Graham and Cheryl first fell in love with France in the 70′s and several decades later they decided to call Paris home …
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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.
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.
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.
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.
“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”.
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?
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.
Australians Sharon and David Stratford fell in love with France on their first visit to the country in 1995. The Stratfords have since gone on to purchase three properties in France and now help other Australians through the French property purchasing process.
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.
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.
Whilst Paris is full of hotels, ranging from exclusive to budget, it is also home to hundreds (if not thousands) of apartments that are available for short-term holiday rentals. Perhaps surprisingly, a reasonable number of these are Australian-owned.
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.
Péronne in northern France, which was famously liberated by Australian troops near the end of World War I, has an ongoing link with Australia after signing a ‘friendship’ agreement with the city of Albany in 2008.
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.
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.
If you are heading to France for a holiday, here are ten things that you might not already know.
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.