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Avignon Provence, a gorgeous chateau, moving to Paris and more newsletter from France

Written by on August 13, 2017 in Weekly round up
Avignon Provence, a gorgeous chateau, moving to Paris and more newsletter from France

Hope your week was good and you’re having better weekend weather than me! We’ve had rain and thunder and lightning this week and it’s not feeling much like summer I can tell you. But, the garden is full of jewel like colours – and all the beautiful flowers and leaves are just too tempting to […]

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French Berets, yummy recipes, a saffron farming countess & news from France

Written by on August 8, 2017 in Weekly round up
French Berets, yummy recipes, a saffron farming countess & news from France

Chez moi, we’re about to hit renovation mode and move on with a job that I’ve been longing to do – shutters! When we bought this old farm house it had rattling old windows which whilst pretty, did nothing to keep the cold wind out in the winter. They had to be replaced – all […]

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Brilliant B&Bs and top towns to visit in France

Written by on August 5, 2017 in Weekly round up
Brilliant B&Bs and top towns to visit in France

I’ve been looking at houses in France, I can’t help it! I love my little farmhouse but, there are so many gorgeous properties on the market to tempt me. And some of you too it seems! I’ve had lots of emails from people asking for help not quite knowing where to start looking in their […]

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Creme Brulee Day, fabulous French towns and loads more

Written by on August 5, 2017 in Weekly round up
Creme Brulee Day, fabulous French towns and loads more

This week I found a duckling that had been abandoned, it was prematurely born with hardly any feathers and couldn’t walk as it had very weak legs. You know what a sucker I am for an animal so I took it home and held it for hours, I didn’t think it would make it but […]

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Walking on the high side in France

Written by on August 5, 2017 in Weekly round up
Walking on the high side in France

I learned a new French expression recently: Tenir le haut du pavé. It means to succeed in life but its literal translation is to walk on the high side of the pavement. What’s that all about I thought to myself. Well the saying dates back to the middle ages. In French towns, waste water (and […]

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Gaspard de Besse The Robin Hood of Provence 

Written by on August 3, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Gaspard de Besse The Robin Hood of Provence 

Gaspard de Besse robbed from the rich (who detested him) and gave to the poor (who adored him). Often compared to the British Robin Hood but whilst the latter’s roots are shrouded in mystery, there’s no doubt about the identity of the famous French outlaw. Gaspard de Besse Gaspard Bouis, later known as Gaspard de […]

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The Expat Good Life in Nontron Dordogne

Written by on July 25, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
The Expat Good Life in Nontron Dordogne

When Linda Chamberlin from the UK met up with someone she met on a school exchange trip 22 years on, she little knew how much it would change her life. Living the good life in Nontron Linda Chamberlin left her home in a small fishing village in Cornwall, England, to move to France in 2010 […]

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The expat good life in Mayenne Pays de la Loire

Written by on July 25, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
The expat good life in Mayenne Pays de la Loire

Mayenne in the Pays de la Loire is the ideal place for a gîte business say expat Brits Zara Bampton and Simon King… Running a gite in Mayenne When Zara Bampton and Simon King reached their mid-50’s they decided to it was time to follow their dreams and move to France. Simon had worked in […]

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How to buy affordable property Cote d’Azur France

How to buy affordable property Cote d’Azur France

Many of us think of the Cote d’Azur as a place of dreams that we’ll never be able to afford. It’s where the millionaires go – but we don’t all have millions. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. We talked to local agent Tim Clark about property in the area and discovered that […]

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The Cross Of Lorraine Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises Champagne-Ardenne

Written by on July 23, 2017 in Guest Blogs
The Cross Of Lorraine Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises Champagne-Ardenne

The Cross of Lorraine and Charles de Gaulle Memorial, Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne. In the little town of Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises in Champagne-Ardenne you will find an incredible monument, the Cross of Lorraine, and an exhibition centre dedicated to General de Gaulle and the main historical events that marked his life. De Gaulle was born in Lille in 1890 […]

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