Tomates à la Provençale | Provencal Tomatoes recipe

22 Apr

The perfect side dish for a barbecue, these roasted tomatoes from Provence call for a glass of chilled rosé and some delicious grilled meat or fish. They also use herbs that are classic in southern France, and often called herbes de Provence in France. Prep time: 5 minutes • Cook time: 20 minutes • Serves 4 […]

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Reliability and careful selection combine with “the French touch” at Villas du Monde

20 Apr

Established in 1999 Villas du Monde started out on a mission to become the leading villa holiday agency in France from its office in Paris which was surrounded by numerous foreign embassies a short walk from the place de la Concorde. Given its strategic location and well-presented brochure it was not surprising that many well […]

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American craft beer finds favour in Paris

19 Apr

An elegant interior of marble fireplaces, ceiling high, gilt-edged mirrors, crystal chandeliers and ornate furniture formed an unlikely backdrop for a beer and food matching dinner with a twist.  This was no ordinary setting and no ordinary dinner!  The Brewers Association, a not-for-proft trade body representing small and independent American craft brewers, was the guest […]

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La Couronne | the restaurant in Rouen, Normandy that inspired Julia Child

18 Apr

The Norman city of Rouen is brimming with historical gems. Located just a 90-mile drive northwest of Paris, Rouen is perhaps best known for its 4th-century Gothic cathedral that so inspired Impressionist painter Claude Monet. In addition to its architecture, Rouen has a reputation as a great center for the literary arts. Authors Gustave Flaubert […]

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Summer fun in Samoens – like a giant playground

18 Apr

Samoens is a charming village in the Haute-Savoie region of France. Not just perfect for skiing and snow fun in the winter, in the summer it’s just like living in a large playground. There is so much to do, the only problem is deciding which activities to pick. Luckily  ZigZag Samoëns’ outdoor adventure specialists based right […]

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Paris in Photos | 10 views of the world’s favourite city

10 Apr

Paris is the most visited Tourist destination in the world, it’s probably the most photographed too! We never tire of seeing pictures of the beautiful city of light. These photos of Paris are by photographer John Woods from Madison, Wisconsin, US. He and wife Nancy say any time is good to take a photo in […]

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Recipe for Tarte aux fraises – Strawberry and cream pie

8 Apr

Cecile de la Rue, author of Voila! A French Cookbook shares her absolutely scrumptious strawberry and cream pie recipe. It’s very easy to make and very more-ish! Cecile says “Fresh strawberries over whipped cream and the best crust ever. I love making this dessert on the spot, right before serving it—just prepare the crust, whip […]

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5 Great Spring-time activities in Samoëns, Haute Savoie

18 Mar

The alpine village of Samoëns is just an easy 1-hour drive from Geneva international airport but if feels as if it is 100’s of miles away from the real world. When you’re there you’ll feel like you’re living in a beautiful Alpine bubble where the daily stresses of life are easily forgotten. Spring in the […]

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