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Cancer Support France Charity Ride

One in three people in the western world will suffer from some kind of cancer in their lifetime. Cancer and its treatment is difficult enough in your own country but ...

Reasons to love France | No. 3 French People

When I started this weekly series, reasons to love France, I had lots of ideas in mind. I decided to share a few on Facebook and ask my friends there ...

What’s on | Summer in Charente Maritime 2017

Situated in the heart of the French Atlantic coast, the Charente-Maritime is the premier tourist destination in France for French travellers. Visitors to France are also discovering its many charms ...

Wildlife in my French garden

Until hedgehogs arrived in our garden, the only time I’d seen them was sadly, squashed in the road. However, a few years ago my step daughter Tasha who was staying ...

New French Legislation for Assurance Vie Policies

The Assurance Vie is the most popular long term savings product in France. It offers a choice of investment funds, tax and inheritance advantages. There are two types, those offered in ...

Exquisite Eze in the south of France

If you want to enjoy a breath-taking view, it’s a good idea to visit the perched village of Eze. You’ll find it in the Alpes-Martime Department (Region: Provence-Alpes-Coted’Azur). It’s not ...

Newsletter from the middle-of-nowhere France!

Bonjour I hope you had a good week. Here in my little of bit of France which I call the middle-of-nowhere since some days I don’t see another human being ...

Le Guilvinec Brittany

In the far south west corner of Brittany, is a little known to tourists area called Pays Bigouden in the department of Finistère. There are three small fishing ports around this coastline: ...

Shopping in France: A guide to supermarkets and DIY stores

We all love shopping in France, from popping to la boulangerie for your daily baguette to browsing a DIY store seeking goodies for your new French property. This page provides a rundown of the ...

a la carte

This is a great site full of stuff to make your cooking more french ..... By ©2016 Peter Hertzmann. All rights reserved. This website, à la carte, started in 1999 as ...

Les Steaks en France

by ©2016 Peter Hertzmann. All rights reserved. On the evening of Tuesday October 4th, 1994, my wife and I were completing our first full day in Paris. We spent the day ...

44 Classic French Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

Everything you wanted to know about French food but were afraid to ask. By  Marie Telling Buzzfeed.com Justine Zwiebel / BuzzFeed Justine Zwiebel / BuzzFeed 1. Coquilles Saint-Jacques Todd Coleman ...

PAYG Sim for Visitors to France

This is the best deal for mobile Internet and calls while you stay in France, they offer a one month contract for 19.99 euros which includes 50gb 4G data ...

“Occitania” and “Nouvelle-Aquitaine” complete the list of names of new French regions (so far)

The final decision to be taken by Council of State, which will decide after summer "Occitania" and "Nouvelle-Aquitaine" are the last names that have been passed by regional councils to ...

A Beginner’s Guide to French Wine

The idea of tackling France—the accents and the growing regions and the different vintages—can feel like a vast, unmanageable task for anyone who wants to start learning about wine. But ...

POPULAR FRENCH CHEESES

French cuisine is typically known for three things, it's great wine, great bread, and great cheese. If you peruse the cheese section ofCarrefour, you'll be astonished to find hundreds of ...

Beach Safety

"Although this is taken from a british website, the sea and beach safety advise applies everywhere ..." Top 10 beach safety tips Seek advice from your travel agent when booking ...

Places to visit in France in 2017 – Carcassonne

Carcassonne – A tale of two Languedoc towns When most people think of ‘Carcassonne’, they think of the massive medieval citadel sitting on the hill overlooking the ‘new town’ of ...

5 things I wish I knew before going to France

It‘s not leading the pack in regards to Adventure Travel or Voluntourism, but if you‘re looking for an unparalleled experience into the arts, food or a general appreciation for quality ...

Paris – Places to go in France in 2017

Paris, the world's most popular city destination, has plenty of must-see places but make sure you spend at least a day strolling off the beaten path, as this is the ...

L’Océan, Restaurant et bar-snack

L'Océan, Restaurant et bar-snack 7j/7 We have eaten here many times, best seafood on the west coast ! L'Océan vous accueille dans son restaurant, situé à Fouras dans le département ...

Best French Beaches

French beaches are among the most popular destinations in Europe. While most would argue that the best beaches in France are found along the Cote d’Azur, also known as the ...

Where to Eat in Bordeaux: 10 Local Restaurants You Will Love

Lying in the South West of France in the world’s most highly revered wine-growing region, Bordeaux features on the world’s best wine lists. Steeped in history and culture, local cuisine ...

The Wine of Bordeaux

Whether you are coming to the Bordeaux region just to visit Bordeaux city and shop your heart out, or visit one of the many historic sites from Roman times to ...

French Spelling Changes

Taken from the New York Times Feb 5th 2016 In France, the land of Molière, questions of language are so sacred that every Thursday the “immortals,” the guardians of the ...