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Prizes! Win a free voucher to spend on French goodies

Boutique Provençale has teamed up with Good Life France to run an exclusive competition during the month of November. First prize is a £50 voucher …

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Bourg-en-Bresse | Chickens and culture

Over the last twenty years or so, I have explored much of France by travelling along its roads. As I approach a strange town, I …

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Horse Racing France Style

Life is a series of opportunities and last spring, a chance comment by a horse owning friend meant that after a 30 year gap, this …

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October in the South of France

The summer sun and colours are what draw the crowds to the south of France but it’s also lovely with plenty to see and admire …

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Seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time

Do you remember the first time you saw the Eiffel Tower in Paris? For many people that very first sighting of the iconic metal tower …

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Life in France and an excuse for a party

As the summer draws to an end in France, so begins the Comice season as the small villages unite and take turns in holding the …

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Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France

The Promenade des Anglais, affectionately known as “the Prom”, is one of the most beautiful seaside boulevards to be found and lucky me, I live …

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Cognac France | A drink and a town

As the summer months slope gently by into autumn DIYers in Deux-Sevres, Donna and Dave visit Cognac… We have become rather used to the warmth …

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The Grape Harvest beckons in the south of France

It is the end of the summer and all of our house guests have gone home and after this crazy fun filled summer in my …

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The French legend of the ghostly roaming monkey

  What links a monkey, a monk and a beautiful young girl in one of the most unusal of French legends – quite a Lot …

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