New Issue of Frenchentrée Magazine out Now!

We are delighted to announce that the new edition of FrenchEntrée Magazine is out now, and it’s as packed as ever with delightful travel, lifestyle and property features from all over France. There’s plenty of seasonal fare to enjoy, including

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Education in France – a Teenage Perspective

A guest post from our man in Cognac, Graham Downie I’ve just read this excellent blog post from one of me fellow FrenchEntrée property finders. Val Walmsley runs Poitou Property Services and recounts a conversation she had with a young lady who came to

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…

A man with his dog

Dog Links

A new organization has been set up working across France to help rehome dogs, many of whom have had a terrible past, some of who are no longer able to live with their current owners through no fault of their own and some who face certain death within the over stretched SPA pounds.Please take a minute to read through the information from dog links, even if you are not in a position to offer a dog a permanent home there are still many things you can do to help.

From New Zealand to new French home

In anticipation of their first child, Charlize, Andy McKenna and Rachael Hale left New Zealand to set up a new home in France. Like many people before them, the plan was to buy a place that required minimal work, although it didn’t quite work out like that says Andy…

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Restoring Wooden Shutters

Renovating a farmhouse is a labour of love for many expatriates in France and properties with character features like original wooden shutters are some of the most sought after – give them the attention they deserve and they’ll reward you for many years to come.

ASHA – Helping horses and donkeys

The Association Saint Hippolyte Aquitaine (ASHA for short) is a horse charity in France named after an Italian priest who since the Middle Ages has been considered a patron saint of horses. ASHA aims to eradicate psychological problems so that horses can be re-introduced to society and fulfil a useful life as a working animal.

From Nice to Mougins – Part 1

What do you do when you return to a familiar French city? Try something different, of course. FrenchEntrée Magazine Editor Justin Postlethwaite heads south for a three-part tour of the Riviera…

Dog walking club

Dog Walking with Les Chiens De Figeac

I started volunteering at the Figeac dog refuge not long ago. I hesitated before getting in contact with them as I was worried about the old ‘tugging at the heart strings’ syndrome. With two dogs and two cats already, I know my limits but was afraid that I would end up bringing another young scamp home…

Tick Fever in dogs

The purpose of this article is to outline how this disease carried by ticks can affect dogs and what we can do to reduce the possibility of infection. The main tick borne disease of south west France is known by several names – Babesiosis, Piroplasmosis, Tick Fever.

French Walnut Oil

One of the Périgord region’s finest gastronomic products is undoubtedly the glorious walnut oil. Its deep and divine scent and flavours do miraculous things to ripe tomatoes, salads, cold meats, charcuterie and vegetables. Having been tempted up a steep track by…

Bloody Delicious

Black pudding and boudin noir ‘Boudin noir‘ sounds so romantic, but these French blood sausages certainly not glamorous objects! They are basically the black pudding of France, and a good example of the charcuterie ethos; use every last bit of

French Hair Salons

It’s okay, open the door and enter! Getting your favourite cut, colour or perm is only a translation away… Maya O’Riordan gives her insight into the French Salon Experience.

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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.

French cheese by a French girl!

The vast selection on offer at cheese stalls throughout the region can be quite daunting, Emilie Broudy-Masson tells us the best way to enjoy French cheese and has a few suggestions on where to start……….

Volunteers CSF France

Cancer Support Limousin

The charity organization Cancer Support France has been set up to help English speaking sufferers of the disease. They provide much needed support at a very difficult time. CSF is now hoping to start a branch in Creuse, Limousin….

Segala – Viaur Property Guide

This is also called the land of the 100 valleys. This is a rural area with spectacular, unspoilt countryside dotted with thick stone-walled 17th- to 19th century cottages, barns and farms which have been fully or partially restored or are still waiting to be converted.

Reading Groups in the Lot and Quercy

We recently caught up with Nicole Killick at Books and Company in Gourdon and she told us about their popular and expanding reading groups and the Christmas social event in the shop which has the added bonus of a 5% discount on any books purchased.

How to cope with a travel sick dog

You love bringing your dog to France but as soon at he or she sees the car they start to fret and the journey becomes fraught with problems. What can you do? Vet Arielle Griffiths gives some advice…

Identichipping your pet

If you’re going to bring your pet to France from the UK it will need to be identichipped. Vet Arielle Griffiths explains what the process involves for your pet and how to get the right kind of micro-chip for travel to France

Houses to inspire you…

Decorating your house and in need of some inspiration? Then take a look at our new section – gorgeous houses in France with ideas to steal!

