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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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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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Spring and summer is the perfect time to visit the French Alps

Written by on March 20, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do, Rhône Alpes
Spring and summer is the perfect time to visit the French Alps

When the snow melts in the warm sun, the mountains of the French Alps turn from white to green and the pure air is full of the scent of meadow flowers. This is the perfect time to visit the region of Savoie, to enjoy outdoor activities, discover picturesque villages and to fall in love with […]

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Caverne du Pont d’Arc a museum of ancient art in France

Written by on March 17, 2017 in Rhône Alpes
Caverne du Pont d’Arc a museum of ancient art in France

The Cave of Forgotten Dreams – When the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux were discovered in 1940, they created a sensation. Over the decades, thousands flocked to see the famous pot-bellied horses – so many, in fact, that the paintings started to deteriorate. Eventually the French government created an imitation cave – Lascaux II – […]

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Top 10 free things to do in Lyon

Written by on February 6, 2017 in Rhône Alpes
Top 10 free things to do in Lyon

Lyon is the third biggest city in France. This is a city with a rich history, authentic feel, and the best French food plus the friendliest people. Experience real France in Lyon – not in Paris, not in Nice, not in Cannes…but in Lyon (where I live)! And what is more important, you can do it […]

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Fabulous Chalet Rental in Paradiski French Alps

Written by on January 23, 2017 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
Fabulous Chalet Rental in Paradiski French Alps

‘You want us to be guinea pigs?’ I said. ‘Yes,’ said Kat and Stuart Pagram, young newly-weds, recently moved to France from the United Kingdom. ‘We need you to test our new chalet – the food, beds, bathroom, hot tub and sauna.’ Well, who could say no to an offer like that? So I drove […]

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Driving the Col du Mont-Cenis in the French Alps

Written by on September 21, 2016 in Driving in France, Rhône Alpes
Driving the Col du Mont-Cenis in the French Alps

If you’re into scenic routes, Mont-Cenis pass in Savoie should definitely be on your list. It’s one of the highest mountain passes of the Alps and it’s practically a line between the Cottian and Graian Alps. If you’re traveling to or from Italy, ditch the Frejus tunnel and go this way instead – you won’t […]

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5 officially best places to visit in France

5 officially best places to visit in France

Ask any Frenchman or woman about going on holiday and you’ll find that an astonishingly large number of them will tell you they stay in France. It’s estimated that more than 60% of all French people don’t leave France for their holidays despite the proximity to neighbouring European countries. The reason for the happiness to […]

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Saint-Etienne City Guide

Written by on May 11, 2016 in Rhône Alpes
Saint-Etienne City Guide

Saint-Etienne may not be well known outside of France but to the French it is the home of the football team Les Verts (The Greens) who have their own museum in the town. It’s a former coal mining town and as such Saint-Etienne has gone through a period of reinvention and is emerging as an […]

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Lyon City Guide

Written by on May 3, 2016 in Rhône Alpes
Lyon City Guide

  Lyon is classy, elegant and gastronomically awesome, it’s also huge fun. There are several museums, Roman ruins, quirky shops, incredible architecture including the preserved streets of the old silk quarter and it’s a town with more restaurants than you can shake a stick at! Lyon City Guide Best way to find your bearings: Take […]

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