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Road trip through the lavender fields of Provence
Road trip through the lavender fields of Provence

All through the writing of Take the Slow Road: France, author Martin Dorey was looking for something that would sum up the essence of France and what it meant to him to travel there. “I expected it everywhere and wasn’t disappointed. I saw it in the Musée D’Orsay, in the thermal baths of the Pyrenees, …

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Recipe for Earl Grey Madeleines
Recipe for Earl Grey Madeleines

Earl Grey Madeleines: The beauty of these buttery cakes is that they can be made by hand quite easily. They have a distinctive shape, which when made well, has a signature bump on top that is called a bosse. The bosse forms from the oven heat concentrating on the curve of the shell-shaped madeleine mold. …

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Place de la Concorde, Paris
Place de la Concorde, Paris

Place de la Concorde is the biggest square in Paris. Built between 1755 and 1775, it was commissioned by King Louis XV, intended to glorify his majesty. How ironic then that his successor Louis XVI and his wife Queen Marie-Antoinette were guillotined here just 18 years after it was completed… What to see at Place …

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Best battlefield tours of Normandy
Best battlefield tours of Normandy

Seeing photos, archived video or Hollywood films gives an idea of the enormity of the battles that took place in Normandy in the Second World War. But it isn’t until you visit in person that you really get a feel for the true scale of history. And visiting with a guide who can show you …

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26 reasons to fall head over heels for France!
26 reasons to fall head over heels for France!

26 reasons to fall head over heels for France! Everyone has their own personal reason for falling in love with France. For some it’s the Eiffel Tower, for others it’s boulangeries or fromageries. For some it’s sipping a glass of Sancerre in Sancerre or indulging in a ripe Camembert in its home town in Normandy. …

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The Good Life France Magazine issue No. 28
The Good Life France Magazine issue No. 28

Welcome to The Good Life France Magazine Issue no. 28… It’s totally free to subscribe to, read online or download. Just access it via the link below: Click here for: The Good Life France Magazine Issue no. 28 It’s stuffed full of fabulous features including absolutely beautiful Annecy known as the Venice of the French Alps …

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Guide to savings accounts in France

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Guide to French Property styles

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