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...
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...
Nantes and its fabulous giant elephant

Nantes and its fabulous giant elephant

If you like the idea of wacky giant mechanical creatures set in an edgy industrial landscape with innovative architecture, urban parks and street art then you’ll love Nantes.  France’s 6th biggest city, straddling the Loire river, located in the west of the country, a...
10 most popular posts of 2015

10 most popular posts of 2015

It’s that time of year again when I look back and see which posts got seen and which ones didn’t.  I do it mainly for myself as I love lists and statistics though I hope my readers enjoy it too.  I make this list from viewing figures which means that posts...
The Frenchness of Guadeloupe

The Frenchness of Guadeloupe

For the nineth post in the series on far-flung France we’re going back to Guadeloupe, to take another look at this beautiful island, this time from a visitor’s point of view.  Our visitor is Rachel, a writer who likes to “take the road less travelled...
5 reasons to visit French Polynesia

5 reasons to visit French Polynesia

Today we’re back with the series on far-flung France, and boy do I have a treat for you!  After a break of a couple of months I think you’ll agree this one is worth the wait; it’s a visual feast, visiting paradise on earth in the form of French...
Memories of Réunion

Memories of Réunion

For the seventh post in my series on far-flung France we’re going back to take another look at Réunion, from the perspective of a neighbouring islander, Mauritian blogger Beatrice aka Mademoiselle Nomad. For those of you just joining the adventure through...
A family adventure in French Guyana

A family adventure in French Guyana

In this, the sixth post in my series on far-flung France we’re going on a family holiday to South America, to a little-known location, French Guyana, France’s only Dom-Tom which isn’t an island. Taking us on this holiday is my lovely friend Liz who...
Guadeloupe: The Caribbean Butterfly

Guadeloupe: The Caribbean Butterfly

The fourth post in my series on far-flung France is about Guadeloupe. My guest writer today is Laura K. Lawless, an American Francophile who has combined her love of heat and the tropics with her love of France by moving to live permanently on an island in the...
Réunion Island, France in the Indian Ocean?

Réunion Island, France in the Indian Ocean?

The third post in my series on far-flung France is about the island of Réunion. My guest writer today is Annabelle, a multilingual, multicultural French blogger living in Germany.  Here she writes about her experience of visiting France in the Indian Ocean.   Guest...
Life in Mayotte

Life in Mayotte

In the second in the series of far-flung France today’s post comes to you from the island of Mayotte. My guest blogger is Curtis Bausse, a Welsh writer who has spent most of his life in France.   Recently retired, he currently lives with his wife in Mayotte and...
A long weekend in Martinique

A long weekend in Martinique

It may come as a surprise to hear that France has the most time zones of any country in the world. Yes you read that right, France has 12 time zones because it has overseas territories and departments spread across the globe; from South America, via the Caribbean, the...

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