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The Lost Girl by Carol Drinkwater

Written by on June 23, 2017 in Book Reviews And Interviews
The Lost Girl by Carol Drinkwater

We talk to actress and author Carol Drinkwater about her book THE LOST GIRL (June 2017)… I am frequently asked where the inspiration for one of my books came from. The answer is that it is very difficult to pin down that unattainable breath of something, that whispered thought that grabs you and begins to […]

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Going to the Tour de France

Written by on June 23, 2017 in Culture & Language, Tours in France
Going to the Tour de France

Have you ever flipped through the channels in July and come across the Tour de France?  Do you wonder where all those crazy people came from, how did they get alongside the road waving their flags? Why do they wear such outlandish outfits or nothing at all! My husband and I enjoy France, we spent […]

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Go green at le Cabaret Vert in Charleville-Mezieres France

Written by on June 21, 2017 in French Music
Go green at le Cabaret Vert in Charleville-Mezieres France

Le Cabaret Vert is famous across France for its surprising and varied line-up of musical talent including internationally huge bands. It’s also popular for the way in which it mixes some top international acts with plenty of local food and beer. Eco-friendly and eclectic It’s one of the most eco-friendly and highly eclectic music festivals […]

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How Victor Hugo Inspired Batman’s foe the Joker

Written by on June 11, 2017 in Culture & Language, Guest Blogs
How Victor Hugo Inspired Batman’s foe the Joker

When you think of French writer, Victor Hugo, you probably think of his classic works, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris) or Les Miserable. You probably wouldn’t associate him with the Joker, that mad supervillain with the maniacal laugh who is Batman’s adversary. The Book However, it seems that Victor Hugo might […]

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The Cathedral Labyrinths of France

Written by on June 9, 2017 in Culture & Language, Guest Blogs
The Cathedral Labyrinths of France

Step into the great Gothic cathedral of Chartres and you literally step on to a mystery. Set into the paving stones of the nave floor is an extraordinary black and white design contained within a circle. Unfortunately, it is often covered with chairs so you can only see parts of it and not get an […]

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Uncorked by Paul Shore

Written by on May 29, 2017 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Uncorked by Paul Shore

Sometimes little twists of fate can evolve into tornadoes, changing us both as a person as well as our perspective on life… In his early thirties, Canadian Paul Shore’s technological work took him on a short business trip to the south of France. The experience rekindled his love for this amazing country. So, when the opportunity […]

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A Day With Claude Monet In Giverny

A Day With Claude Monet In Giverny

“His intellect never flags, he is eager to see and express everything. For Monet, there are too many subjects – there is beauty in everything that exists. All of it should be painted. Life is too short to try and set limits on its variety of sights and infinity of sensations.” Gustave Geoffrey, 1922 A […]

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Paris Chanson Radio station Great French Music

Written by on May 5, 2017 in Culture & Language
Paris Chanson Radio station Great French Music

Radio Paris Chanson plays the most beautiful French songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s every day, “the golden age of music” says presenter Olivier Jauffrit. We love Paris Chanson not just for the great sounds but because listening to this show is also a great way to immerse yourself into the French culture. Especially the […]

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A Château for Sale by Carrie Parker

Written by on May 1, 2017 in Book Reviews And Interviews
A Château for Sale by Carrie Parker

A Château for Sale by Carrie Parker: This really exciting romantic thriller is set between beautiful rural Kent and the majestic Château de St Geniès-Lafontaine in the south of France, and I found it compelling reading. The key characters are the gentle Kate, and her husband Alastair, who live in a lovely cottage in Kent which they have […]

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The Artists of Montmartre Paris

Written by on April 24, 2017 in Art and Artists, Arty, Paris
The Artists of Montmartre Paris

Have you ever wondered why artists congregate in Montmartre, the lively hill top village of Paris? They’re there  to draw the visitors who flock to this oh-so pretty part of the city of light but why here, in this particular spot? Around 300 painters are officially licensed to work the area and there’s a 10 […]

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