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What to see on a day trip from Paris to Amboise

It’s hard to imagine that anyone could become tired of Paris: the mysterious ambience, the iconic monuments, the romantic bridges, the fabulous boutiques, the mouth-watering …

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4 Ways to Shop More Sustainably in France

Small actions soon add up and while the world is starting to take note of the importance of adopting a more ethical and environmentally-conscious mindset, …

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Memories of a visit to Bordeaux

As I look back on my time teaching English during the summer months in Bordeaux, the Proustian effect is in full swing. As an American …

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Manet’s painting Le Dejeuner sur l’Herbe

“I’ve been taken out of context!” It’s a desperate excuse we often hear when someone has been caught doing or saying something shocking at the …

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20 reasons to fall head over heels for France

Everyone has a different reason to fall head over heels for France. The great food, the wine, the long history, culture, museums, chateaux and gateaux, …

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Memories of a visit to Carcassonne

Carcassonne has two major sides to her. First, she is the most exquisite example of a double-fortified city in Europe. Second, she is an incredible …

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France is addictive for so many reasons!

What is it about France that makes it so addictive? For some it’s the Eiffel Tower, or the old town of Nice, the wine, the …

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Monet’s painting of Gare St-Lazare

If you mention the name of Claude Monet in polite company, you’ll very likely be greeted by a chorus of appreciative oohs and ahs about …

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Road trip through the lavender fields of Provence

All through the writing of Take the Slow Road: France, author Martin Dorey was looking for something that would sum up the essence of France …

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The Maquis history of Cévennes

Recently a little-known mountainous region in southern France became headline news. The Cévennes National Park being the scene of a double murder. A huge manhunt …

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