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Expert Property Guide to Haute-Garonne

Written by on August 17, 2020 in Property in France
Expert Property Guide to Haute-Garonne

The department of Haute-Garonne is in the Occitanie (formerly Midi-Pyrenées) region of south-west France. Named after the Garonne River, its prefecture and main city is Toulouse, the fourth largest in France. Haute-Garonne borders Spain. It’s a land of grandiose landscapes, vineyards and valleys. There are mountains, rivers and forests and wonderful hiking and cycling trails […]

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Recipe for French Cheese Soufflé

Written by on August 9, 2020 in Gastronomy, Main Courses
Recipe for French Cheese Soufflé

Le Soufflé is considered a culinary masterpiece in France. The word soufflé comes from souffler – to breathe or to puff, and this dish takes puffing to an art form! The first time the recipe for a cheese soufflé was recorded was 1742 in Le Cuisine Modern by Vincent La Chapelle (modern for those times […]

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Expert Property Guide to Niort and surrounding area

Written by on July 28, 2020 in Property in France
Expert Property Guide to Niort and surrounding area

Niort is the capital city of Deux Sèvres in the department of Poitou-Charentes, now renamed Nouvelle Aquitaine, south west France. This small city is home to a maze of twisting narrow streets lined with elegant Renaissance town houses. Remains of a 12th century fortress are now the municipal museum, and weekly markets bring visitors for […]

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Join the best tour of the French Riviera – ever

Written by on July 23, 2020 in Tours in France
Join the best tour of the French Riviera – ever

We’re known for telling you about the very best tours of France. But every now and again, something super special comes up. The Girls Guide to Paris Tour of the French Riviera, following in the footsteps of F Scott Fitzgerald, is nothing short of dazzling…. French Riviera Tour in the footsteps of F Scott Fitzgerald […]

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Where to live in the French Riviera of the north

Written by on July 23, 2020 in Property in France
Where to live in the French Riviera of the north

Fabulous beaches, an historic past and chic towns. If you’re looking to live in France and work in the UK – welcome to the French Riviera of the north… The French Riviera, or Côte d’Azur, is world famous for good reason. But there’s another Riviera in France that is far easier to reach for both […]

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Everything you need to know about French Mortgages

Written by on July 15, 2020 in Banks and Banking, Financial
Everything you need to know about French Mortgages

An estimated 84,000 UK nationals moved across the Channel in 2019 –  a 10 year high. Traditionally most home buyers were retired or looking to purchase second homes, but France is an increasingly attractive option for young families and people in their 40’s and 50’s. Affordable property, beautiful countryside and coastline, great food, wine and […]

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Essential tips for moving to France

Written by on July 15, 2020 in Financial, Living in France
Essential tips for moving to France

You find your dream home in France, you can’t wait to move there and start living the good life but there are a few things you need to do first. You’ll need to fill in paperwork and notify authorities in the UK and France, sort out healthcare, maybe inheritance planning, savings, tax and whole host […]

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Gorgeous French gift box for lovers of French style

Written by on July 15, 2020 in French Style
Gorgeous French gift box for lovers of French style

If you love gorgeous French style and exquisite French things, from stunning scented candles to homeware, authentic flea market finds, art, stationery and accessories. Then you’re going to love this globally available, lovely French gift box: My Beautiful French Collection Box. My Beautiful French Collection Box My Beautiful French Collection Box is curated by Annette […]

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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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