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Chateau de Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Annecy

Seeming to float in the mountains above the crystal clear Lake of Annecy, the fairy tale pretty castle of Menthon-saint-Bernard has witnessed 1000 years of history – including the birth of a saint whose family still live in the castle to this day… A legendary castle It’s said that Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle was …

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What to see and do in Manigod Haute-Savoie

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.” So said the great writer and artist John Ruskin. He never went to the little village of Manigod in Haute-Savoie as far as I know but if he had, I’m pretty sure he would …

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Why Pas de Calais is one of the best places to live in France

Pas-de-Calais is a department of contrasts in the far north of France. It’s coastline, known as the Opal Coast, runs from the tip of the Belgian border to edge of Normandy. Along its route there are dramatic cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches, fishing villages and seaside resorts. The interior of the department is a land …

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How to make French salted caramel

Salted caramel (caramel beurre sale) is a speciality of Brittany. It’s all thanks to a chocolatier called Henri le Roux that we are able to savour the sweet treat. He created a mix using salted butter in 1977, and won awards for the sweet, salty caramel. Salted butter is a Breton delicacy dating back several …

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The incredible Puy du Fou Theme Park

If you love history, fairy tales, pomp and splendour, ballet dancing horses, birds of prey that love to perform, and shows on a grand scale – you’ll love Puy du Fou theme park. Located in Les Epesses, in the heart of the Pays de la Loire, Puy du Fou is a marvellous melting pot of …

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Unique and authentic tour of the south of France

A 10-day women-only tour of the most historic, stunning and fascinating places in the south of France. From the sun-kissed region of Provence to the ancient towns of Occitanie, discover the very best of the south of France. Indulge in the most amazing food and wine. And experience real France… The best of the south …

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The petite guide to Gigondas Provence

Gigondas is a tiny village in the Vaucluse department, Provence, with a big reputation. It’s …

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How to make Reblochon pie

Reblochon pie is a cheey, easy and irresistible taste of the French mountains made with …

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Fascinating facts about the French language

France has a love affair with its language. The French love nothing better than to …

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How to spend two perfect days in the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is famed for its lengthy history of Kings, political intrigue and exquisite …

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Useful guide to French Wealth Tax

In France, an annual wealth tax is applied in addition to income tax. French wealth …

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Expert Property Guide to Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains is at the heart of Domaine Evasion Mont Blanc, Haute-Savoie. It’s the third largest …

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