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The ultimate gourmet truffle and wine tour Provence

Written by on July 9, 2020 in Tours in France
The ultimate gourmet truffle and wine tour Provence

There are some foods which epitomise the essence of gastronomic greatness  – truffles are one of them. And good wine is another. The legendary “black diamonds” of Provence are revered as much top chefs as by local families. They’re added to artistic dishes by master chefs around the world and by keen cooks to enhance […]

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Book Giveaway: Win a copy of Passion for Provence

Written by on July 9, 2020 in Competitions
Book Giveaway: Win a copy of Passion for Provence

Passion for Provence | 22 keys to the la belle vie is a memoir by Gayle Padgett. The author left her home town in America to move to Germany with her husband to be. When they married, their honeymoon took them all round France and en route, they fell in love with Provence. It took […]

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Christmas Tour of Provence

Written by on June 29, 2020 in Tours in France
Christmas Tour of Provence

Provence has year round charms. From poppy fields in spring to lavender fields in summer and the ripe vineyards of the fall. But in the winter holiday season, festive magic fills the air. If you love sparkle and Christmas décor, if you love great food and wine, culture and art, then this tour of Provence […]

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How to make classic French Sole Meunière

Written by on June 26, 2020 in Main Courses
How to make classic French Sole Meunière

When the great American cook Julia Child first came to France – she wasn’t a cook. She was a curious visitor keen to sample all that France offered. And her first meal in a restaurant was in Rouen in Normandy in one of the oldest restaurants in France, La Couronne. She had sole meunière. And […]

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5 brilliant uncrowded beach holiday locations in France

Written by on June 24, 2020 in Places to Go
5 brilliant uncrowded beach holiday locations in France

If you fancy hopping in the car, taking the ferry or train to France and enjoying a brilliant beach holiday without crowds – you’re in luck. We asked the experts at French Connections to tell us five of their favourite beach holiday locations in France that are uncrowded as well as fabulous. Pack the car […]

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Why Gers is one of the best places to live in France

Written by on June 19, 2020 in Property in France
Why Gers is one of the best places to live in France

The beautiful rural Gers deparment is a little known and forgotten corner of southwest France. For those looking for a laid back lifestyle in la France profonde, a region where the good life is revered, and the people are friendly – Gers is a fabulous place to live. And if teleworking or working from home are […]

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SomMailer Wine Club | Bringing French Wines to America

Written by on June 19, 2020 in Wine and Drinks
SomMailer Wine Club | Bringing French Wines to America

We chat to Laurent Yung of SomMailier.com, a French wine club that brings unique, exclusive and difficult to find utterly delicious French wines to America… Can you tell us a bit about you and where you live? I was born in a small village near Bordeaux, France and I’m the youngest of three brothers. I […]

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A perfect Spring tour of Provence

Written by on June 12, 2020 in Tours in France
A perfect Spring tour of Provence

Welcome in the spring with a most beautiful tour of Provence. Provence in spring is one of the very best times of the year to see it in all its authentic, beautiful glory. Join a small group tour in which you’ll be immersed in the Provencal lifestyle. You’ll enjoy fabulous food and wine. Experience the […]

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Book Give Away | My Four Seasons in France by Janine Marsh

Written by on June 9, 2020 in Competitions
Book Give Away | My Four Seasons in France by Janine Marsh

Win a copy of My Four Seasons: A Year of the Good Life in France by Janine Marsh, editor of The Good Life France! This is the follow up to Janine’s first book, My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream. It was to her great surprise and humble delight, a best […]

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Expert property guide to Corrèze, Limousin

Written by on June 8, 2020 in Property in France
Expert property guide to Corrèze, Limousin

The department of Corrèze, in southwest France, region Nouvelle Aquitaine (formerly Limousin) is a land of outstanding natural beauty. Unspoiled countryside, dramatic rivers and forests as well as gentle farmland. It’s a great place to live says British expat Ann McCarthy, you can go skiing in the mountains, go to the beach, a day out […]

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