Culture & Language

The best feel good films about France

Written by on March 25, 2020 in Culture & Language
The best feel good films about France

When I posted on The Good Life France Facebook page about five of my favourite French films  I asked my friends – what’s your favourite film set in France, about France or French? Little did I know that a whole host of fabulous recommendations would be shared. Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of recommendations to […]

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French immersion holiday Dordogne

Written by on December 23, 2019 in Aquitaine, Learn French, Tours in France
French immersion holiday Dordogne

It’s hard to think of anywhere more enchanting than the Dordogne. Around every corner is something that takes your breath away – stunning landscapes, magical chateaux and historic villages. A discovery tour of this part of France is authentic, cultural and downright delicious – it’s famous for its wonderful gastronomy. Take a tour combined with […]

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Winter in the City of Light by Sue Harper

Written by on December 13, 2019 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Winter in the City of Light by Sue Harper

After years having a successful career in Canada, retirement ought to have been something the author, Sue Harper should have looked forward to. However, work-life has structure and purpose; what would life be like without it? Sue’s partner Bonnie, an artist who retired 6 month earlier, was happily enjoying the opportunities this stage in her […]

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Review of Le Glitch by Philip Ogley

Written by on November 20, 2019 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Review of Le Glitch by Philip Ogley

I have got to start this review by saying that if you are looking for a book about ‘real’ French life, told from an unusual angle, and which will have you laughing your socks off, then this is the book for you! I also have to add that it was so good that most of […]

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Best online shop for French & Provence tablecloths

Written by on October 14, 2019 in French Style
Best online shop for French & Provence tablecloths

The south of France is defined by its colour. Azure blue skies, the deep purple of lavender fields, olive orchards, bright yellow sunflowers and lemons. Ruby red poppy fields, the turquoise Mediterranean and wine dark grapes in the vineyards. Everywhere you go, the colours of Provence and southern France are captured in a keepsake – […]

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France at a glance | The regions of France

Written by on September 5, 2019 in Culture & Language
France at a glance | The regions of France

France is the most visited country in the world with a whopping 90 million people coming to discover its charms in 2018. It’s no wonder l’Hexagone as France is nicknamed by the French (due to its shape) is so popular: with a diverse landscape which includes mountains, glorious countryside, beautiful beaches, vineyards, historic cities and […]

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5 Best Ways to Learn French Online

Written by on August 9, 2019 in Courses, French Language, Learn French
5 Best Ways to Learn French Online

Learning French can be difficult for many people. In fact, the internet has plenty of ways to learn French online. We’ve done the research and created a list of the 5 best ways to learn French on the internet. While some of these learning styles are obvious, some of the ways you can learn French […]

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Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table by Carole Bumpus

Written by on August 6, 2019 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table by Carole Bumpus

Part culinary memoir and part travelogue, Carole Bumpus gathered this compilation of intimate interviews, conversations, stories, and traditional family recipes in the kitchens of French families as she travelled throughout France. Reading Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table you’ll join her as she explores Champagne caves/wineries and historic cathedrals, local farmers’ markets, […]

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History of the French Flag

Written by on July 19, 2019 in French Icons
History of the French Flag

The French call their flag Le drapeau tricolore. English speakers know it as the French Tricolore. It’s one of the most iconic flags in European history. But how did it come to be? The evolution of the French Flag The flag of France before the French Revolution featured the fleur-de-lis on a blue background. The […]

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Are we french yet by Keith Van Sickle

Written by on May 21, 2019 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Are we french yet by Keith Van Sickle

A series of of short vignettes details the lives of Keith and Val, a couple of Americans living a double life. Half the year they’re in Silicon Valley, California and the other half they spend in St Remy de Provence, France. After several years of to-ing and fro-ing, learning French, making friends and really digging […]

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