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What to see on a day trip from Nice to Monaco

The Principauté de Monaco (the Principality of Monaco) is a world, literally, unto itself: An independent microstate, with, among other things, its own license plate …

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Fun at the French flea markets

We bought a sadly furnished home east of Bordeaux three years ago. Then Covid hit. So, we stayed away. Now we’re back. And this is …

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Red tape – blue shutters | c’est la vie in France

Every country has red tape. That’s the price of modern living. In the U.S., it’s the Department of Motor Vehicles, in the U.K., it’s the …

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Learning French in France is fun and efficient!

A few years ago, I decided I wanted to learn French. After three years of listening to and working with training books and CDs, I …

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Visit to the Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay has a  collection which focusses mainly on paintings and sculptures from 1848 to 1914 with works from many famous artists including Monet, …

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Paris: Memories of a Day in the city of light

The weather in Paris was quite comfortable for the first week in May. The normally bright city was shrouded in a layer of cloud, with …

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Not all expats in France live the Peter Mayle lifestyle

Peter Mayle wrote about life in Provence, drank wine, sold books and inspired thousands of followers So how does my life in France compare with …

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Getting in touch with the nature of Dordogne

Nature is good.  It looks beautiful on postcards, Nat Geo specials or Claude Monet’s backyard. But there sure is a lot of it in the …

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The Gardians of the Camargue

The man was lean, fit, perhaps five-feet-eight, with a rugged face bronzed by the sun. His wide-brimmed, black felt hat shaded his dark eyes from …

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The Mystery of French Washing Machines

My wife and I are traveling around Europe for a while and have been in France for the last month. I am responsible for doing …

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