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What to see and do in Metz, Lorraine
What to see and do in Metz, Lorraine

 Janine Marsh explores Metz, the historic city of light where a dragon once lived… “Anyone been to Metz?” I asked in my local bar in the Seven Valleys, Pas de Calais. There was silence. Even in France, Metz is not well known and if you’re from outside of France you might not even have heard …

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The Good Life France Magazine Summer 2022 issue
The Good Life France Magazine Summer 2022 issue

The Good Life France Magazine Summer 2022 is out. It’s totally free to read and utterly fabulous: The Good Life France Magazine Summer 2022 Discover the intoxicating island of Corsica, a well-kept secret island of beauty where 80% of visitors are from France. Head south to arty Arles, once a Roman colony, adored by artists and …

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Caen La Mer: Markets, monuments, museums and memorials
Caen La Mer: Markets, monuments, museums and memorials

Think of Caen and most likely the things that pop into your mind will include William the Conqueror, whose power base was here, and Caen Memorial. Caen is the biggest city in, as well as the capital of, lower Normandy. It’s a town with a vibrant vibe, history, grand architecture, a fantastic foodie culture and …

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Guide to visiting Paris in the spring
Guide to visiting Paris in the spring

“When spring comes to Paris, the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise” – Henry Miller Paris is undoubtedly a year-round city. But there is something about the spring that’s special. Paris in the spring is a cliché but like the best of clichés, it’s also a tangible experience. Here’s our guide …

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Brioche Bread pudding
Brioche Bread pudding

This delicious bread and butter pudding recipe made with brioche is also called Pudding Royale by Lenôtre boulangerie of Paris, whose recipe this is. Brioche drenched in creamy vanilla custard, warm and fruity and utterly more-ish… It’s great for brunch, as a dessert with ice cream, custard or cream – or even for breakfast. And …

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What to see and do in Evian Haute-Savoie
What to see and do in Evian Haute-Savoie

The spa town of Evian-les-Bains on the shores of Lake Geneva, Haute-Savoie, has played host to a glittering list of guests spanning royalty, celebrities and notables over the course of two centuries. In fact, it was so popular that even Frankenstein holidayed here… The history of Evian The curative virtues of the water in Evian …

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UNESCO-listed Cordouan Lighthouse

The Lighthouse of Cordouan rises up on a shallow rocky plateau in the Atlantic Ocean …

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Recipe for Sugar Tart

Tarte au sucre, sugar tart, is a speciality of the far north of France. Sugar …

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The Art of Analogue Modernism

Artist Sonia Delauney moved to Paris from the Ukraine in the early 1900s where her …

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Vercors, Isère, Rhone-Alpes

Amy McPherson finds beauty and adventure in unspoiled territory… Before I went, I had no …

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Travel documents for expat children under 18 in France

Children of non-EU residents in France under the age of 18 don’t need to hold …

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Property guide to Central France

Benefitting from historically low mortgage rates and with a wide choice of properties to choose …

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