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Bonjour

Hope you had a great week.

This week I went to visit Monet’s garden in Giverny in Normandy. I have to tell you, it is magnificent and even better in real life that you think it can possibly be – an absolute riot of colour that looks just like it does in his paintings! I was lucky enough to meet the head gardener, the third direct gardener since Monet in this incredible place.

Thanks to everyone for the good wishes for my little cat Hank Marvin He’s Always Starvin’. I told you last week he was at the vets and very unwell. He spent a couple of nights in the cat hospital as he had a serious kidney infection and they weren’t sure he’d make it. They sent him home with antibiotics and said the next couple of days would be crucial. Well, a week later he is running about like nothing happened. That cat has definitely had his 9 lives.

We’ve had the most glorious weather here in the north this past week but today as I look out the garden I can see that the leaves are starting to turn a little more yellow, so I’m off to cut some wood for the fire and make a couple of hedgehog houses for the garden.

Whatever you have planned – I hope it’s a very bon weekend!

Best wishes and bisous from France
Janine
Editor

On the website this week

Free Museums in Paris: It surprises many people but there are some free museums in Paris and these are 5 of the best, including the Petit Palais which has gorgeous gardens, a little oasis of tranquility at the bottom of the Champs-Elysées.

Three stunning places to visit in France in Autumn from Le Touquet in the far north, through Champagne to Aveyron in the south, these three places are very different from each other but all are wonderfully colourful and authentically autumnal at this time of the year as the photos prove!

5 officially best places to visit in France A popular French TV show to choose the most popular towns in France made headlines with some surprise voters choices this year, they’re all stunning – but do you know them?!

On the trail of Joan of Arc – we take a look at the town where the iconic patron Saint of France was born and lived and find that her house and the church where she was baptised are still there…

Thank  you so much for following me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, I really appreciate it and it’s great to chat to you there!

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