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It happened like this ... An English family move to France.
I hope you enjoy my continuing series on how it came about that we moved to Franc ...
It happened like this ... An English family move to France.
At the begining, 1989.Well, to be blunt, we were broke. We had been hit by the UK ...
Characters in my books: A Call from France
Several people have asked me to illustrate the people in my books, so I have star ...
Characters from my books: Hussein
Hussein was not bad.  He was not good, but it would be wrong to say he was b ...

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Cruising Around France

Palace of the Popes
It goes without saying that France is one of the most beautiful countries in the world full of breathtaking sights, tasty cuisine, and rich culture. As a local, an expat, or a tourist, taking a river cruise is one of the most memorable experiences you could have. France is, after all, home to the most popular rivers in the country like the Seine and Rhone.

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Living in La Rochelle

CharleyCharley had been coming to France on family holidays for many years, she now lives near La Rochelle in western France and works as PA.

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Living in Brittany

finistereMarion Gibbins moved to France 21 years ago and lives with her husband in the Finistere region of Brittany.

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Walking in the Rhone Alps

Rhone AlpsWilliam Armstrong moved to France with his family in 2003 and now runs his own business specialising in guided walking holidays.

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A B&B in Ariege

FoixKim and Mike Grayson moved to France in 2002 and after months of renovating opened a B&B in Foix in the foothills of the Pyrenees.

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Living in Rural Charente

SunflowersAfter visiting the South of France in the 1960's Richard vowed to return one day and now lives in rural Charente.

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A Hotelier in Normandy

Maison du VertDebbie and Daniel Armitage moved to France in 2000. They run Maison du Vert, a vegetarian hotel and restaurant in Normandy.

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Good Moaning - trying to make sense of the French language

The struggles and frustrations of an Englishman, living in FranceGood Moaning… The struggles and frustrations of an Englishman, living in France, trying to make sense of the French language and at least getting things off his chest, if nothing else ...

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A Writer in the Charente Maritime

Charente MaritimeCatherine Broughton moved to France with her family in 1989, she lives in the Charente Maritime where she now works as an author.

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