French Culture

Shutters in Provence

The Shutters of Provence

I’m frequently asked why I titled my blog Shutters and Sunflowers. All throughout this enchanting...

Film Review: J’ai Perdu Mon Corps by Jérémy Clapin

This unusual and thought-provoking animation follows a severed hand which, having escaped from a dissection...
Catherine Vedder Zumba

A Perfect Match: Practice French with Online Zumba en Français

Zumba is a popular Latin dance-based fitness class that can burn 600+ calories a session....
Aveyron Gorges

What To See and Do in Tarn-et-Garonne

With lots of natural scenic splendour, this is a great place to get out and...

My Life in Paris: The Cat’s Whisker

Theadora considers the early influences on her 'you do you' mood board Startled by an elbow...
Entre Nous, Bohemian Chic in the 1960s and 1970s

Books: Entre Nous, Bohemian Chic in the 1960s and 1970s

As Paris fashion correspondent for prestigious publications such as Vogue, Glamour, Women’s Wear Daily and...

Accommodation in France

The imperial suite at the Ritz, Paris

Notorious Hotels with History in France

From Marie Antoinette’s execution to Coco Chanel’s eviction, they have been the offices of writers and the dens of thieves. Chloe Govan shares the...
Vendée Holiday Le Vieux Café

Planning a Summer in France? Stay with Vendée Holiday Cottages

About Vendée Holiday Cottages Imagine miles of clean sandy beaches, sunny days & fun for all the family. This is exactly what the Vendée department...
L'espirit

Where to Stay and Eat in the Charente Valley

Our choice of hotels and restaurants to enjoy during your trip along this beautiful river Related articles: High Spirits in the Charente Valley Top 12 Cultural...
Hôtel Lutetia

Elevation to Palace Status

Two recently restored historic hotels – both recipients of the coveted Palace distinction – exemplify their neighbourhoods on opposite sides of the Seine and...

Retreat into Wellness in Saint-Rémy de Provence

Immerse yourself in art and nature in this history-laden town in the Alpilles. Nestling between Avignon and Arles, Saint-Rémy de Provence, the birthplace of...

Top 5 Places in France to Visit on your Motorhome Holiday

With such diverse landscapes and locations, it can be hard to know where your motorhome adventure around France should take you. Famous cities, hidden...
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