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Chalabre Property

Why buying property in and around Chalabre, with nearby lakes, castles and stunning views of the Pyrenees, makes for a great investment!

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Easter in France

During Easter in France, chocolate eggs are just as popular as chocolate fish and bells, as you may have noticed from the irresistible displays in shop windows.

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A property guide to Normandy

Thinking of buying a property in Normandy? This article is an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, access, property styles and prices. Start your search today!

Touring Languedoc-Roussillon in a classic car

Guy Hibbert fulfils a long-held ambition, driving a classic Italian sports car on a 36-hour road trip through Languedoc-Roussillon, leisurely taking in the area’s hugely pleasurable range of seafood, wines, mountains and medieval architecture along the way…

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Black truffles from the Languedoc

The black truffle, also known as the ‘black pearl’ or ‘black diamond’ of the kitchen, is one of the most expensive edible mushrooms in the world. It is harvested from November to February not just in the Perigord, but also in a number of other regions where conditions are favourable, and that includes the Languedoc and Provence.

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Learning how to taste wine

Wine is a complex beverage, or at least it should be, and to understand a wine’s complexity and depth you need to analyze it.

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

10 of the best French foods

10 of the best: French classics ◗ Baguette – It goes without saying, but you can never tire of this most français of French staples. When in France, don’t go a day without one… ◗ Crêpes – These thin Breton pancakes

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

À votre santé! Fantastic French cuisine

The world of French cuisine – where do we begin? In this country of culinary delights, each time of the day is well catered for. The entire nation awakes to the divine scent of freshly baked baguettes and silky butter croissants, bitter

Taste of the terroir: The Île d’Oléron

The Île d’Oléron, off the west coast of the Charente-Maritime region, boasts a lengthy tradition of gastronomy. Daily markets take place all over the island, from the towns of Saint-Denis and Saint-Georges to La Bréeles-Bains and Dolus, showcasing over 90

Dijon Mustard

“There is no mustard except in Dijon”. Purist gourmands will agree that this 14th-century Lillois proverb rings just as true today, although mustard itself dates back to Roman times. Dijon mustard as we now know it didn’t appear until the

French seasonal dish …raclette

In our continuing series of delicious recipes using a seasonal star ingredient, for January British chef in France, Chris Lacey, rustles up a quick Menu Rapide and a slower A La Carte dish with tasty raclette cheese

The food and drink of Rhône-Alpes

Home to the country’s ‘gastronomic capital’, Lyon, as well as famous Alpine resorts such as Méribel and Chambéry, the Rhône-Alpes region has plenty to offer in the way of hearty, traditional dishes, as well as innovative Michelin quality menus.

Peak Demand for Oyster Farmers in France

It’s not a French Christmas or Réveillon without oysters, and these two weeks account for 69% of annual revenue for oyster farmers. Despite reports earlier this year of a mystery disease killing off oysters in droves, and an expected increase

Claude Monet, Camille Monet on a Garden Bench, 1873 ©WLA Met Museum

Word of the Week: Le Flâneur

“The lover of life makes the whole world his family”, said Baudelaire of the true flâneur, the emblematic Parisian urban observer. You can find them ambling on the banks of the Seine, strolling along the boulevards, or in the unrushed

First Siesta Bar opens in Paris

A French twist on a Japanese concept, a restorative pit stop is now available to tired tourists or stressed locals. The location at the Opera area, where there’s plenty of office buildings and huge shopping emporiums like Galeries Printemps or

Buying a new build in France, a real story

‘New build’ refers to property that is built by a developer, and which is then offered for sale. Other phrases such as ‘off-plan’ and ‘new developments’ mean essentially the same thing. Here is a true account about buying new build in France…

Taste of the Terroir: Lorraine

There’s more to Lorraine than its famous quiche, which would struggle to contain all the smoked meats and cheeses typical in this part of France. The region’s mountains, forests and vineyards all contribute to the local gastronomy.

Taste of the terroir: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Situated between the sea and the farmlands of the Avesnois and the Monts des Flandres, Nord-Pas de Calais offers an unexpected cuisine which will delight the palate of the adventurous in quest of lovely culinary surprises.

MGM’s new lakeside homes

The popularity of new residential developments around Lake Annecy in the Haute Savoie region of France has prompted the developer to draw up plans for several other new schemes close to what has been dubbed ‘the cleanest lake in Europe.’

Real-life Story: Buying in Sanary-sur-Mer

Sue Aitken owns a flat in Sanary-sur-Mer, a town in Provence that she discovered as a student. Here Sue tells FrenchEntrée how the town has managed to retain its charm over the years and why she decided to buy the first property she saw.

School children made to eat meat

Since the French government revised its rules in October on what could be served in school canteens, vegetarians have expressed concern that six million school children are now obliged to eat animal products.

Finding French food in Sydney

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.

The Dordogne and its caves

Image not found.The famous Dordogne caves (grottes) are situated at various sites throughout the region. Created originally by glaciation and water erosion, they take many forms and are fascinating for all ages.

Ski property near Chamonix

Plans for a new development of ski apartments close to Chamonix have been unveiled by MGM. The Résidence Le Tétras Lyre, named after the Black Grouse that frequent the area, will comprise eight two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Join a sports group near you

If you miss the opportunity to play cricket or are just looking to make some new friends, expats around the country have set up clubs to help make sure you are enjoying life in France.

Dream French Meal

We were invited to the kind of French meal you see in films. A couple from a neighbouring village asked us over…

Eating Out in Dieppe

Fancy dining out in Dieppe? Rob Silverstone, author of best-selling novel A Mule in Rouen tells us about some of his favourite eateries in Dieppe’s ‘Le Pollet’ district – guaranteed to tickle your taste buds….

Fish & Chips In France

When FrenchEntrée-Limousin discovered there was a new mobile fish and chip shop opening in the Limousin, we didn’t need asking twice to go and found out for ourselves …

The Celtic Herbalist’s Gardens

Image not found.The Celtic Herbalist’s gardens are developing on the four and a half acres around a farmstead upon one of the limestone plateaux (or causses) in the Midi, near Toulouse, in S.W. France.

The Celtic Herbalist – March Update

Image not found.Welcome to an update of the work in progress at The Celtic Herbalist’s gardens which are developing on a four and a half acre site on the Causses (limestone plateaux), near Toulouse, in S.W. France.

Burgundy’s parks and gardens

Looking for a breath of fresh air? French Entrée takes a stroll around the many parks and gardens available in the Yonne.