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Shoppers queueing in a French supermarket

Shopping in France: to queue or not to queue?

When it comes to shopping in France, there are certain loosely held rules to adhere to! It appears common belief amongst Anglo-Saxons that queueing is their unique cultural reserve and that the Latins, or more especially the French, don’t queue. My

Beautiful Brittany: Brignogan-Beaches, Lighthouse Pontusval on the point of Beg-Pol

Ten reasons you’re right to avoid Brittany

Did you think twice about coming to Brittany this summer? Quite right. There are many, many reasons to stay away from this part of the world, as local resident and Community Contributor Annaliza Davis explains. 1. The terrible weather We

Musée d'Orsay clock

Belle-Époque opulence at the Musée d’Orsay

A visit to the Musée d’Orsay unveils unexpected delights From grimy railway station to custodian of one of the world’s most important art collections, the building at 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris is a masterpiece of survival.

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Romorantin Lanthenay in Sologne

WRITING COMP WINNER! Why I love Romorantin-Lanthenay

This article won the inaugural Community Contributors’ writing competition, October 2014. Romorantin-Lanthenay is the sizable capital of the Sologne. Like a glittering buckle, it is fastened to the belt that stretches between Blois and Vierson and is encircled by a

Pumpkin at French market

How to be a vegetarian in France

As a vegetarian in France, eating out can be difficult, to say the least. There must be vegetarian French people, but where are they? Perhaps they stay at home to eat. On many occasions I have been assured of a

A French school

How to be a teacher in France

The weekend that followed was relaxing because I knew at last I had a job that suited and although I was now close to the end of my overdraft, I’d just about be able to dig myself out of debt.

L'Hermione leaves Rochefort

The Hermione sets sail in Charente

On Sunday the 7th September 2014 under the scorching sun of an Indian Summer an estimated 50,000 people gathered in Rochefort on the banks of the River Charente. The long anticipated event that drew them there was the departure of

Le Chemin de la Liberté

A wartime escape route over the Pyrenees into Spain. Each year, a guide leads a group along the trail to commemorate those who made it and those who did not.