FAQ's Villefranche sur Mer. 10 Day Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French.

Visit Villefranche, the Jewel of the Riviera.

Villefranche sur Mer… my home away from home. My first experience of actually staying in France was when I studied French at the Institut de Francais in Villefranche in October, 2013. My birthday treat to myself. An absolutely marvellous, month-long immersion French language experience, high on the hillside above the Villefranche harbour. Before that, I had visited France on a …

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Reading: French Women Don’t Sleep Alone.

My latest foray into ‘French women’ land is the book ‘French Women Don’t Sleep Alone’ by Jamie Cat Callan. It’s an interesting title which speaks more to crafting the opportunity for partnering than simply being randomly available – and preferring company. ‘JE NE SAIS QUOI’ Although written in a way that suggests all French women fall unhesitatingly into the category of…well…all …

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I’m a Hopeless Francophile in Love with France.

As I sit here to write shortly after my return from France, I am compelled to ask myself, ”What is a Francophile?’. ‘Why am I so drawn to this country?’. I am ecstatic when I arrive … in tears when I go. What is it that draws me back here again, and again, that causes my heart to swell and tears to …

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Experience Absolute Luxury at the Palais Garnier.

Few places, in my experience, can match the extravagance of the Palais Garnier, 10 Place de l’Opéra, in Paris’ IV arrondissement. The 1979-seat Opera House is the most lavish building I have ever seen, perhaps ever built, in the modern age. The Palais Garnier has incredible detailing, opulence and majesty. This impressive masterpiece, built over a mere 15-year period between 1861 …

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Travel Around the World with a Carry-on Bag.

Want to travel with an onboard bag, but not sure how to manage it? Download my free Onboard Bag Travel Checklist here. I can hear you. Why would anyone want to organise a 6-week holiday to la belle France and travel with an airline-approved, international carry-on bag as their only luggage?   Is it even possible? Why would I want it to …

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The Strategy of Getting Organised with Storage.

Are you heading off for a while? Travelling? Taking the plunge? Packing your life into boxes and stashing it into storage can be an organised, methodical process. Or, it can be a nightmare – depending upon how you handle it. I like organised. It’s in my DNA. You can learn to be organised. My first stop in dealing with being …

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Get Organised With Your Travel - All Things French

Clear the Clutter and Get Organised for Travel.

I’m leaving, on a jet plane! Time to get organised Packing to go away for a while takes some strategy. I grew up constantly on the move. I was a fully-fledged expert packer before I could legally drink alcohol. What to let go of, what to store, what to take? When I was 19, my Dad worked out that my …

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10 Steps to Make Your Holiday to France a Reality.

One thing I hear repeatedly from people is that ‘one day’ they’ll take a holiday to France. But how to make this happen when family responsibilities, perhaps money, job commitments, and other distractions complicate the simple desire to just go? I have been lucky enough to holiday in France regularly (no mean feat when you consider that I live in Australia!). However, …

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