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All About France #29

Gosh am I glad I have something to keep me busy this morning...when this edition of All About France goes live my Teen will be sitting his first exam of the bac (A level equivalent - end of high school exams). I'm sure I'm more nervous than he is!  So here we are, the 29th edition of #AllAboutFrance, back to entertain me and keep my mind off exam fever, and hopefully entertain you too! 

All About France UNESCO

May is all about long weekends in France; for the first one we went to Genoa but couldn't find anywhere to stay so came home!  The second one saw us glued to voting and elections, and the third one took us off to visit a couple of incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites, which inspired the post I've linked up today.  We have a 4th and final long weekend next weekend (yes it's true, read all about the public holidays in May here) when we'll be hunkering down and promoting good revision/exam conditions.  We also had our annual fête des voisins, a nationwide neighbourhood party.


Thanks to everyone who linked up last month, it was quite a bumper session with lots of new people joining in.  Great to see, however, yet again it came to my attention that very few people participate fully, ie YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO COMMENT ON SEVERAL OTHER BLOGS including mine and ideally share them too!  I was contacted by a couple of people expressing disappointment with the level of interaction. I'm disappointed too (not even everyone read/commented on mine, the host!) but other than rant here, which I don't enjoy, there's nothing I can do.  Please, if you link up, then play fair.  COMMENT, SHARE and create blogging love!

A special shout out to some favourites from last month:

A week in the Pays Basque by The French Village Diaries

Help ban wild animals in circuses by A Green and Rosie Life

3 dreamy neighborhoods to wander in Paris by La Vie en C-Rose

Destination Souvigny by Deep Heart of France

Pop over and have a read if you haven't already.


What is All About France?

All About France is a monthly blog linky, linking up blog posts about France.  These posts can be freshly scribbled or from your archives as a way of bringing new life to an old article.  There is no date limit and the only rule for subject matter is that it is about France in some way.  This can mean French language, French food, French style, French literature, expat life in France, French expats abroad or travel in France among other things.  The linky opens on the 1st Thursday of each month and stays open for a week.

Here's how to join in the fun:

• You can link up one post, old or new as long as it's about France/French.
• Please make sure you include the All About France badge at the bottom of your post or in the sidebar of your blog, or a hyper-link back to me (the code is below).
• Please comment on (my) the host's posts and at least two others, the more the merrier. Blog linkies only work if you're generous with your comments and shares.
• Please use the hashtag #AllAboutFrance when sharing on social media and in your comments.
• Don't forget you can join the Pinterest board and pin your post to it for extra exposure.

***Join in the fun on Instagram, use the hashtag #AllAboutFrance (and follow me @fibitee) and I'll share your picture.  Like/comment on other pictures with the hashtag***

Grab the #AllAboutFrance badge here
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For more information on All About France you can take a look at the introductory post I wrote here. This linky will stay open for a whole week and the next one will be on Thursday 6th July. 




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  • Guest
    Diane lundi, 05 juin 2017

    Thanks so much for hosting, as always!

  • Guest
    CatherineRose lundi, 05 juin 2017

    Thank you for mentioning my post on Paris! I had fun writing it. I missed linking up this month (we just moved to San Francisco and it's been a whirlwind!) but I will plan to link up in July!

  • Guest
    Abigail from Fresh French vendredi, 02 juin 2017

    Hey everyone, it's the first time I join the linkup #AllaboutFrance as my blog is pretty new though I've been following Lou's blog for a while already. I'm about to go on a commenting binge which is quite fun with you all as you write such compelling stories about being an expat in France :D

  • Guest
    frenchVillage Jacqui vendredi, 02 juin 2017

    Thanks for selecting me as a favourite from last month Phoebe and best of luck to your son. Mine will be doing a few Bac exams this year, but next year I will be as nervous as you are when he takes the rest!

  • Guest
    julie whitmarsh jeudi, 01 juin 2017

    It's certainly been a chaotic time and I don't envy you having to go through the BAC with your son, I remember the stress one of our French neighbours had with it last year, so I hope all goes well. It took me till this week to catch up with last month's posts thanks to GCSE studies and trying to get our eldest all ready to head out to France for the whole summer where he's doing a 'Stage' in a bike hire company in The Gorges Du Tarn - it was lovely just to sit with coffee & escape to France in my head for a couple of hours! Hope all is well & good luck for results day!

  • Guest

    Stressful time for parents - for sure. I'm sure your son will shine! Good luck to him.

  • Guest
    Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault jeudi, 01 juin 2017

    Thanks for the mention this month and I have linked up with another animal related post. Great link up as ever and I will now head off and read your other recommendations as they were not ones I initially read.

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