What a very French weekend it has been with Bastille Day (le Fête nationale) celebrations followed by the winning of the FIFA World Cup by Les Bleus (The Blues). I can’t imagine a bigger weekend of French celebrations can you?
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A French Birthday Party – A Bite Too Far
Guest post by my friend Keith Van Sickle, part-time Frenchman and author of One Sip At A Time, a guide to learning to live in Provence…
My wife and I spend several months each year in Provence and it’s allowed us to learn the language and appreciate French culture. We knew before we moved there that food and wine are a big part of French life but we didn’t realize quite how big until our neighbor Fabienne gave us a “taste” of real French life…
It was Fabienne’s birthday and she was kind enough to invite us to her party. She and her husband Pierre had set up tables in their garden, with brightly-colored tablecloths and umbrellas to keep the sun off our heads. I hoped my French would be good enough to get by.
Article on megalithic monuments of Brittany written by guest writer Lauren of Lux Authority.
Boulders towering over their landscape can seem majestic, but when they’ve clearly been moved to create a monument over thousands of years ago, it is breathtaking. Many people recognize the name Stonehenge, a circular megalithic monument in Wiltshire, England, but this does not compare to the plethora of manmade masterpieces that litter the northwest of France.
Maintaining A House In France From Afar
Are you dreaming of owning your own slice of rural heaven in France? If so, have you wondered how you would maintain a French house from afar? And is the reality as good as you may have dreamt?
I say the reality is even better than the dream and buying our holiday home in France has been one of the most satisfying and rewarding things we’ve ever done. Don’t be deceived though into thinking that means it has always been easy, it has had its challenges, but it has been wonderful and I cannot imagine my life’s book without its ‘French Chapter’.
Lavender in Provence and Why Everyone Is Talking About It
The lavender in Provence is on everyone’s lips and wherever I turn there is another stunning photo or article that has me sniffing my computer screen (that doesn’t work by the way) and committing to a trip down south of France next year. If you, like me, love both lavender and Provence then keep reading.
For the very best information on the lavender fields in Provence I searched the internet and visited some of my favourite French websites to draw together this collection of articles. Each featured article is filled with essential information and dreamy photos on lavender in Provence. After reading these articles you will understand why everyone is talking about it and want to visit Provence and tour the lavender fields yourself. To plan your trip to Provence check out these cheap flights to France with Webjet.