French Style

How To Add Vintage French Rustic Style To Your Home

Written by on March 21, 2016 in French Style
How To Add Vintage French Rustic Style To Your Home

Françoise and Philippe Fleuriet have a passion for vintage French interiors that runs deep within the fabric of their home. Their vintage style bed and breakfast is tucked away in the Charente region of France, just a short drive from the town of Cognac where the amber tipple has made this sleepy area famous worldwide. […]

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12 Fascinating Facts about The Eiffel Tower Paris

Written by on January 30, 2016 in French Style, Paris
12 Fascinating Facts about The Eiffel Tower Paris

When the Eiffel Tower was being designed by Monsieur Gustave Eiffel, he can have had no idea how his creation would becoming a global and much loved icon. Feast your eyes on these gorgeous photos of the “Iron Lady” while you read these 12 quite incredible facts about the Eiffel Tower… 1. The Tower was […]

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The last beret maker France

Written by on June 28, 2015 in French Icons, French Style, Midi-Pyrénées
The last beret maker France

The iconic beret of France was born from the land, not from industry. It is part of the heritage and local savoir-faire…. You will probably think this is very cliché, but if I ask you to picture a typical French man, he is very likely to be sitting on his old bicyclette, a baguette under […]

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Get the French look: designer fashion tips

Written by on May 1, 2015 in French Style
Get the French look: designer fashion tips

The French have long been known for being on the cutting edge of the fashion world. Emulating their classic style is achievable even for those on a strict budget. Here are some tips for giving your wardrobe a French makeover. Make your style fit you While French women may use some trends in their wardrobe, […]

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Paris Insider Address Book | Buly 1803

Written by on April 13, 2015 in French Style, Funky, Paris
Paris Insider Address Book | Buly 1803

Buly 1803 is located at the end of rue Bonaparte in a store that you might pass if you weren’t looking for it or if you weren’t keeping your eyes peeled. It is located in an old pharmacy and the owners were smart enough to keep most of the interior intact with dark cabinets and […]

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The Beer Festival and Le Madison Dance in France

Written by on March 20, 2015 in French Style, My French Life
The Beer Festival and Le Madison Dance in France

I recently told you I was off to a beer festival with an Austrian oompah band (if you missed my newsletter about it you can read it here). I’ve never been to a French beer festival before so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect – by the way they called it a soirée Bavaroise.  […]

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French People Don’t Hug

Written by on March 17, 2015 in French Style, Guest Blogs
French People Don’t Hug

If you plop yourself down on a park bench in the U.S. and watch people come and go, you’ll undoubtedly see people of all ages meet and greet each other with a hug. Some are just friendly, quick hugs and others are more loving and romantic. Sometimes a hug is accompanied by a pat on […]

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Friendship, Brotherhood, Solidarity Fete des Classes

Written by on February 21, 2015 in French Style
Friendship, Brotherhood, Solidarity Fete des Classes

Author Liza Perrat uncovers an historic and very eccentric brotherhood in France when a man in a pixie hat arrived at the doorstep of her home near Lyon in the south of France… I blinked into the early sun, at the stranger standing on my doorstep. A pointed, green hat with a precarious feather flattened […]

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The quirky side of the Moulin Rouge in Paris

Written by on January 27, 2015 in French Style
The quirky side of the Moulin Rouge in Paris

At the height of the Belle Epoque, the cafés, cabarets and theatres of Paris were famously filled with music and dancing. The city was the capital of pleasure in Europe and nowhere represented it better than the Moulin Rouge. Toulouse Lautrec, Mistinguett, Sarah Bernhardt, can-can dancers – they are remembered to this day but there […]

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History of Father Christmas in France

Written by on December 15, 2014 in French Style
History of Father Christmas in France

The history of the jolly gift bearing old man of Christmas dates back centuries but he is a relatively late addition to the festive scene in France. Margo Lestz looks at how Pere Noel, Father Christmas, came to have his own department in the post office in France and become one of the most popular […]

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