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A little garden paradise in Normandy

“You are nutcases!”  “What an insane idea!” “Don’t do it!” Just …

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Tongue in cheek wander in Hemingway’s Paris

I’m an American. But you probably guessed that. Was it the …

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Sticky Prune and Toffee Pudding recipe

Indulge your tastebuds with this deliciously mellow sticky prune and toffee …

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Researching Hidden History in France

As an author of historical fiction, I not only conduct research …

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The Musical Fete d`Orthez, Béarn

Summer holidays are a cherished time in France when people enjoy …

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Le Calanque de Sugiton, Marseille

It was mid-September, early evening, when I stopped at a two-story, …

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The art of sleeping at the Musee d’Orsay

When visiting a famous trove of art such as the Musee …

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Does liking accordion music make you French?!

There are three types of French music: 1) Debussy; 2) Edit …

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Montparnasse cemetery in Paris beckons…

I thought I had enough time. It was only 3:30 in …

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The Camargue – the cowboy country of France

France’s largest wetland is much more than just marshland – it’s …

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The Treasures of Arles in southern France

Listed by UNESCO for its architectural heritage, Arles offers an irresistible Mediterranean lifestyle at the gateway to France’s largest wetland.  Gillian Thornton let herself go

The UNESCO listed treasures of Burgundy

The region of Burgundy-Franche-Comté boasts traditional French gastronomy and world class vineyards as well as castles, majestic churches and charming villages. It also shares first

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