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Best things to do in Dordogne for families

Written by on September 4, 2019 in Aquitaine, Holidays & Things to do
Best things to do in Dordogne for families

Dordogne really does have something to please everyone. And, when it comes to families, there’s heaps to do for the kids too. Accommodation for families When taking kids on holiday, choosing the right accommodation right is a big part of a successful break. Chateau de Sadillac near Bergerac is the perfect holiday home for families […]

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How bank cards work in France

Written by on August 27, 2019 in Banks and Banking
How bank cards work in France

Did you know that French banks may restrict the amount of money you can spend on your card. It’s something that regularly catches people out when they’re new to France. We asked the experts at Credit Agricole Britline, the French bank that speaks English, how to avoid this problem and all about French cards… How […]

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The perfect gite in Dordogne

Written by on August 27, 2019 in Holidays & Things to do
The perfect gite in Dordogne

Vanessa Howard and partner William gave up their jobs, sold their home and vintage clothing shop in Suffolk, England and arrived in France in June 2017. They had over several previous trips, built up a wish list for their perfect home. They wanted a house that came with potential for a gite or two, a […]

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Guide to sailing holidays in France

Written by on August 19, 2019 in Active Holidays, Cruise holidays
Guide to sailing holidays in France

Take a tour of France that doesn’t involve a bus or multiple hotel room changes. Discover the most beautiful beaches of France and go sailing without millionaire prices. Have an adventure on your own, with friends or with family. A sailing holiday is a lot of fun and a great way to make new friends… […]

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What’s on in France in September

Written by on August 18, 2019 in Month By Month
What’s on in France in September

September in France is teeming with events, festivals and concerts as La Rentrée, the return to work, school and normality after the summer holidays. It’s a time of renewed energy and enthusiasm in France and you’ll find plenty going on to keep you entertained. We take a look at the major events in France September […]

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The best boutique French wines in the USA

Written by on August 11, 2019 in Wine and Drinks
The best boutique French wines in the USA

Nothing beats going to a French vineyard and enjoying a tasting, then taking home some delicious French wine to enjoy at leisure. But it’s not always possible to do that, especially if you’re in the US. Luckily for you, SomMailier wine club brings the very best boutique French wines direct to you. Delivered right to […]

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5 Best Ways to Learn French Online

Written by on August 9, 2019 in Courses, French Language, Learn French
5 Best Ways to Learn French Online

Learning French can be difficult for many people. In fact, the internet has plenty of ways to learn French online. We’ve done the research and created a list of the 5 best ways to learn French on the internet. While some of these learning styles are obvious, some of the ways you can learn French […]

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Property Guide to Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, Nouvelle Aquitaine

Written by on August 8, 2019 in Property in France
Property Guide to Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, Nouvelle Aquitaine

The rural department of Deux-Sèvres, in Poitou-Charentes (part of Nouvelle Aquitaine) has a landscape of charming small villages and towns, waterways and lush green countryside. The name of the department literally means ‘two Sevrès’ as the sources of both the Sèvre Nantaise and Sèvre Niortaise rivers can be found here. The capital of the department, […]

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The best tours of Dordogne

Written by on August 8, 2019 in Aquitaine, Tours in France
The best tours of Dordogne

The Dordogne Valley in south west France is special. It’s the sort of place that you go to once and always long to return. Luscious landscapes, rivers and forests, vineyards and orchards peppered with the prettiest of villages and historic towns like medieval Sarlat and lofty Rocamadour. There’s no better way to discover the very […]

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Spotlight on the Alpes-Maritime department | French Riviera

Written by on July 29, 2019 in Places to Go
Spotlight on the Alpes-Maritime department | French Riviera

The Alpes-Maritimes department is in the far south of France in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur bordering Italy and the Mediterranean Sea. Think long hot summers, year round temperate climate, the French Riviera and impossibly pretty villages and historic towns in the interior – this is an area that makes for a great holiday destination. What to […]

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