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Life in a farmhouse in the Auvergne, France

Written by on October 21, 2020 in Guest Blogs
Life in a farmhouse in the Auvergne, France

Our farmhouse, La Creuserie, lies almost exactly in the centre of France, in what is known as the Bourbonnais. It’s an historic area in the department of Allier in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. It had been a small farm for beef cattle, was tenanted for 165 years and passed out of farming in 2003. It then consisted of […]

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Visiting Paris with a teen

Written by on October 19, 2020 in Guest Blogs
Visiting Paris with a teen

Although I live in America, I’m a hardcore Francophile. I listen to French podcasts, sip French wine, and have seen every episode of House Hunters International that’s set in France like a dozen times. And while there are many things to love about my native land such as the great customer service and ample freezer […]

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Freewheeling gastronomic adventure in Montreuil-sur-Mer

Written by on September 27, 2020 in Guest Blogs
Freewheeling gastronomic adventure in Montreuil-sur-Mer

Sarah Daly hops on an electric bike and works up an appetite for a dining experience with a difference. As a resident of Montreuil-sur-Mer in Pas de Calais, I am a regular visitor to Le Touquet, just 10 miles away on the Opal coast. I love its bustling atmosphere, clean sandy beach, colourful beach huts […]

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Paris lover’s guide to the city…

Written by on September 16, 2020 in Guest Blogs
Paris lover’s guide to the city…

We talk to chef and author Lisa Baker Morgan who splits her life between Los Angeles and Paris. As a Paris local with a love of food, culture and history, she shares some of her top tips for visitors the the city of light… What draws you to Paris – the things that make you […]

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Walks in the French Riviera

Written by on September 15, 2020 in Guest Blogs
Walks in the French Riviera

Visitors to the French Riviera between Nice and the Italian border can experience many heavenly hikes. Signposted walks take you alongside the glorious blue Mediterranean sea, past some of the richest real estate in the world and through gorgeous villages. Australian Susan McDonald has enjoyed many walks in the South of France and shares some […]

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10 Fun Quotes About France

Written by on September 15, 2020 in Guest Blogs
10 Fun Quotes About France

Some quotes from France are beyond famous. King Louis XIV saying “I am the state” or Napoleon’s “An army travels on its stomach” are known around the world. And, if you love quotes, you’ll enjoy these fun France sayings from around the world… “How can you govern a country that has 246 varieties of cheese?”—Charles […]

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Visiting Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera

Written by on August 25, 2020 in Guest Blogs
Visiting Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera

Located between the bustling city of Nice and the uber-opulence of Monaco, Villefranche-sur-Mer is a little corner of paradise. Pretty as a picture, in this ancient village visitors can experience history, culture and the glorious Mediterranean. Susan Macdonald from Australia says it’s the perfect place for a holiday when you’re travelling solo. Vive Villefranche Fashion […]

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When do the French take their summer holiday?

Written by on July 26, 2020 in Guest Blogs
When do the French take their summer holiday?

The prime summer vacation months in France are July and August, when school is out and the weather is beautiful. Which raises a question: when should a French person go on vacation? The french even have nicknames for those who take a holiday in the summer! Traditionally, most people went in August, when factories closed […]

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Le Manoir de Paris | The Paris House of Horrors

Written by on June 18, 2020 in Guest Blogs
Le Manoir de Paris | The Paris House of Horrors

At No. 18, Rue de Paridis, close to the Gare de L’Est is a house of horrors that’s popular with Parisians and visitors alike. Le Manoir de Paris is a theatrical show that’s very unusual. If you want a very different sort of Paris experience from the classic Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre type […]

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The mysterious French Beast of Gévaudan

Written by on April 20, 2020 in Guest Blogs
The mysterious French Beast of Gévaudan

History is full of horrible monsters. The Cyclops terrified the ancient Greeks, the Abominable Snowman haunts the Himalayas, and Godzilla stomps on Tokyo from time to time. The French have their own terrible creature and—unlike the others—this one was real. The mysterious Beast of Gévaudan ravaged the French countryside in the 18th century, killing so many […]

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