Secret gardens of the Loire: La Chatonnière

Head to the heart of the Loire, where a château visit rewards you not with one garden but 12. La Chatonnière in Azay-le Rideau has an ecelectic range of beautiful jardins, including the Garden of Fragrance and the intriguing Theatre of Impertinence.

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

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Boeuf Bourguignon: a French classic

Want to impress your friends? Why not try out the most famous of all French dishes, le Boeuf Bourguignon? Here’s a tried and tested recipe.

Bonnes Vacances July Edition out Soon!

Some great news – we are putting the finishing touches to the July edition (pictured above) of our fab interactive digital magazine Bonnes Vacances. It’s a FREE online mag featuring great last-minute holiday deals, inspirational holiday ideas from the French

Following the Trend

A brief guest bloglet from Alison Morton, our property finder in the Loire: The Notaires de France website records prices paid for different sizes of property down to sector level in each department. Averaged prices cannot reflect local individual details of commune,

French Property South of the River Loire

This month, Alison Morton, our Property Finder for the Loire area, provides us with a guest post on French properties south of the river… Think Loire Valley, think River Loire? Not necessarily. Away from the river itself lies some of

La Cucina di Terresa

Looking for a homespun hands-on cooking class in Paris, offering vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free dishes that celebrate seasonal, local, organic fruits and vegetables, try La Cucina di Terresa. more…

Succulent scallops cooked in the Loire

You can find a mouthwatering selection of seafood throughout the Pays de la Loire.
Two of the finest chefs in the region share their recipe for a dish ideal as either a starter or a special lunch treat. Enjoy.

Delicious soup from the Loire

This is a great soup any time of year. It also makes a good starter served with baby poppadoms or curried croutons. If you would like it to be spicier, then simply add more spices at the appropriate stage.

Loire chicken in Parma ham

This dish is a lovely winter warmer and extremely easy and quick to prepare.
As a summer dish, the addition of a crisp green salad would be an ideal accompaniment.

English listening service in France

SOS Help is a listening service for English speakers in France. Whatever the problem, they are there to take your call every day from 3pm to 11pm. Your call is confidential, you remain anonymous and listeners are non-judgmental.

Cricket in the Pays de la Loire

IF you’re stumped for ideas on getting fit this summer, why not give cricket a try? You might even bump into Mick Jagger. The sound of willow on leather may be more associated with an English village green, but you can also play right here in the Pays de la Loire.

English-speaking notaries in the Loire

What does a notaire do?
Anyone buying in the Pays de la Loire will immediately come across the local notaire.
This is the person responsible for arranging the legal formalities of your property purchase or sale. …

Regional Snapshot – The Lot et Garonne

Glorious Aquitaine, fabled land of many rivers, once stretched from the Loire valley to the Pyrenees, that was many years ago when it was a rich, medieval dukedom, when Eleanor was its Duchess and her court attracted the greatest troubadours of the age…

Rhone-Alpes Nightlife, Bars, Cafes and Pubs

Please select a Rhone-Alpes Cafe, Bar, Disco or Pub from our directory of entertainment establishments and venues in the Rhone-Alpes region. You can also search via departments of Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie, Isere, Loire, Rhone and Savoie.

Rhone-Alpes Other Services

Can’t find what you need in the Rhone-Alpes Local Business Directory? Here we list all the other companies which are featured in the FrenchEntrée Rhone-Alpes Local Business directory. You can also search via the departments of the Ain, Ardeche, Drome,

Rhone-Alpes Arts and Crafts

Please select a Rhone-Alpes Arts and Crafts company/business from our list of directory search results below for Arts and Crafts specialists in the Rhone-Alpes region and the departments of Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie, Isere, Loire, Rhone and Savoie.

Rhone-Alpes Pets, Animals and Vets

Please select a pets, animals or vets service in Rhone-Alpes from the FrenchEntrée Rhone-Alpes business directory. We list vets and pets services to help you find all the information you need to keep your pets and animals healthy in the

Rhone-Alpes Builders and Renovation Companies

Please select a Rhone-Alpes builder or a Rhone-Alpes renovation specialist from our list of directory search results below for renovation companies and builders in the Rhone-Alpes region and the departments of Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie, Isere, Loire, Rhone and

Rhone-Alpes Plumbers and Electricians

Please select a Plumber or Electrician in the Rhone-Alpes region from our directory list of Rhone-Alpes Plumbers and Rhone-Alpes Electricians. You can also search via the departments of Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie, Isere, Loire, Rhone and Savoie.

