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How to get on with your neighbours in France

The street where I live in Normandy, France, is called the Rue Albert Tatlock. This is not its real name because I want to gossip …

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Guide to tiled floors in France

Coloured floor tiles have been around since at least 4000BC when the ancient Egyptians produced them in large numbers. Even before that the Chinese and …

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Visit to the Musée des Confluences

If you’re fortunate enough to visit the wonderful city of Lyon, you’ll most likely come across the fascinating presqu’ile (say ‘press-keel’) – meaning peninsula. A …

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An Englishman remembers his first year in France

The year started on, Friday, 30 August 2001 as I drove off the car ferry at Caen Ouistreham in an old Fiat Punto. The car …

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A perspective of old Paris – gone, yet still here

‘We’ll always have Paris,’ said Rick, as he gazed into Ilse’s eyes in the movie classic Casablanca. The Paris that Rick was referring to was …

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The charms of Nice, southern France

The dividing line in Nice between the beach and the luxury hotels in Nice is the Promenade des Anglais, created in the early nineteenth century …

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Citroen DS | The World’s most beautiful car

Cars today are packed with whiz-bang technology, but so many of them are uninspiring design variations on jelly beans, boxes and squashed hamburgers. There’s clearly …

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Degas and the art of ballet

As the French painter Edgar Degas understood, at the heart of classical ballet is a curious paradox. By its nature, ballet is technically challenging and …

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What to look for when choosing a campsite in France

Before I came to France I’d never been camping. I came to it relatively late in life but I’ve had about five years of experience …

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Île-de-France, more than just Paris

Undoubtedly the most famous and visited place in the Île-de-France region is the city of Paris. This romantic city is the centre of the region …

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