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Best Women only tour of Provence

Written by on November 20, 2019 in Tours in France
Best Women only tour of Provence

Join a truly fabulous women only tour of Provence and walk in the footsteps of iconic post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. Immerse yourself in the local culture, indulge in fabulous French cuisine, discover the most beautiful places in the world and stay in a magnificent hotel in St Remy-de Provence… Discover Van Gogh’s Provence For […]

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Christmas markets in the Pays de la Loire

Written by on November 7, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Christmas markets in the Pays de la Loire

Take in the magic of Christmas as you explore these markets, whether located in city centres or in smaller villages. Found in each department of the Pays de la Loire region, they showcase a dreamlike setting and invite visitors to stock up on original gifts. Christmas market Angers (Anjou) In historic Angers, the Place du […]

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Boulogne-sur-Mer Christmas market, northern France

Written by on November 6, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Boulogne-sur-Mer Christmas market, northern France

It’s amazing how many people visit Boulogne-sur-Mer on the Opal Coast in northern France and never even know that there’s a truly special old town. Vielle Boulogne, enclosed by ancient ramparts is even more magical at Christmas. Enter the old town through the immense stone gates cut into the high walls and discover a real […]

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How to make chocolate fondant cake

Written by on November 5, 2019 in Desserts
How to make chocolate fondant cake

This gooey-centred chocolate pudding is irresistible! It’s not known exactly who invented it or when though french chef Michel Bras claims to be the creator. But, whoever it was, we should all be thankful for this mellow, melt-in-your mouth classic. Here’s how to make chocolate fondant cake at home… Ingredients for 4 2 oz bittersweet […]

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Top Things to do in December in France

Written by on November 3, 2019 in Month By Month
Top Things to do in December in France

National Holiday in France: Christmas Day (Noël) December 25 Licques: Festival des Dindes, 14 -15 December 2018. A charming festival where turkeys are celebrated in the little town of Licques Hauts-de-France (Pas de Calais). Held over a weekend, on Sunday morning, hundreds of turkeys are released to “rampage” through the streets accompanied by local brotherhoods […]

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What’s on in France November 2019

Written by on November 3, 2019 in Month By Month
What’s on in France November 2019

We take a look at what’s on in France 2019… National Holidays in France November 2019 1st November 2019 La Toussaint – All Saints’ Day. All over France, pots of chrysanthemums are placed on graves as loved ones who have passed on are remembered. 11th November Armistice 1918 – commemorative services will be held all […]

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What’s it like to live in Montpellier, southern France?

Written by on November 2, 2019 in Living in France
What’s it like to live in Montpellier, southern France?

Journalist Jenny Eagle left London for a new life in Montpellier, Occitanie (formerly Languedoc Roussillon). She fell head over heels for the stunning architecture, the vibrant buzz of the city and beautiful beaches. We talk to Jenny about what it’s like to live in Montpellier… What did you do before you moved to France? I […]

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10 places to spend Christmas in France

Written by on October 30, 2019 in Christmas Markets
10 places to spend Christmas in France

We don’t think you need a lot of reasons to spend the holiday season in France. The fabulous festive markets, awesome food and wine, cakes and cheese are reason enough! But, just in case, we asked the France experts at holiday rental company French Connections to share some of their favourite places to spend Christmas […]

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How to make Paris-Brest cake

Written by on October 24, 2019 in Desserts
How to make Paris-Brest cake

The Paris-Brest cake was invented in 1910, by pastry chef Louis Durand of Patisserie Durand in Maisons-Laffitte. It was inspired by the famous cycle ride between Paris and Brest in Brittany. The round elements represent the wheel of a bike. The cake is made from choux pastry, filled with praline cream and garnished with flaked […]

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How to make French Quiche Lorraine

Written by on October 23, 2019 in Main Courses
How to make French Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine originated from the German “kuchen” meaning cake, and it’s the grandmother of all savoury pies. Quiche Lorraine originated in Lorraine in the north east of France where it’s been made since at least the 17th century, and is said to have been baked by the chef at the court of Stanislas, the former […]

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