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Top Five Cool Things Happening at Les Pastras in 2020

Bonjour, friends! We have a big year ahead of us and are excited to bring you all the news from our little farm in Provence.

Feature story. We were recently featured in an article by the incredible Bridgett Leslie on Vocal Media. If you want to read all about how we first met and […]

For the Few Who Own the Finest – seen as the French alternative to a Rolls Royce.

 

 

Facel was a French manufacturer of automobiles from 1954 to 1964. The company was named after the original metal stamping company FACEL, and the company’s first model, the Vega, named after the star, was introduced at the 1954 Paris Auto Show.

The cars were advertised with the slogan For the Few Who […]

Cycle to a Chateaux

 

La Loire à Vélo (The Loire by Bike) cycle trail is one of the most attractive ways to discover the treasures of the Loire Valley. From one château to the next, follow the course of the Loire as you pedal along 900 km of perfectly signposted and well-surfaced paths and roads to its […]

How France is setting its sights on the international whisky market

Reprinted from The Local

France is known for producing some of the best wines in the world. Now they have set their sights on nipping into the international whisky market.

“Not many of our clients are surprised that French whisky exists,” says Matthieu Acar, a whisky salesman and French whisky specialist at La Maison […]

France to Morocco

 

2 hours to Morocco from £17 – and that’s a return price (last month’s prices)

Direct flights from Paris, Nantes, Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille to Casablanca. Royal Air Maroc is a leading airline in Africa since its creation in 1957. With a young fleet of 59 aircraft, the company serves more than 105 destinations […]

Why ‘going green’ may land you in hot water in France

Reprinted from the Local

Putting forward a plan for a greener world doesn’t seem like something many people would want to argue with, but when the city of Paris did just that – it ruffled some feathers.

But this argument is nothing to do with the environmental merits of scooters v bikes or whether […]

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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 […]

Publishing on 1st September – Issue 90

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Book Reviews for September by Susan Keefe

Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table, Book One (Champagne, Alsace, Lorraine, and Paris regions) (The Savoring the Olde Ways Series)

by Carole Bumpus

Carole Bumpus a retired family therapist and the author of this absorbing book has within its pages shared her abundance of experiences which she and her husband Winston enjoyed […]