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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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Cruising along the Burgundy Canal

Written by on November 12, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Cruising along the Burgundy Canal

The Burgundy canal is one of the most attractive canals in France, winding its way through the heart of renowned vineyards, medieval towns, elegant chateaux, magnificent cathedrals, picturesque villages and wonderful local markets. David Powell spent a week on the luxury hotel barge L’Impressionniste cruising through Burgundy: Monday mornings don’t get much better than this. […]

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How to spend a day at Mont Saint Michel Normandy

Written by on November 2, 2017 in Guest Blogs
How to spend a day at Mont Saint Michel Normandy

Visited by more than 3 million people per year, Le Mont Saint-Michel is one of France’s top tourist attractions. And it’s not hard to see why when you consider its history and spectacular location. A brief history of Mont St Michel Mont St Michel’s origins can be traced back to 708 when the Bishop of […]

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The Gendarme of Saint Tropez and French cinema history

Written by on November 1, 2017 in Guest Blogs
The Gendarme of Saint Tropez and French cinema history

To most visitors, Saint Tropez is all about the picturesque harbourfront. Loved for its rich mix of mega boats, old and modern sailing yachts and traditional fishing boats flanked by bustling cafes and restaurants. There are fabulous outdoor terraces where one can sit and watch the world go by on their Harley Davidson motorbikes and […]

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Cycling in the Loire Valley

Written by on October 27, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Cycling in the Loire Valley

It began like this. “We should do another bike trip,” my husband said a year ago. “Mm hmm,” I replied. “Before we get too old,” he added. Too old? Surely, mid-sixties isn’t too old, I thought. I’m energetic, I exercise (not a fanatic, but once or twice a week), and I golf. Golf is exercise, isn’t […]

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Le Grau-D’Agde by the Sea in Languedoc-Roussillon

Written by on October 21, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Le Grau-D’Agde by the Sea in Languedoc-Roussillon

After my retirement in early 2016, France was on my radar; however, I longed for something a little off the beaten path. The Languedoc-Roussillon area of southern France fit this requirement perfectly. Agde is a beautiful little town between the Canal du Midi and the Mediterranean. Le Grau-D’Agde is located approximately 10 miles south of […]

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Reasons to love France No. 7 by Carol Drinkwater

Written by on October 10, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Reasons to love France No. 7 by Carol Drinkwater

We talk to Carol Drinkwater, the award winning actress and author of several bestsellers including the much loved Olive Series, about her love of France… Where was your first visit to France? It is hard to remember now. I think it must have been when I was about ten and travelled with my parents to […]

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Reasons to love France No. 6 | Culture

Written by on September 8, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Reasons to love France No. 6 | Culture

Author Antony Mason shares his reasons to love France and though there are many, the culture, Paris and Ile de Re have a special place in his heart… Where was your first visit to France? Paris, or Maisons-Lafitte to be more precise. I was born in the UK but christened in the Anglican Church of […]

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Hidden highways of France

Written by on September 7, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Hidden highways of France

It is often said that to really get to know a place you must get off the main roads and take the quiet detours instead. This is especially true of France, where the main roads are so very efficient at whisking you through whole regions, and where the detours are truly quiet and have many […]

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