stay in the pen with the other boys, he […]

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Family-friendly holidays in northern France

Written by on July 5, 2019 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Family-friendly holidays in northern France

If you’re wondering where to go this year for a quintessential French holiday that’s a real family pleaser then look no further! Just across the English Channel you will find long golden sandy beaches, rock pools where you can fish for shrimp and mussels, discover secret inlets and see seals sunbathe. Somewhere you can buy […]

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