Aug 222020
 
French Films And Their Locations

Many film buffs rate the French film industry for being bold and evocative, largely thanks to the Nouvelle Vague movement of the 1950s, which rejected traditional film-making conventions in favour of a more experimental style. Certain French films, however, can be credited with popularising the locations in which they’re set, introducing new areas both to […]

Jul 282020
 
Rick Stein's Secret France – A Journey To The Home Of Cuisine

In the popular BBC series Rick Stein’s Secret France, the Padstow-based celebrity chef takes a personal road trip around France, from Dieppe to Cassis, meeting restaurateurs and specialist producers, hoping to find that France is still the home of fine food, particularly if you look off the beaten track. The series is a glorious road […]

Apr 032018
 
The Hidden Villages Of The French Riviera

When we think of the French Riviera, or Cote d’Azur, we tend to picture the beautiful coastline, with its glamorous towns and picturesque settings inhabited by billionaires, royalty and celebrities. Yet venture inland a little and you’ll find plenty of towns and villages that offer a simpler and less expensive way of life, all within […]

Mar 012018
 
Expats On The French Riviera

By reputation, the French Riviera is a place for oligarchs and billionaires, socialites and celebrities – a place of decadence, glamour and stunning belle époque architecture. Less charitably, author Somerset Maugham once described it as a ‘sunny place for shady people’. But how true is all this today? Is the French Riviera seriously only for […]

Visiting The South OF France in Winter

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Dec 202011
 
Visiting The South OF France in Winter

­Visiting the south of France in winter is a great idea for anyone who is looking for a destination in Europe that is easy to get to and provides a wide selection of activities and entertainment. Whilst temperatures in the south of France do drop in winter (to between 6 and 13 degrees centigrade), they […]