Gardening Observations for June

June has got to be the month of the rose. Everywhere you go now there are roses in full bloom, some of the most delightful peering over the tops of old stone walls. Roses are resilient plants – we know of abandoned houses that are almost ruins …

Gardening Observations for July

“Summer time and the living is easy”. July is the month when you can reap the benefits of all the hard work that you have put in May and June. With the heat the grass isn’t growing, so the mower only needs to come out once every week or ten days to top the weeds…

Gardening Observations for June

June has got to be the month of the rose. Everywhere you go now there are roses in full bloom, some of the most delightful peering over the tops of old stone walls. Roses are resilient plants – we know of abandoned houses that are almost ruins …

Gardening Observations for July

“Summer time and the living is easy”. July is the month when you can reap the benefits of all the hard work that you have put in May and June. With the heat the grass isn’t growing, so the mower only needs to come out once every week or ten days to top the weeds…

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What to Consider When Buying a Luxury Paris Flat

The majority of property for sale in the centre of Paris is desirable to foreigners – most is old and romantic and conjures up images of a world gone-by. Nonetheless, not everybody is content to be wooed by a small pied-à-terre, some investors are looking for that something special and Paris is certainly the place to look.

Eating out in Normandy

Ah, La Belle Normandie, a haven for foodies! But before enjoying that welcomed taste of Paradise, some questions may need to be answered.
How on earth can one get one’s head around the vocabulary? What does it all mean? Sinéad Allart of the Wilde Kitchen helps you find out …

Normandy Oysters

Love them or hate them, no Christmas table in Normandy is complete without them.

Great value, great taste …….. Aphrodisiac?

Let us know what YOU think!!!

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French National Anthem: La Marseillaise

The french national anthem “La Marseillaise” got its name during the French revolution because it was sung by troops from Marseille upon arriving in Paris. Here are the words in French and English.

Les Chats du Quercy – Quercy Cats

Every year sees sharp rises in cats abandoned at our gates and those cruelly dumped in rubbish bins. Statistics say that less than 5% of cats and kittens abandoned in this way are ever found….

A Year in Normandy

Find out how one couple who had no intentions of buying a property abroad fell in love with a picture of a Norman-stlye cottage in an Estate Agent’s window… and ended up buying it the same day on a coup de coeur!

New Build in the Aude & Pyrenees Orientales

New Build in the Aude and Pyrénées-Orientales

Foreign buyers are beginning to discover that not only can new build properties be much cheaper than a renovation project, with the advantage of a house at the end of it that exactly meets your requirements, they can also ooze character and style.

Les Halles de Narbonne

Wandering round Narbonne’s famous indoor food market, your senses are hit with myriad pleasures: the opulent and heady aromas of freshly ground coffee, the inviting homely waft of croissants straight out of the oven, the buzz of morning banter from the stall holders chatting with the regulars…
“Les Halles de Narbonne”

Les Halles de Narbonne

Wandering round Narbonne’s famous indoor food market, your senses are hit with myriad pleasures: the opulent and heady aromas of freshly ground coffee, the homely waft of croissants in the oven, the buzz of morning banter…

New Build Limousin

A New Build Property in the Limousin

We British, much to the bafflement and amusement of the French, have been busy buying up old stone houses and barns for total renovation or at best modernisation. Attracted by the character, charm and of course the prices of these old houses which have stood for centuries…

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Hearse and Carriage?

Dozens apply each year for permission to marry dead people under a law created during World War I. Over the years, hundreds of requests have been granted

Full of Eastern Promise

Image not found.Camelias really cannot fail to add a touch of class to any garden at this time of year. It was the monks in rich Buddhist and Daoist monasteries …

Problems with Weeds?

Image not found.A perpetual problem in Brittany (and everywhere I reckon!) being surrounded by farmland certainly doesn’t help! I’ve never seen weeds like it here – 8 years of a garden …

Gardening in the Quercy Part 2

In the second of two articles, Lindsay Nixon takes up the tale of her garden with the selection of flowers and vegetables that will be able to grow in the unpromising soil and harsh climate of the Causses du Quercy.

Doing up your Maison Secondaire

One thing is certain when looking for a maison secondaire …you can get really carried away with the choice of properties … and even more their POTENTIAL. When we were really seriously starting to discuss what we could do with a vast mill complex, I realised that it just had to stop. Doing it up would be a lifetime’s work. Doing it up at about 6 weeks a year would take longer than a lifetime …