Christmas in France – love it or hate it?

Christmas in France – love it or hate it?

I happened upon a post in a “Brits in France” Facebook group a few weeks ago in which a lady asked the group, “Does anyone else hate Christmas in France? Nowhere does Christmas quite like Blighty.” This post jumped out at me but not because I agree with her... read more
Could You Repeat That Please?

Could You Repeat That Please?

Jane Hunt, French resident for 7 years, provides some advice on improving your French listening skills: As a teenager, I was on holiday in France with my parents in the windy Vendée and I needed to buy a hair clip. I looked up the word, “barrette”, in the dictionary... read more
France je t’aime, but not your bureaucracy!

France je t’aime, but not your bureaucracy!

There are so many things that I love about my life in France that I almost feel like I could write a list as long as J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings! I love the smell of fresh croissants in the morning and the view of the Eiffel Tower from my desk. I... read more