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How to fake speaking French in just one minute

Written by on February 15, 2018 in Guest Blogs
How to fake speaking French in just one minute

This might be just the thing for those of us who want to fake French with zero effort, well except for watching a 60 second video. Oliver Gee, an Australian journalist in Paris who runs a podcast called The Earful Tower shares his top tips for how to fake French and fool everyone (maybe)… Here’s […]

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Give us this day our daily bread in France | Les Porteuses de Pain

Written by on February 6, 2018 in Guest Blogs
Give us this day our daily bread in France | Les Porteuses de Pain

If you like bread, then when you’re in France you probably stop by the boulangerie every day to buy a baguette, croissant, or one of the other tempting treats that you will find inside. But if you were a bourgeois, or wealthy, family in the nineteenth or early twentieth century and lived in a town, […]

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A Pilgrimage To The Somme For British Family

Written by on December 18, 2017 in Guest Blogs
A Pilgrimage To The Somme For British Family

Some 20 years ago, after their mother died, brothers Roger and Doug Goodman from England, gained possession of 72 letters written in 1916 from the trenches of WW1 by their uncle Alec Reader to his mother – their grandmother. He was killed, aged 17, during the Battle for High Wood on The Somme.  He had […]

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Le Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval a French castle made from pebbles

Written by on December 17, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Le Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval a French castle made from pebbles

Having visited many of the most loved and stunning French attractions over the years, my husband and I are always on the lookout for undiscovered, out of the way places, depending on our route.  By renting a car, navigating small roads and having a flexible itinerary, we allow for an easier access to unknown places. […]

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Make the most of the Alsace Wine Route

Written by on December 14, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Make the most of the Alsace Wine Route

The Alsace Wine Route The region of Alsace, in the northeast of France, has a reputation to uphold. It’s funny how you never tend to spend much time traveling in your own region, so as a resident of Alsace, I decided to spend a day exploring the Alsace Wine Route. Among the French community, this […]

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Father Christmas’ mean French assistant!

Written by on December 14, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Father Christmas’ mean French assistant!

I hope you were all more nice than naughty this year and that you will receive lots of lovely holiday gifts. Handing out presents to good little girls and boys is what Saint Nicholas does best, but what about those kiddies who couldn’t quite manage to be good? Misbehaving children in Europe have to be […]

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A Different View of Paris from river boats on the Seine

Written by on December 14, 2017 in Guest Blogs
A Different View of Paris from river boats on the Seine

When you take a river boat tour in Paris you find yourself looking up at buildings rather than directly at them. My boat tour took me between the French Statue of Liberty in the west to  the Jardin des Plantes in the east. There were nine stopping off points with landing stages during a complete […]

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Reasons to love France | Paris is always a good idea

Written by on December 13, 2017 in Guest Blogs, Paris
Reasons to love France | Paris is always a good idea

Paris is always a good idea says author Mark Pryor as he shares his reasons to love Paris… Mark’s best selling Hugo Marston mystery sellers are set in Paris including The Bookseller, The Sorbonne Affair and The Paris Librarian. Why Paris is always a good idea True story: a year ago I ran into my […]

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Falling in love with the Dordogne in France

Written by on November 19, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Falling in love with the Dordogne in France

Marty and Eileen Neumeier from California reveal how they fell in love with a house and life in the Dordogne even though they lived thousands of miles away. They and their daughter Sara say it’s worth every minutes of the effort to get there each year and they’ve even written a book about it! If […]

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Spending a day in Paris: boats, books and baking

Written by on November 17, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Spending a day in Paris: boats, books and baking

The anticipation of warm, thick, hot chocolate in little expresso sized cups was alluring. Indulgent pastries and a huge array of chocolate and candy to choose, persuaded me to rise from my slumberous bed and cross the river Seine to the South Bank with my friend. I wanted a spirit of Paris without all the […]

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