Rhone-Alpes Computer Services and Repairs

Please select a Rhone-Alpes computer service from our list of directory search results. Featuring Rhone-Alpes computer services, computer repairs and specialists who will be able to deal with any IT or Internet problem that you might have. You can also

Rhone-Alpes Property Management

Please select a Rhone-Alpes property management company or service provider from the FrenchEntrée Rhone-Alpes Business Directory. You can find a list of companies which specialise in property management and property services. You can also search via the departments of Ain,

Rhone-Alpes Removals and Storage

Please select a Rhone-Alpes removals or storage company from the FrenchEntrée Rhone-Alpes Business Directory. The companies listed below will be able to help with all your storage needs and removals requirements. You can also search via the departments of the

Rhone-Alpes Food and Drink

Please select a Rhone-Alpes food and drink company or business from our Aquitaine business directory. You can also search via the departments of Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie, Isere, Loire, Rhone and Savoie.

Rhone-Alpes Restaurants

Please select a Rhone-Alpes restaurant from the FrenchEntrée Rhone-Alpes business directory. Make sure that you find the perfect venue when you eat out in the Aquitaine region. You can search via the departments of the Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie,

Rhone-Alpes Health and Wellbeing

Please select a Rhone-Alpes Health and Wellbeing company or business from our list of Health and Wellbeing specialists in the Rhone-Alpes region. You can also search via the departments of Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie, Isere, Loire, Rhone and Savoie.

Rhone-Alpes Shops and Stores

The FrenchEntrée Rhone-Alpes local business directory features a wide selection of shops that are located in the Rhone-Alpes region. We feature convenience stores, grocers, supermarkets, butchers, bakers, bookshops and electrical stores. You can also search via the departments of Ain,

Rhone-Alpes Helping Hands

Please select a Rhone-Alpes Helping Hands from our business directory of Helping Hands located in the Rhone-Alpes region or with a knowledge of the Rhone-Alpes region. You can also search via the departments of the Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie,

Rhone-Alpes Sport and Leisure

The FrenchEntrée Rhone-Alpes directory features a list of sport and leisure businesses and services in the Rhone-Alpes. From sport centres to sporting equipment suppliers we have the departments of Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie, Isere, Loire, Rhone and Savoie covered.

Rhone-Alpes Home and Garden Services and Companies

Please select a Rhone-Alpes Home and Garden company from our list of garden and home services and businesses which operate in the Rhone-Alpes region. Covering house repairs, gardening, home improvements, pest control, tree specialists, lawn cutting and hedge cutting across

Rhone-Alpes Hotels and Accommodation

Please select a Rhone-Alpes hotel or accommodation service from our Rhone-Alpes business directory. We feature hotels and lodgings in the departments of Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie, Isere, Loire, Rhone and Savoie.

Rhone-Alpes Satellite, TV and Telecoms

Featuring the satellite tv and telecom companies and businesses which operate in the Rhone-Alpes region. Find your satelllite tv installer or telecoms specialist to make sure that you can keep update with the latest technology demands. To aid your search

Rhone-Alpes Language Services, Translations and Courses

Please select a Rhone-Alpes language service business from the Rhone-Alpes business directory. Featuring translation services, language courses and language service businesses. You can also search via the departments of Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie, Isere, Loire, Rhone and Savoie..

Rhone-Alpes Utilities

Find the Rhone-Alpes utilities businesses and utilities specialists which are located in the Rhone-Alpes region with the FrenchEntrée Rhone-Alpes Business Directory. To aid your search you can search via the departments of the Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie, Isere, Loire,

Rhone-Alpes Architects and Rhone-Alpes Suveyors

Please select a Rhone-Alpes Arhcitect or Surveyor from our list of directory search results below for surveyors and architects in the Normandy region and the departments of Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie, Isere, Loire, Rhone and Savoie.

Beaujolais wine in the Saone et Loire

Did you know that certain Grand Cru Beaujolais wines are actually grown, harvested and produced in Burgundy? The transition between the Maçonnais area and Beaujolais is difficult to decipher, …

Burgundy Bresse chicken

Bresse poultry is the only poultry in France that has an AOC (appellation of Quality). Here’s your chance to give the turkey a rest until next Christmas and try le poulet de Bresse à la crème…

Property Guide Auvergne

Départements:Allier (03), Cantal (15), Haute-Loire (43), Puy-de-Dôme (63)
Do you like the great outdoors and dramatic landscapes on your doorstep? Do you want to avoid expat enclaves and well-trodden tourist …