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All About France #32

All About France #32

Welcome to the 32nd All About France the monthly link up all about France! If you’re a blogger and this is your first time here you might want to find out more here. If you’re simply visiting my blog for a read then I hope you enjoy all the posts about...
All About France #31

All About France #31

Welcome to the 31st All About France monthly blog linky, the place to find the best blogs about France! If you’re looking to link up a blog post, find some travel inspiration or just have a read about la belle France then you’re in the right place. I’ve...
All About France #27

All About France #27

Welcome to the 27th All About France monthly blog linky, unsurprisingly all about France! If you’re a blogger and this is your first time here you might want to find out more here.  If you’re a reader who loves France then you’re in the right place;...

All About France #26

Welcome to the 26th All About France monthly linky all about France! You’re in the right place if you’re looking to link up a blog post, find some travel inspiration or just have a read about this great country, France.  If you’re a blogger and this is your...
Postcards from a French Road Trip

Postcards from a French Road Trip

Anyone who’s been following this blog for a while will know that we enjoy a good old road trip in our family and go on a long one almost every summer.  A few years ago, before I started writing and documenting our travels, we took a particularly scenic trip across...
All About France #25

All About France #25

Welcome to All About France the monthly blog linky all about France!   Simply put, this is the place to link up blog posts with a French theme.  And today is extra special as we’ve been running for 2 whole years.  Happy anniversary #AllAboutFrance!  Thank you to...
All About France #24

All About France #24

Bonne Année, meilleurs voeux, Happy New Year to everyone in the lovely #AllAboutFrance community,  I hope you’ve all had a wonderful festive season and are now ready to spoil us with inspiring tales of and from France. As this is my little part of the great...
All About France #23

All About France #23

Bonjour and welcome to the 23rd All About France monthly link up all about France! You’re in the right place if you’re looking to link up a blog post, get some holiday inspiration or just have a read about your favourite country, France! How it’s already...
All About France #22

All About France #22

Welcome to the 22nd All About France monthly link up all about France! You’re in the right place if you’re looking to link up a blog post, get some holiday inspiration or just have a read about your favourite country, France.  If you’re a blogger and this is...
All About France #21

All About France #21

Welcome or welcome back to All About France, the place to link up and read the best articles about France on the interwebs!  Somehow it’s suddenly October which should mean autumn although seeing as there’s no sign of it here yet in the South of France...
All About France #20

All About France #20

It’s September!  C’est la rentrée!  I hope you all had a great summer…I can’t believe it’s already time for another session of All About France, the place to link up and read the best articles about France in bloggerland.   The summer...
All About France #19

All About France #19

Hello and welcome to All About France blog linky, the place to link up posts about France.  I’m currently on holiday, out of France (oops!) and handing over the reins to Diane at her fabulous blog Oui in France which really is “all about France”....
All About France #18

All About France #18

Welcome to the 18th All About France monthly link up all about France! You’re in the right place if you’re looking to link up a blog post, get some holiday inspiration or just have a read about your favourite country, France! What a month it’s been since the last...
All About France #17

All About France #17

Welcome to the 17th All About France monthly link up all about France! If you’re a blogger and this is your first time here you might want to find out more here.  If you’re a reader who loves France then you’re in the right place; you’ll...
All About France #16

All About France #16

Here we are again, another month passed, time for another Frenchy fest at the All About France blog linky. If you’re a blogger and this is your first time linking up you might want to find out more here. If you’re simply visiting my blog for a read then I...
Exploring the walls and beaches of St Malo

Exploring the walls and beaches of St Malo

During the recent school spring holidays we spent a week based in Rennes, in Brittany, exploring parts of northern and western France that we as a family didn’t know.  We visited places that had long been on the “desperately want to see” list (I don’t do “bucket...
All About France #15

All About France #15

Welcome to the 15th All About France blog linky, this is the monthly link up all about France! If you’re a blogger and this is your first time linking up you might want to find out more here. If you’re simply visiting my blog for a read then I hope you...
All About France #14

All About France #14

Welcome to the 14th All About France monthly link up all about France! If you’re a blogger and this is your first time here you might want to find out more here.  If you’re a reader interested in France then you’ve come to the right place – I...
All About France #13

All About France #13

Welcome to All About France the monthly blog linky all about France!   Simply put, it links up blog posts with a French theme.  Readers, this means you have a wide range of stories about France to enjoy and bloggers, this means you have a place to highlight anything...
All About France #12

All About France #12

Oh la la, it’s the first Thursday of the month, and indeed of the year, which must mean it’s time for All About France again.  This one has caught me by surprise….I’m not fully back into the blogging swing of things after the Christmas break...
Chocolate and France

Chocolate and France

Bonne année, bonne santé!  Traditional New Year’s greetings in France begin like this, wishing Happy New Year and good health, to be said each time you see someone for the first time in the year, throughout the month of January.  So I’m taking this...
Christmas markets in France

Christmas markets in France

Christmas markets in France are becoming more and more popular every year and yet when many people think of Christmas markets in Europe, France probably doesn’t even spring to mind. A quick internet search will throw up plenty of suggestions for Germany and Austria,...

