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Pierre and Rachel Guernier
With the help of our topic hosts Pierre and Rachel Guernier, FrenchEntrée has designed this zone for Australians looking for information on France. If you have a question to ask or would like to suggest an article for the zone, then get in touch.

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Australian Embassy in France

Travel Advice

Coming to France from Australia? Tips from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. more...

Le Franco Phoney Blog

Le Franco Phoney
Wendy Hollands is an Australian living in France. Visit her blog, Le Franco Phoney, to read about all things French as seen by an outsider...

Australian products in France

Located in the heart of Paris, The Australia NZ Shop is the only store of its kind in France, dedicated to Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific Island products.

Looking for your dream French home...?

then consult our huge property data base, which has many different styles and types of property from all over France. france french colours Not sure where to look? Check out our guide to the different French regions and what they have to offer.


Editor's pick

For many Australians, their first (and sometimes only) taste of France is the capital, Paris. But the rest of France holds so many treasures... more...

Skip the queue at Paris' major attractions

Here's how it's done...

© Ekaterina Pokrovsky - Fotolia.comNo-one likes wasting their precious holiday time waiting in queues but if you plan on visiting any of Paris' major attractions whilst you are in the city, that is exactly what you will have to do. Unless you plan ahead and buy the Paris Pass. more...

An Antipodean property search

©B&A Alcorn Ange and Bruce intended to move to Finland. After four years in France, one beautiful daughter and a baby on the way, they share the story of the road that led them to Agen – an acronym of Ange... coincidence? more...

Discover Paris under a new light

Learn French as you explore the City of Light © French MomentsWhen Australia was discovered by Captain Cook and French explorer La Pérouse, France was about to close on a glorious era known as the Age of Enlightenment. It is this exciting period of history that French Moments has chosen as its theme for its Intensive Course in Paris for July 2014. more...

Tips for a driving holiday in France

© dieter76 - Fotolia.comThere's nothing like your own car to get off the beaten track and explore France at your own pace. But before you reach for the car keys, there are a few things you should know that will help make your driving holiday in France even better. more...

Leasing – an alternative to car hire

A guide for Australians travelling to France © julianelliott - Fotolia.comIf you've decided to get around France or Europe by car, you may have assumed that hiring a vehicle is the only way to go. But depending on which countries you plan to visit and the length of time you'll need the car, a more economical option may be leasing. more...

Renting an apartment in Paris

© Tiberius Gracchus - Fotolia.comDoes living amongst the locals, walking to the boulangerie each morning for your croissant or cooking up a storm with the freshest produce bought from the local market appeal to you? Then renting an apartment for your stay in Paris is for you. more...

Learn French in Kaysersberg, Alsace

An area little known to Australians Kaysersberg ©Luca GrandinettiFrench Moments runs an intensive French course in Alsace. Compared to more southerly regions, such as Provence or Périgord, it receives fewer visitors from English speaking countries. But Alsace has lots to offer... more...

French mortgages for Australians

© ferkelraggae - Fotolia.comPurchasing a property on the other side of the world is a substantial undertaking. There are many factors which need to be overcome in order to make your purchase a reality. Most people would not want to proceed with the transaction until they are sure of its financial viability. more...

Learn French in France

An intensive language course in the Dordogne Sarlat © French MomentsFrench Moments is running a 12 day intensive course (1 - 12 September 2014) in Sarlat-la-Canéda, combining 30 hours of lessons with activities and excursions, whilst allowing for a healthy amount of down-time. more...

Free International Money Transfers for Life

Currency Zone FrenchEntrée has been working in partnership with Moneycorp since 2004. Save Money with our special offer. more...

France attracting buyers from Australia

Attention in French market at an all-time high
© gena96 - Fotolia.com"Australian investors are snapping up cheap properties in France", says Nathan Mawby. "Thanks to the strong Aussie dollar, "rural properties that would not look out of place in a fairytale cost about the same as the median house price in Adelaide". more...

Le Parc Australien

The place to find kangaroos in France © byrdyak - Fotolia.comThis family friendly leisure park in Carcassonne (Languedoc-Roussillon) is run by a team passionate about all things Australian! Inside, you'll meet animals like the kangaroo, the wallaby, the possum, the emu and the ostrich. more...

Why I went to live in Paris

Rachel BajadaMelbourne born Rachel Bajada spent 11 years in Sydney before deciding to up sticks and move to Paris where she has been based for the last two years (or near enough). Here she tells FrenchEntrée what brought her to France. more...

Did you know...

10 things about France © Robert Lehmann - Fotolia.comIf you are heading to France for a holiday, here are ten things that you might not already know. more...

