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Luxury Food Tours of Provence
Luxury Food Tours of Provence

A trip to Provence is often the trip of a lifetime. It’s an adventure, a dream come true and a place that is as delicious as it’s beautiful. Martine Bertin-Peterson at Gout et Voyage puts it this way “if you want to experience the real Provence then it’s got to be less about trying to …

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Life in France in January
Life in France in January

Every year it’s the same in my little village in the Seven Valleys, northern France. Madame Bernadette who lives at the bottom of the hill announces that her New Year’s resolution is to go on a diet. Sometimes It’s tough living here in this little rural paradise. We’re surrounded by villages that are home to …

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Leonardo da Vinci in the Loire Valley
Leonardo da Vinci in the Loire Valley

Leonardo da Vinci not only invented the ancestor of the modern car, he conceptualised a crank-powered armoured tank and designed a humanoid automaton, a mechanical knight – in 1495. He was an architect, engineer, mathematician, sculptor, geologist, anatomist, artist and scientist. He predicted that for man to fly he must be supplied with wings which …

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The Pays de Redon, Brittany
The Pays de Redon, Brittany

Straddling the departments of Ille-et-Vilaine, Morbihan and Loire-Atlantique, the Pays de Redon, is the perfect place to go for those who love nature and especially walks and hiking. With rich countryside, lakes and rivers and charming villages, it’s one of the secret places in the north of France that’s just waiting to be discovered… The …

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Authentic France | Boulogne-sur-Mer
Authentic France | Boulogne-sur-Mer

Years ago, when Boulogne-sur-Mer was open to ferries from the UK, the town was a popular day trip. It was often the first French port of call (scuse the pun) for school kids. Its boulangeries inspired a lifelong love of French cakes and bread for thousands of British children subjected to ready-sliced flavourless bread in …

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The prettiest villages in the Loire Valley
The prettiest villages in the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley AKA the Valley of Kings is brimming with castles. There are historic towns like Tours, Amboise and Orleans. And then there are the villages, pretty enough to be on the lid of a chocolate box. Several villages in the Loire Valley are on the official list of prettiest villages in France, just …

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Christmas markets of Metz, Moselle

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Traditional Lyonnaise Omelette recipe

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Self-guided tour of picturesque Pézenas

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Moving to France after Brexit

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Expert property guide to Saone-et-Loire, Burgundy

Saone-et-Loire, department 71, is in Burgundy, central  France. Named after the Rivers Saone and Loire, …

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