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Review | The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique

Samantha Vérant is a best-selling author who lives in Toulouse, southern France. She’s a determined, if occasionally unconventional, at home French chef. When she’s not …

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French Chateau Style | Château de Digoine, Burgundy

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in a chateau? Nearly half of France’s 44,000 heritage sites are castles in various states of …

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Pierre-Joseph Redouté: The Raphael of Botanica

It was in June of 1840, the month of roses, when Pierre-Joseph Redouté died suddenly at the age of eighty. His coffin was laid to …

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Review Death and Croissants by Ian Moore

Ian Moore is famous for his stand up comedy and now he’s transferred his excellent sense of humour and timing to novel writing… Main character …

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Learn French – with online news-based lessons

There are so many options for learning French online – internet lessons, apps, CDs, books, and more. One of the most interesting ways to learn …

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Gorgeous gifts from Provence

Butterflies flitting through sun-drenched purple lavender fields, delicate but vibrant ruby coloured poppies waving their heads in the breeze, landscapes in all shades of the …

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Discover France through TV Shows!

We live part of the year in France. A place with verdant landscapes and sublime design sense. Also, praluline, the brioche swirled with pink, sugar-coated …

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A doorway to the Belle Epoque in Paris

The mere mention of the word ‘Paris’ can conjure a vision of rows of handsome Hausmann stone buildings – some of them sober and classically …

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The Art of Analogue Modernism

Artist Sonia Delauney moved to Paris from the Ukraine in the early 1900s where her art was hugely influential… When we think of the defining …

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Palais du Trocadero Lost Monument of Paris

Paris is a city of contrasts. Light and dark. Old and new. Past and present. Erased from the memories of most Parisians, however, is the …

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