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Route of Richard the Lionheart in France

Written by on January 10, 2021 in Limousin
Route of Richard the Lionheart in France

Follow the Route of Richard the Lionheart in France for a trip back in time and a lesson in history. The trail takes you through Haute-Vienne and Corrèze (Limousin) to the edge of Dordogne. It covers almost 200km and includes 23 sites open to the public. Including possibly the only bowels in the world which […]

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How to choose a French wine that suits your taste

Written by on December 29, 2020 in Wine and Drinks
How to choose a French wine that suits your taste

Wine expert Philip Reddaway shares his top tips to help you choose wine that’s just right for you… Standing in the wine aisle of the super-market, confronted with a range of 500 different wines, or perusing a 4-page wine list in a restaurant can be quite a daunting experience. France produces more than 2,900 different […]

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WIN any one of 4 glorious Gascony coffee table books by artist Perry Taylor

Written by on December 28, 2020 in Competitions
WIN any one of 4 glorious Gascony coffee table books by artist Perry Taylor

Artist Perry Taylor has created four beautiful books of humorous drawings depicting the humanity and heritage of Gascon life. Wonderfully skilled at using pen and ink, and using a palette of muted colours, blues and greens, rusty oranges and mustardy yellows which reflect the earthy splendour of Gascony, Perry’s truly beautiful drawings present an affectionate […]

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WIN a copy of The City of Tears by Kate Mosse

Written by on December 28, 2020 in Competitions
WIN a copy of The City of Tears by Kate Mosse

Following on from the Sunday Times number one bestseller, The Burning Chambers, Kate Mosse’s The City of Tears is the second thrilling historical epic in The Burning Chambers series. June 1572: for ten, violent years the Wars of Religion have raged across France. Neighbours have become enemies, countless lives have been lost, the country has […]

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WIN a copy of Exploring Wine Regions: Bordeaux, France

Written by on December 28, 2020 in Competitions
WIN a copy of Exploring Wine Regions: Bordeaux, France

Exploring Wine Regions-Bordeaux France is the second book in its series that brings a unique approach in educating and inspiring readers about the wine regions of the world. Bordeaux takes you on a journey exploring the long and fascinating history of wine, gastronomy, castles and joie de vivre, the French way of living life. The […]

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Win a signed copy of The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux

Written by on December 28, 2020 in Competitions
Win a signed copy of The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux

Samantha Verant’s debut novel is a delicious read… A disgraced chef rediscovers her passion for food and her roots in this stunning novel rich in culture and full of delectable recipes. French-born American chef Sophie Valroux had one dream: to be part of the 1% of female chefs running a Michelin-starred restaurant. From spending summers […]

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WIN a copy of Finding Paris: A Novel by Joanne Kimes

Written by on December 28, 2020 in Competitions
WIN a copy of Finding Paris: A Novel by Joanne Kimes

Going to Paris had always been a dream for Julia and Kathy, two women who meet at a beginning French class and become fast friends. Julia is an empty-nester whose husband is leaving her and daughter won’t return her texts. Kathy is a type-A workaholic who gave up on love after a painful secret. After […]

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WIN a lovely Provencal tablecloth

Written by on December 28, 2020 in Competitions
WIN a lovely Provencal tablecloth

It’s giveaway time! You could win a zingy oh-so-French lemony Provencal tablecloth which we’re giving away thanks to FrenchShopping.co.uk – the French Tablecloth Shop that’s online. If you’d love to spread a little bit of French sunshine over your table, and let’s face it, everyone loves a French tablecloth, simply pop in your details below. […]

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A Guide to Choosing Your Perfect Wine

Written by on December 26, 2020 in Wine and Drinks
A Guide to Choosing Your Perfect Wine

For those that aren’t experienced with wine, it can be challenging to choose what to drink. There are so many different options available that it can take months before you find a bottle that you enjoy. However, luckily enough, there are some ways to speed up the process. In this article, we are going to […]

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WIN a gorgeous luxury French gift box

Written by on December 24, 2020 in Competitions
WIN a gorgeous luxury French gift box

My Beautiful French Collection’s gorgeous luxury gift boxes bring you a bundle of French style and exquisite French things. Their quarterly subscription boxes (also available as one offs) deliver a big dollop of joy together with beauty products, books, clothing, jewellery, sweet things and sometimes whimsical things, antiques and arty, pretty and beautifully bijoux things. […]

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