All About France #11

It’s December!  Let the festivities begin!  Welcome to the Christmas edition of All About France the monthly link up all about France. If you’re a blogger and this is your first time you might want to find out what it’s all about here. If...
All About France #10

All About France #10

Welcome to the 10th All About France monthly link up all about France now in double figures! If you’re a blogger and this is your first time you might want to find out what it’s all about here. If you’re simply visiting my blog for a read then I hope...
All About France #9

All About France #9

Welcome to the 9th All About France, the monthly link up all about France! If you’re a blogger and this is your first time here you might want to find out what it’s all about here. If you’re simply visiting my blog for a read then I hope you enjoy...
All About France #8

All About France #8

Welcome to the 8th All About France the monthly link up all about France! If you’re a blogger and this is your first time here you might want to find out more here. If you’re simply visiting my blog for a read then I hope you enjoy all the posts about...
All About France #7

All About France #7

Welcome to the 7th All About France the monthly link up all about France! If you’re a blogger and this is your first time here you might want to find out more here. If you’re simply visiting my blog for a read then I hope you enjoy all the posts about...
All About France #6

All About France #6

Welcome to the 6th All About France the monthly link up all about France! If you’re a blogger and this is your first time here you might want to find out more here. If you’re simply visiting my blog for a read then I hope you enjoy all the posts about...
All About France #5

All About France #5

Welcome to All About France the monthly link up all about France! If you’re a blogger and this is your first time here you might want to find out more here.  If you’re a reader coming across this for the first time then I hope you enjoy all the posts about...
All About France #4

All About France #4

Welcome to All About France the monthly link up all about France! If you’re a blogger and this is your first time here you might want to find out more here.  If you’re a reader coming across this for the first time then I hope you enjoy all the posts about...
Valentine’s Day in France

Valentine’s Day in France

Valentine’s Day falls on the 14th of February in France, just like the rest of the world. It is known as la fête de Saint-Valentin or just la Saint-Valentin and despite being celebrated (or marked in someway) by around 70% of the adult population, it isn’t...
Snapshots of Strasbourg

Snapshots of Strasbourg

Happy New Year everyone!  Bonne année!  A new year, new beginnings, back to school today…and yet, I’ve still got one more christmassy post for you.  Indulge me!  I know most of you are probably done with the festivities, but technically it’s still...
A French family Christmas

A French family Christmas

Today I’m participating in a series about Christmas around the world with my blogging friends at Multicultural Kids Blogs so it seemed a good time to tell you about how my French family celebrates. My first French Christmas was in 1997 pre-children and...
Instagramming Paris

Instagramming Paris

We recently spent four days in Paris during the school Toussaint holidays and as usual I took far too many photos so I thought I’d just share some of my Instagram shots here. Having lived in the City of Light for 10 years and visited several times since we left...
Halloween in France

Halloween in France

Halloween is not traditionally celebrated in France, though in some locations you’d be forgiven for thinking the opposite.  The area and the age of the population can make a great deal of difference. Children love it, the older generation don’t and those...
Daily Bread – the French Baguette

Daily Bread – the French Baguette

France is a country that takes its bread very seriously and in particular the baguette reigns supreme. This simple stick of bread in a sense symbolises France and is a celebrated part of French national culture, recognised instantly by foreigners and idolised by the...
About me

About me

Hello, bonjour, bienvenue and welcome to my blog! As you’re here, doing me the great honour of reading my blog, the least I can do is to tell you a little about about myself and what to expect in the Lou Messugo Blog. I’m Phoebe, a British and Australian...
Easter in France

Easter in France

Easter in France is not very different from most countries that celebrate it, the main focus being getting together with family and friends for big meals and chocolate indulgence.  The French love their chocolate, 13,000 tonnes of it is sold every Easter!  But not...
Did I mention I like to travel?

Did I mention I like to travel?

56 countries and counting …. I first travelled abroad at the ripe old age of 10 days old and have lived in 9 countries:  France, England, Belgium, India, Czech Republic, Iceland, Bulgaria, Australia and Vietnam. This summer we’re taking a road trip through...
What not to wear at the pool

What not to wear at the pool

Did you know that men/boys are not allowed to wear board shorts/loose style swimming trunks in public swimming pools in France?  Well now you do!  I’m sure there’ll be some exceptions to the rule as I certainly haven’t visited every public swimming...
Driving to the South of France

Driving to the South of France

Driving to the South of France from the UK or northern Europe is very doable, pleasurable even, particularly if you make the journey part of the fun and take your time.  Many of the guests at Lou Messugo drive from the UK and while there are plenty of dedicated...

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