Macarons are the new cupcakes

French delicacies spark new craze in Australia © Ivonne Wierink First came the cupcake craze, then French macarons took Sydney by storm. Rachel Guernier lives in Australia and loves them so much, she learned how to make them, though she admits "They are so time consuming. I'm over the moon that macarons are now easy to find." more...

Planning a family holiday in Europe

Top tips © jeancliclac - Fotolia.comIn this extract from her new guide Europe with kids – how to travel Europe the easy way, Carolyn Schonafinger shares her top tips with fellow Australians planning a family holiday in Europe. more...

'Nice stole our hearts!'

The Conways chose to invest in a holiday rental apartment Nice beachRebecca Russell, a property finder on the French Riviera, talks to an Australian couple about why they decided to invest in an apartment in Nice. "We hope to be in Nice three times a year. The problem is that once we are here, it’s hard to leave!" more...

A home from home in France

Why the Vendée coast is attracting Australians Noirmoutier beach houseWide open spaces, uncrowded beaches, a sunny climate suited to an active outdoor lifestyle, great wines, historical buildings and friendly locals are just some reasons why the Vendée coast offers Australians a home from home in France. more...

Finding French food in Sydney

Felix oystersSandra Beeston is a French-Australian expat who has been living in Sydney for six years. In that time, she has researched all the best places to find her French home comforts from baguettes to steak frites. Here are her favourite addresses. more...

Coffee culture in Paris

© French MomentsWhen I lived and worked in Paris, coffee was the one thing that continually frustrated me. How could a country which is famous for its food and wine, serve such bad coffee? Rachel Guernier investigates. more...

Moving to France as a family

Katie and Greg from Melbourne set up home in the Dordogne Eymet in DordogneIn February 2011 Katie and her husband Greg moved from Melbourne in Australia to Eymet in the Dordogne with their three children and two dogs in tow. Here she tells FrenchEntree what prompted the move and how the family is getting on so far. more...

How to become a French citizen

© Albachiaraa - Fotolia.comWant to become a French citizen? Find out about the criteria, details of how to apply - for yourself or on behalf of a child - and the process involved, not forgetting the issue of dual nationality.

Villers-Bretonneux

A corner of Australia in France Villers-Bretonneux war memorialThe French town of Villers-Bretonneux in Picardie is twinned with Robinvale (Victoria). It presents itself as 'a corner of Australia in France' and is home to the Australian National War Memorial and the Musée Franco-Australien. more...

Burgundy

Through the eyes of Australians BeauneWhen sisters Judi and Gail from Australia made their first trip to Europe, tour organiser Carolyn suggested they spend time in Paris (Île-de-France) and Beaune (Burgundy) on their way to Avignon (Provence). more...

An Australian author in France

Introducing Vicki Archer Vicki ArcherMy French Life and French Essence are two books that tell the story of how life changed after Vicki - who was living in Sydney - bought a farmhouse in Provence and moved the family to France. more...

Expat Health Insurance in France

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If you’re thinking of moving to France, don’t forget your expat health insurance. Cigna are experts with over 30 years experience. Get a free quote.

Expert French mortgage advice

French mortgagesVisit the mortgage zone for up-to-date information, FAQs and best buy French mortgages. Repayment and interest only French mortgages available.

Save a Fortune on Currency Exchange

Currency ExchangeWhether you need advice or an international money transfer quote, FrenchEntree's currency partner - Moneycorp - can help. Visit the France currency exchange zone.

World War 1 - The Centenary Special Edition

World War 1 - The Centenary Special EditionTo mark the centenary of World War 1, the publishers of FrenchEntrée magazine have produced a NEW special edition publication - 148 pages of stunning images and amazing history. Click here to buy now!

Futuroscope leisure park

Futuroscope Futuroscope is one of the best-loved leisure parks in France. Have a great day out and enjoy more than 25 breathtaking and unique experience... Fun and excitement for everyone! Find out more...

FrenchEntrée Magazine
The world's favourite French glossy magazine is now available to our friends in Australia. Subscribe now for great savings and free delivery to your door. Subscribe here from only £40 for a year.

French Alps Ski Property

MGM Ski Chalet MGM Constructeur, the leading property developer in the French Alps currently markets high quality apartments in more than 40 locations: ski resorts, alpine villages and by Lake Annecy. More info

Insure your holiday home

Schofields Home InsuranceInsurance for your French holiday home when it's unoccupied or holiday let. Simple to understand French
home insurance in plain English - Get a quote

Need travel money for your trip to France?

Unbeatable rates on your travel moneyHolidaymakers regularly shop around for great deals on hotels and flights, but what about currency exchange? FrenchEntrée's trusted partner can offer unbeatable rates on travel money with free delivery.

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