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Life in a little village in France isn’t always what you expect

My California friend warned me that life in a small French village would be boring. I thought at first I should have listened. The exciting …

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The joy of learning French

We just bought a house in France. I’m speechless. Not the goose-pimply speechless you get when the Eiffel Tower twinkles. Literally speechless. I can’t say …

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La Mer de Glace at Chamonix

For many people, the name Chamonix conjures up images of skiers and snow boarders, fun on ice and snow, and roaring fireplaces in snug chalets. …

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The cat that led the way to a life in France

On our first trip to the south of France, we stumbled on the perched medieval village of Seillans, one of the most beautiful villages in …

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Visit to the Louvre Museum Paris

The Louvre museum is Paris’ most famous museum. The majestic building is home to hundreds of thousands of historic works of art. With a dazzling …

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Èze on the French Riviera

Leaving Nice to head around the coast to Èze, in the direction of Italy, my friend Frank and I drove up a steep hill, through …

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You’re never too old for an adventure in France!

I was approaching seventy (gingerly, feet dragging, denying, denying) when I decided to move from California where I’d been living to a French village. Alone. …

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Chartres | A monumental Cathedral and much more

Just 50 miles southwest of Paris, you will discover the small sleepy town of Chartres. Many know of this lovely town because of its world …

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Ochre tour in Bruoux, Roussillon, Provence

What has 40 kilometers of underground corridors, with orange walls, and used to grow mushrooms? If you guessed the ochre mines of Bruoux, you win! …

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Through French Canals | Cruising the Rhône

France is criss-crossed by a network of 100 canals and rivers totalling thousands of miles. David Jefferson’s book Through the French Canals  features the main …

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