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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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Best online shop for French & Provence tablecloths

Written by on October 14, 2019 in French Style
Best online shop for French & Provence tablecloths

The south of France is defined by its colour. Azure blue skies, the deep purple of lavender fields, olive orchards, bright yellow sunflowers and lemons. Ruby red poppy fields, the turquoise Mediterranean and wine dark grapes in the vineyards. Everywhere you go, the colours of Provence and southern France are captured in a keepsake – […]

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South of France and Lavender tour of Provence

Written by on October 13, 2019 in Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
South of France and Lavender tour of Provence

A nine-day tour of the south of France in July taking in the lavender fields of Provence which are at their blooming best… Medieval villages, magnificent castles, cafés with tables and chairs spilling out onto cobbled streets and little squares. Narrow streets lined with pastel coloured houses, shops and galleries. Gastronomic good, wonderful wines and […]

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Expert Property Guide to Maine-et-Loire

Written by on October 1, 2019 in Property in France
Expert Property Guide to Maine-et-Loire

The department of Maine-et-Loire is in the Pays-de-la-Loire region, also known as Anjou, its historic name. Located at the crossroads of Brittany, Centre, Aquitaine and Normandy in western France it’s a land of castles and vineyards, historic towns and pretty hamlets. We talk to local estate agent Darren Briers about why Maine-et-Loire is a great […]

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Where to spend Christmas in France

Written by on September 27, 2019 in Holidays & Things to do
Where to spend Christmas in France

Swap the last minute shopping frenzy, the crowds, traffic and stress – and plan a relaxing break with family and friends in France. Whether it’s a chance to ski in the snow covered alps, a bit of winter sunshine in the south or the fabulous Christmas markets of the north – there’s something to please […]

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