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Best value MAPS of FRANCE, and keeping the children amused

How to retire to France with financial peace of mind

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

Anyone recently retired or approaching retirement is entering a new and exciting phase in life. While some worry retirement will be boring, many embrace the freedom it offers. If you have chosen to retire in France, you probably fall into the latter category!

France certainly offers a beneficial […]

Your reading for January, from Susan Keefe

High Heels and Beetle Crushers by Jackie Skingley Jackie Skingley, the author of this fascinating memoir begins by taking her readers back to her earliest recollections, bitter sweet childhood memories of Christmas 1944 in Reigate, Surrey. Immediately, through her vivid descriptive writing I was catapulted back through the decades to wartime Britain. I could almost […]

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December in Le Jardin Champetre

Manish’s predictions for December babies

Sagittarius (22 November – 21 December) – You can achieve the goals you set for yourselves, and are rewarded for the good work you have done to get what you want. Some of you could experience setbacks, and feel that your goals are more unattainable than ever before. Your success or failure is tied […]

Does French wine pair well with space?

A dozen bottles of fine French wine sent to space to age for one year

A European start-up sent a dozen bottles of Bordeaux to the International Space Station to find out. The wine was sent up from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia last month. It will remain at the space station […]

A reason to put Valençay on your bucket list for next year

 

Cultivated and highly intelligent, the Prince de Talleyrand was a very gifted and versatile man. Well known for his involvement in events that occurred in France from the revolutionary period to the reign of Louis-Philippe, he was also a great active and influential lord in his domain of Valençay.

Born to a poor […]

A good reason to visit Nîmes in May

On Friday 1st, Saturday 2, and Sunday 3 May, 500 re-enactors from France, Italy, Croatia, and Germany converge on the Amphitheatre of Nîmes, an exceptional venue, to participate in the Great Roman Games, a unique event that has become the biggest historical re-enactment of ancient history in Europe, in the finest surviving Roman amphitheatre […]

Getting the accent right !

 

By Nick da Costa

Just doing a trawl through car websites and found this gem on Citroen’s. Call me pedantic, but if a French company can’t get the accent right on ‘premiere’, what hope is there? You have to believe the odd French Citroen exec might have glanced at the Brit website, but […]

A family Christmas for 15 in A Landmark Trust Property

Experience the Tudor life

This is a medieval and Tudor house of the highest status. The outstanding joinery of its arch-braced and moulded ceilings and screens is of a quality to rival the more famous Cotehele. Wortham Manor was built and then remodelled by a junior branch of the great Devon family of Dinham, […]