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Newsletter from France January 2016


Bonjour and Bon Année!

I hope you all had a great Christmas and end of year and that 2106 brings you happiness and joy. I hope I can contribute to that ambition by bringing you great stories, fabulous photographs, fun facts and lots of information about France and all things French year round on the website as well as through our magazine.

It’s packed full of destination ideas, beautiful pictures, expat tips, practical advice and guest posts from authors (Samantha Verant – Seven Letters from Paris and Helen Martin – The Lot). There are features from our regular writers Lucy Pitts, Rupert Parker, Bob Lyons and Peter Jones, another great 5 minute video lesson from French language and lifestyle expert Geraldine Lepere – and a whole lot more!

It is free to read online – I’d love you to share it on Facebook, Twitter and email to all your friends! The magazine is growing by word of mouth and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

With best wishes and Bon Weekend,
Bisous from France

There’s so much great stuff on the website too – here are some top picks:

La Rochelle: Picturesque port, wonderful architecture and the best seafood in France (probably!)…

4 Key tips for running a gite business in France: Whether you already own a gite or are considering a gite business, check out these tips to help you save money and improve business…

Musee de Carnavalet: Located in a historic, palatial manoir in Paris, this museum is dedicated to the history of the city…

Guide to Champagne Bottle Sizes: Ever wondered why Champagne bottles have such strange names?!

Magnificent Modigliana restrospective coming up in Lille: If you’re a fan of the great painter, you certainly wont want to miss this fabulous exhibition.

Fairy tale city of Carcassonne: The medieval city shimmers in glorious landscape and is so alluring…

Ariege is the place that time has forgotten says Julia Stagg, ex-resident and author of the Fogas Chronicles

Regional Changes in France: The French woke up to administrative boundary changes this week… but what does it mean?

Les Riceys: Off the beaten track in  Champagne, surrounded by stunning vineyards and pretty as a chocolate box villages…

Ile de Re: The insider’s Guide to the stunning little island off the coast of La Rochelle

How to eat like a millionaire in Paris without taking out a bank loan: The Peninsula Hotel has been voted one of the top ten hotels in the world since it opened a little over a year ago, here’s how to enjoy lunch or dinner there at an amazing price… 

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