For many Australians, their first (and sometimes only) taste of France is the capital, Paris. But the rest of France shouldn’t be forgotten, says Carolyn Schonafinger. more...
Learn French as you explore the City of Light
When 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.
There'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.
A guide for Australians travelling to France
If 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.
Does 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.
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
An intensive language course in the Dordogne
French 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.
Attention in French market at an all-time high
"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".
The place to find kangaroos in France
This 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.
Melbourne 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.
Purchasing 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.
In 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.
The French climate is one of the most temperate in Europe. However, France is a large country and the climate differs according to geography. Whether you want a weather forecast or to find out about sunshine hours for different regions, it's all here.
The Conways chose to invest in a holiday rental apartment
Rebecca 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!"
Why the Vendée coast is attracting Australians
Wide 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.
Understanding the ki, kwa, kan, pk (who, what, when and why)
There was a time when it was enough to be able to converse in the boulangerie and skim read the local journal to get by in France. But what should you do when a friend sends you a message like ‘mrci pr le kfe’? The answer is to text them back...
If you are moving to France, you may have many questions about how to get your child into school and how they will adapt. Jacqueline Karp has taught in French schools and put her own child through the system. Here she answers your FAQs.
Sandra 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.
When 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.
Katie and Greg from Melbourne set up home in the Dordogne
In 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.
Want 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.
A corner of Australia in France
The 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.
Through the eyes of Australians
When 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).
Introducing Vicki Archer
My 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.
Snow is falling, so stay connected!
Cheap calls, texts and internet with a Prepaid SIM card so you can keep everyone up to date with your holidays in France this winter! Visit LeFrenchMobile.com
Expert French mortgage advice
Visit the mortgage zone for up-to-date information, FAQs and best buy French mortgages
. Repayment and interest only French mortgages
Save a Fortune on Currency Exchange
Whether you need advice or an international money transfer quote, FrenchEntree's currency partner - Moneycorp - can help. Visit the France currency exchange
World War 1 - The Centenary Special Edition
To 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 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...
"We love the house and what a price!"
FrenchEntrée's independent property finders help buyers get the right house at the best price.
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 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
Insurance 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?
Holidaymakers 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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