Peach and Goat’s Cheese Puffs

The Berry region is renowned for the quality of its goat’s cheese, some of which has the AOC award normally given to wine. Crottin de Chavignol, Selles-sur-Cher, Saint Maure de Touraine and Valencay are…

Becoming a pest controller in France

Sylvia Edwards Davis talks to biker and ex-PI Robert Moon who, with wife Lesley, moved to the Cher département in the Centre Region. He’s the first Briton in France to become a qualified pest control or lutte contre les nuisibles professional…

Food specialities in Centre and Val de Loire

The Loire Valley area makes up one of the largest regions in metropolitan France, birthplace of writer François Rabelais and his most famous character, Gargantua – a giant with an enormous appetite and a taste for the local fouaces… Like pitta pockets spiced with saffron (Safran du

Annoix, memories of a French exchange

English heart, French soul… Linda Welch pens her memories of a French exchange in the Cher, where she first discovered her love for France.  Annoix is so much more than its entry in Wikipedia, ‘A commune in the Cher department in

What to eat and where: Centre

Specialities like Cendré d’Olivet (a cow’s milk cheese) and Pithiviers (a sweet puff pastry pie) take their names from the places where they are produced. But did you know that the famous French tarte tatin also originated here?

Events in Centre

From Amboise and Bourges to Tours and Vierzon, the Centre boasts a wide variety of music concerts, sporting events and festivals celebrating local heritage and gastronomy – something for everyone.

The Seine Side of Life

Maria Anton has written a book Going In Seine about why and how she came to buy an apartment in Paris, and her subsequent experiences in the City of Light. Here she gives FrenchEntrée visitors a comical insight into the nature and narrative of her story…

A late autumn recipe

Use the last of the pumpkins in this Berrichon recipe: Ingredients: Pâte briseé – shortcrust pastry – made with 300g flour, 150g butter, salt, small amount of water. One small pumpkin, pepper and salt, garlic …

Pate Berrichon

Image not found. This Indre speciality is made of minced meat with eggs, similar to a pork and egg pie. It is also known as Pate de Paques (Easter pie) but is eaten all year round in the Indre. If you don’t want to …

George Sand and the Vallee Noire

Image not found.This area of La Chatre, called the Vallee Noire, is dedicated to the memory of George Sand. She spent much of her time at Nohant Chateau. Bought by her grandmother, in 1793, it is now designated a national monument to commemorate this…

George Sand – 19th century novelist with modern ideas

George Sand, (1804–1876), whose real name was Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin, was a woman ahead of her time whose works and lifestyle were both controversial and fascinating to her national and international audiences. She defied the conventions of the time by smoking ….

Property Guide – Centre

Thinking of buying a property in Centre? This article is an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.

Property Guide – Centre

Thinking of buying a property in Centre? This article is an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.