Regions of France

Living the good life | Expats in Lyon

Written by on June 25, 2017 in Expats in France, Rhône Alpes
Living the good life | Expats in Lyon

Jon Chinn from Birkenhead in England fell in love with the French way of life when he studied French in Amiens, Picardy, north of Paris whilst at University. We talk to Jon about what life is like for expats in Lyon and why it’s a great place to live… What inspired you to move to […]

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Reims Champagne – what to see and do in the bubbly city

Written by on June 21, 2017 in Champagne-Ardenne, Wine and Drinks
Reims Champagne – what to see and do in the bubbly city

Reims, the capital of Champagne, is the sort of city where you can indulge yourself, it’s small enough to walk everywhere, big enough to offer something to suit just about everyone. And, of course, its a place where the bubbles pop! Stellar Cellars in Reims You can’t go to Reims and not visit a Champagne […]

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The famous nougat of Montelimar France

Written by on June 21, 2017 in Desserts, Gastronomy, Rhône Alpes
The famous nougat of Montelimar France

A sticky encounter in Montélimar Montélimar. It’s a name that just rolls off the tongue with a rhythm of its own and it happens to be home to a sweet little secret. You’ll find the town about half an hour south of Valence in the Drôme, part of the Rhônes Alpes region, well on the […]

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Family road tour in the south of France by camper van

Family road tour in the south of France by camper van

There’s nothing quite like being able to go where you want, when you want in the south of France. With a campervan that’s perfect for a family trip, you can have some awesome adventures. We talk to Andrew Cook at Cookies Campers who hire out campervans in the south of France about how to make […]

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Bastille Day Antiques Market in Montreuil-sur-Mer Hauts de France

Written by on June 20, 2017 in Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
Bastille Day Antiques Market in Montreuil-sur-Mer Hauts de France

If you happen to be in the little town of Montreuil-sur-Mer on July 14, the major French public holiday of Bastille Day, you’re in for a treat. Every year on this day, the town stages a spectacular antiques market that spreads across the whole upper town centre. Montreuil-sur-Mer is a very handsome French town that has become […]

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Clos MontmatreThe Secret Vineyard of Paris

Written by on June 19, 2017 in Guest Blogs, Paris, Romantic
Clos MontmatreThe Secret Vineyard of Paris

It was the Romans who established vineyards in Paris more than a thousand years ago. Maybe it was the starting point for the vibrant French wine industry and culture that we know and love today. A Vineyard in Paris The earliest vineyards declined gradually as urban development progressed in Paris. The last of these Roman plantations […]

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Take the tram to Mont Blanc for a thrilling ride in the French Alps

Written by on June 15, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées
Take the tram to Mont Blanc for a thrilling ride in the French Alps

Like any ski resort, come spring, summer or winter, there are activities a plenty for you to choose from in Saint Gervais (in the Chamonix Valley). Quite apart from the skiing and walking, you could opt for mountaineering, ice skating, paragliding or swimming. But if you want a slightly more effortless kind of adventure, why […]

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Leonardo da Vinci and the French Connection

Written by on June 14, 2017 in Pays de la Loire
Leonardo da Vinci and the French Connection

Just how did it come about that Leonardo da Vinci, giant of the Italian Renaissance, ended his days in Amboise, France? The short answer is that he had no option. Unwell, nearing the end of his life, Leonardo was down on his luck in Rome. Homeless and jobless he was living on handouts from friends. Proud, over […]

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Jardin des Plantes Paris

Written by on June 10, 2017 in Guest Blogs, Paris
Jardin des Plantes Paris

A morning walk in spring in Paris is an inspiring event. I started at a café where I struck up quite a long conversation with a Frenchman I had never met before over a coffee and a croissant near the Place du Bastille. Beside the café stood the great monument to the Bastille, the prison […]

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Spectacular cycling holidays in France in the Tarn

Spectacular cycling holidays in France in the Tarn

La belle France – birthplace of the world’s most famous cycling race. France is renowned for its cycling terrain be it Alpine peaks, Pyrennean passes, river roads or canal towpaths. It’s the country of choice for any cyclist worth their salt and one Occitanie based cycling holiday company hopes to introduce an undiscovered region to […]

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