Welcome back to #AllAboutFrance after a rather long festive break.  I hope everybody’s had a great Christmas and New Year, both of which seem a very long time ago now.  Officially, however, the Christmas season in Provence ends tomorrow with Chandeleur, the French pancake day; yet another excuse to eat too much!

January has flown by for me, with plenty of sunshine (amazingly high temperatures reaching into the mid-20s) and plenty of administration and gîte marketing.  I finally got my file together to apply for French nationality….don’t hold your breath though for any news, it supposedly takes about 2 years!  While putting together all the paperwork I listened to a great deal of music, mainly on French radio.  I also listen to the radio in the car and it started to occur to me that many French pop songs are now in a mix of French and English.  So as I’ve been amiss with my blogging recently and didn’t have anything new to link up this month I decided to throw together a bunch of my favourite French-English songs for your audio enjoyment (I hope!)  I realise some/many/all of you won’t like my choice of music, it’s personal, but do have a listen to see what I mean about the Franco-English lyrics.  It’s quite an interesting phenomenon.


Notice how I snuck that reference in to “marketing” the gîte?  Well, as it’s the busiest booking period of the year I thought I’d just remind you that Lou Messugo is of course not just a blog, but a vacation rental for 4 people (and villa for 10 in July-Aug) where you can have a fabulous holiday.  We have limited dates left for the summer but a fair amout available in spring.  FInd out more about what we offer here: One of the best places on earth (genuine words from past guests).

Back to the linky!

Thanks to everyone who linked up last time, here are some of my favourites.

The hunt for the source of the Var river by Italian Kiwi

Zero waste, organic, unpackaged shopping in Paris by Bonjour Adventure

Exploring the Glénan islands with kids – Brittany, France by Travel Loving Family

Is Rouen worth visiting? by Passionfruit, Paws and Peonies

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 hyperlink back to me (the html code is below).
  • Please comment on the host’s posts and at least two others, the more the merrier.
  • Blog linkys only work if you’re generous with your comments and shares.
  • Please use the hashtag #AllAboutFrance when sharing on social media.
  • Don’t forget you can join the Pinterest board and pin your post to it for extra exposure.

AllAboutFrance with Lou Messugo

Grab the code for 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.

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