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Exquisite countryside in Uzes, one of my favouite French villages.

Uzès, Discover One of My Absolute Favourite French Villages

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I was first introduced to the idea of visiting Uzès by Jean-Marie of Our French Impressions. He was born in the area and lived much of his life in the local region, and his family continue to live there. At …

Gordes, Perched Village, Luberon Valley, All Things French

Visit Gordes, one of the Prettiest Perched Villages in Provence

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Discover the Rich History and Culture of Gordes. Gordes is a small village located in the Luberon region of Provence, France. Visit Gordes, one of the Luberon’s prettiest villages, known for its stunning hilltop location, rich history, and artistic expression. …

Cinq Cent Apartments, Living and Kitchen area

Cent Cinq, Apt. Accommodation Perfection + Gateway to the Luberon

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Cent Cinq apartments, set within the Apt town centre, blending convenience and comfort, seamlessly. Nestled in the heart of Apt, Provence, lies a property that embodies the essence of the perfect holiday getaway. I recently had the pleasure of staying …

Visit Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - All Things French

St-Rémy-de-Provence. Discover Heaven

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Few places match the perfection of St-Rémy-de-Provence. This pretty village near Aix-en-Provence has taken my heart. By now you know that I just love beauty and atmosphere, and truly appreciate calm and simplicity. St-Rémy-de-Provence is a dream come true for …

Yport Beach in Normandy thanks to Roland Epple

Reading: ‘Finding Gilbert. A Promise Fulfilled’. Diane Covington-Carter

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An inspiring GUEST POST by Diane Covington-Carter, author of ‘Finding Gilbert, a Promise Fulfilled’. Read about her story, her father, and her French adventures. ‘The seeds of my passion for France began in my early childhood, but I didn’t know …

Ancient Roman Ruins, Arles, Gateway to Provence

Be Impressed by the Roman Architecture and Amphitheatre in Arles

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Some of the most beautiful features of Arles are the Roman architectural features that still exist in the town today. It’s truly amazing to be able to walk amongst genuine, beautiful, Roman history. Feel the energy reaching back 2000 years …

Top 10 Things to do in Paris in the Rain

The Top 10 Things to do in Paris When It Rains

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So, you find yourself in the City of Love, the home of Le Tour Eiffel, the most romantic place on Earth, and it would all be absolutely perfect except for one small, yet crucial, detail. It’s raining… It’s too wet …

Institut de Francais, Villefranche-sur-Mer, on the French Riviera

Learn French at the Institut de Français on the French Riviera.

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Imagine, one month on the Côte d’Azur! One of my most memorable visits to France was in 2013, when I experienced one whole month of full French-language immersion training at the Institut de Français in one of the most fabulous …

Villa Kerylos on the Mediterranean Sea, Beaulieu sur Mer

Villa Kerylos, an Authentic & Luxurious Replica Greek Palace

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If you are visiting Villefranche and want to really spoil yourself, allow some time to visit one of the most spectacular villas on Cap Ferrat, Villa Kerylos. I had been visiting Villefranche every year for 4 years before I finally …

My Stylish French Box. Sharon Santoni Sunglasses

My French Country Home Subscription Box. An Exquisite Journey to France by Sharon Santoni.

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Sharon Santoni. My Stylish French Box – the perfect gift to yourself or someone you love. Filled with stylish, iconic & luxury French brands.

Arles Market, Arles, Gateway to the Camargue and Luberon

Stay in Arles, Gateway to the Camargue and Luberon

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Arles, located in the South of France, is a charming town with a rich history and cultural heritage. It is centrally located for exploring the Camargue region, Provence and the Luberon. Arles has fabulous markets, beautiful architecture, wonderful restaurants and …

My Top Tips for International Travel

My Top Tips for International Travel.

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As I sit here at Dubai International Airport, waiting for my connecting flight to Nice, I thought (given that I have a 9-hour stopover) it might be a good time to discuss some of my personal tips for long-haul travel. Each time I make the pilgrimage to my beloved France, I come from Australia, so I think I’m probably as skilled as anyone might be in managing the 30+ hour flight from my country town – via Sydney – to Paris or Nice.