This might be just the thing for those of us who want to fake French with zero effort, well except for watching a 60 second video. Oliver Gee, an Australian journalist in Paris who runs a podcast called The Earful Tower shares his top tips for how to fake French and fool everyone (maybe)… Here’s […]
If you like bread, then when you’re in France you probably stop by the boulangerie every day to buy a baguette, croissant, or one of the other tempting treats that you will find inside. But if you were a bourgeois, or wealthy, family in the nineteenth or early twentieth century and lived in a town, […]
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Marty and Eileen Neumeier from California reveal how they fell in love with a house and life in the Dordogne even though they lived thousands of miles away. They and their daughter Sara say it’s worth every minutes of the effort to get there each year and they’ve even written a book about it! If […]
The anticipation of warm, thick, hot chocolate in little expresso sized cups was alluring. Indulgent pastries and a huge array of chocolate and candy to choose, persuaded me to rise from my slumberous bed and cross the river Seine to the South Bank with my friend. I wanted a spirit of Paris without all the […]
The Burgundy canal is one of the most attractive canals in France, winding its way through the heart of renowned vineyards, medieval towns, elegant chateaux, magnificent cathedrals, picturesque villages and wonderful local markets. David Powell spent a week on the luxury hotel barge L’Impressionniste cruising through Burgundy: Monday mornings don’t get much better than this. […]
Visited by more than 3 million people per year, Le Mont Saint-Michel is one of France’s top tourist attractions. And it’s not hard to see why when you consider its history and spectacular location. A brief history of Mont St Michel Mont St Michel’s origins can be traced back to 708 when the Bishop of […]
To most visitors, Saint Tropez is all about the picturesque harbourfront. Loved for its rich mix of mega boats, old and modern sailing yachts and traditional fishing boats flanked by bustling cafes and restaurants. There are fabulous outdoor terraces where one can sit and watch the world go by on their Harley Davidson motorbikes and […]
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It began like this. “We should do another bike trip,” my husband said a year ago. “Mm hmm,” I replied. “Before we get too old,” he added. Too old? Surely, mid-sixties isn’t too old, I thought. I’m energetic, I exercise (not a fanatic, but once or twice a week), and I golf. Golf is exercise, isn’t […]
After my retirement in early 2016, France was on my radar; however, I longed for something a little off the beaten path. The Languedoc-Roussillon area of southern France fit this requirement perfectly. Agde is a beautiful little town between the Canal du Midi and the Mediterranean. Le Grau-D’Agde is located approximately 10 miles south of […]
We talk to Carol Drinkwater, the award winning actress and author of several bestsellers including the much loved Olive Series, about her love of France… Where was your first visit to France? It is hard to remember now. I think it must have been when I was about ten and travelled with my parents to […]