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5 reasons to visit Paris in the spring

Written by on March 16, 2020 in Paris
5 reasons to visit Paris in the spring

There’s no doubt that we all love the legends of Paris from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe, the historic museums and incredible art collections. But some of us like to discover the parts of Paris that are not so obvious. The secret Paris that the locals know and love. We asked Annette […]

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How to spend 48 hours in Paris

Written by on March 12, 2020 in Paris, Tours in France
How to spend 48 hours in Paris

If you’ve only got 48 hours in Paris – you can still see and do a lot to give you a fabulous flavour of the City of Light and take in some of the world’s most beautiful monuments. Paris Travel Advice Don’t waste precious time standing for hours in queues – book your tours and […]

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Writers retreat in France

Writers retreat in France

In September 2020, a very special writers retreat will take place in Bordeaux. With three great writing instructors on hand including Cara Black, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 19 books, this one week course is designed to help and support writers of all genres and all levels. Whether you’re a writer […]

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The very best guided tours of Aveyron

Written by on March 11, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
The very best guided tours of Aveyron

There are some places that are so special you have to pinch yourself to make sure they’re real and not a dream. Aveyron in southwest France is one of those places. It’s a land where you’ll step back in time and discover beauty on every corner. Pickled in the past, picture postcard pretty medieval villages, […]

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Best guided tour of Brittany

Written by on March 6, 2020 in Brittany, Tours in France
Best guided tour of Brittany

There aren’t many guided tours of Brittany, so when one comes along that’s absolutely brilliantly put together, run by a most charming host and takes in the very best of Brittany and just over the border Normandy – we’re excited! A women-only guided tour of Brittany and Normandy Annette Charlton lives part time in Australia, […]

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Spring ski holidays in the French Mountains

Written by on March 4, 2020 in News
Spring ski holidays in the French Mountains

Spring is around the corner but it doesn’t mean you have to tidy away your ski gear. From the start of spring each year, 26 French resorts across most mountain ranges (Alps, Pyrenees, Vosges…) take part in the France Montagnes organised initiative ‘Skiing into Spring’. Skiing in spring is the key to good weather, good […]

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One day wine tour in the Gers, Gascony

Written by on March 2, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
One day wine tour in the Gers, Gascony

Though it may not be as well known as the wines of Bordeaux or Burgundy, the wines of Gascony are some of the best in France. Alongside the famous Armagnac of the Gers, when you visit, don’t miss a chance to visit the vineyards and taste the wonderful wines of the area. Sue Aran of […]

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Expat guide to the good life in Dordogne

Written by on March 2, 2020 in Living in France
Expat guide to the good life in Dordogne

The Dordogne area is one of the most popular with expats seeking a dream home in France. We talk to expat Brit, now local, Angela Martyn from London about what it is about Dordogne that’s so alluring… What inspired you to move to Dordogne I came on holiday to France with my architect husband and […]

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Expert property guide to Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Written by on February 29, 2020 in Property in France
Expert property guide to Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Pyrénées-Atlantiques is a department in the southwest corner of France. It takes its name from the Pyrénées mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The region is split between two distinct areas: Pays Basque Country and Béarn. We talk to local property agent Charlie Ellis to get an expert view of property in the region… What areas […]

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The Expat Good Life in Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Written by on February 29, 2020 in Living in France
The Expat Good Life in Pyrénées-Atlantiques

The Pyrénées-Atlantiques department is in the far southwest of France in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It borders Spain and includes the seaside superstar Biarritz, mountains and glorious countryside. Taking its name from the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, the department is roughly half Pays Basque Country and half Béarn. We talk to Charlie Ellis, an […]

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