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How to be English in France
By Alison Cummings on May 22 2017

Being English in France is not always easy.  From tense interactions during football matches  to the language barrier, you’ll find no shortage of potential gaffes for the average English visitor across the Channel. There have however been some who have pulled off the transition with grace and style, like the lovely Jane Birkin, an English actress who took France by storm... Read More

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Three great reasons to visit Provence
By Alison Cummings on May 18 2017

From the art and culture to the wonderful gastronomy and renowned beautiful weather, the South of France makes the perfect destination for either a short break or a longer summer holiday. With a wealth of historic buildings, breathtaking scenery and fun activities, there’s something to please even the youngest members of the family. If you’re having trouble deciding how to spend your t... Read More

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French summer holidays - why even teenagers love it!
By Alison Cummings on May 16 2017

It’s every parent’s worst holiday nightmare....a begrudging teenager, dragged along on a family holiday. As a country where culture and sport collide, France offers something really special for teenagers, a melting pot of festivals, sports, music and fashion. Here are just 7 of the many opportunities France can offer to a teenager on holiday… 1.  First up are the famous Fr... Read More

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French inventions that changed the world
By Alison Cummings on May 12 2017

When we think of inventions that changed the world, we don’t normally think of France, and yet France is the birthplace of a surprisingly large number of inventions that we all depend upon today. Many of France’s inventions have just made life more comfortable or fun, but some of them changed the world for the better and revolutionised our lives. This article looks at the five mos... Read More

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Top Ten things to do in the Auvergne
By Alison Cummings on May 11 2017

Despite being situated right in the heart of France, the Auvergne region is sometimes overlooked as a truly exciting holiday destination in favour of more obvious cities and seaside breaks. However, this area of amazing natural beauty, thriving with culture and history, is quickly becoming the best-kept secret of French holiday locations. With so much to see and do, this is a holiday destination... Read More

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France on the big screen
By Alison Cummings on May 7 2017

France is the birthplace of modern day cinema, with many artistic and influential movements beginning here. The industry began in the late 19th and early 20th Century’s and today France’s film industry is one of the highest grossing, and most renowned in the world. From its inception, French cinema has always pushed the boundaries and included several prestigious cinematic m... Read More

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