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Why is Antibes so popular among Brits?

Over the past two centuries, it’s as if British people have invaded the Côte d’Azur, creating a real parallel society. Probably to flee the rain and cold of Blighty, they particularly like the South of France. For many, the French Riviera is the perfect area to enjoy the sun and warmth of the beautiful country of France. Not just a holiday destination, some British people even come to the area to settle permanently and to benefit from the renowned quality of life. Read more »

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The countryside comes to Paris!

When you think of the French countryside, certain images may spring to mind: vast sunflower fields, rolling hills, fresh water springs, and the sight of grazing cows in the Limousin. Now imagine all of this in Paris. Yes, the countryside is coming to Paris for 9 days only!

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Top 6 things to do on Valentine’s Day in Paris

Originally a Christian feast day, the 14th of February is the day to celebrate love. In France, it is estimated that around 60% of the population celebrate this day every year.

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Mardi-Gras – Pancake Tuesday

Mardi-Gras, known as Fat Tuesday in French, marks the beginning of Lent. It is synonymous with carnivals, colours, masks, confetti and parties! Discover our Top 7 places to go in France to celebrate it!

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Top 5 places to spend Christmas in France

It’s the plus merveilleux time of the year, have you ever thought of spending it in the plus merveilleux country in the world? Here’s our list of the top places to spend Christmas in France, do let us know if you’re spending it anywhere exciting that hasn’t made our list!

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It’s Beaujolais Nouveau time!

It’s that time of year again, Beaujolais Nouveau day is just around the corner! When the clock strikes midnight on 19th November, this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau vintage will be uncorked, served and sold all over the world. Read more »

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Where can you celebrate Halloween in France this year?

Long established in Ireland, the UK and the US, it would be fair to say that Halloween is not quite as widely celebrated in France as abroad. However, change is afoot, albeit slowly, and each year more events crop up for young and old alike to celebrate the autumnal feast. We’ve made a round-up of some of the spookiest Halloween events happening all over France this year. Read more »

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Choc-Horror, or Paris and chocolate are always a good idea

-Knock Knock

-“Who’s there?”

-“TRICK OR TREAT!!!” Read more »

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L’art de vivre on the French Riviera

What is l’art de vivre? Firstly it’s so French a phrase that we decided to keep the original in English. The French art of living is renowned over the world; the country welcomes 83 million tourists per year, eager to get their annual booster of that je ne sais quoi, scores of people from all over the world dream of leaving behind their grey homelands and setting up over there.

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For a unique experience, visit the Baux de Provence

If you are lucky enough to be heading out to the Provence region in southern France this month, do not miss the spectacular village of Les Baux de Provence.
Set on the top of a rocky hill, the ruins of the Baux Chateau offer amazing views over the plains of Provence. The Provencal word “Bau” means craggy cliff and inspired the name of the Baux family, who built the Chateau in the 12th century. Listed as a heritage site, this is a must see if you’re in the area, it is said to be one of the most picturesque village in France.

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