Saint-Valentin – A Lovers' Village

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Saint-Valentin named after the Patron Saint of Lovers: Deep in the heart of Champagne Berrichonne, in the Indre department, is the little village of Saint-Valentin which happens to be the only village in France carrying the name of the Patron Saint of Lovers. With their village sharing the name of the Patron Saint of Lovers, […]

Bonjour, would you like to bake like a French Pâtissier?

Paris desserts

Learn Pastry and Dessert making from a French master chef: Paris’ patisseries are world famous and some like Ladurée, La Maison Stohrer and Angelina’s are Parisian institutions. Life’s Sweet in Paris – walk around the city and you’ll see patisseries overflowing with the most tempting sweet treats. Dessert connoisseurs don’t seem to mind waiting in […]

Tour de France – Le Tour 2010

Tour de France 2010 Route..

From Rotterdam to Paris Champs-Élysées: The 97th Tour de France will start from Rotterdam on Saturday July 3rd and finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Sunday, July 25th, 2010. This year’s race will be made up of 1 prologue and 20 stages covering a distance of 3,600 kilometres. Race Stage Profiles 1 prologue 9 […]

French Metric Weights and Measures and their equivalents

Metric Weights and Measures and Conversions Units legally used in business in France How to convert the metric system of weights and measures into their Imperial equivalents and vice versa In general, weights & measures in France and the Continent are metric. Credit for originating the metric system is usually given to Gabriel Mouton, a […]

Farms, cottages, villas, beachfront properties in France for sale or rent

Your dream home in France?

A property in France can be a good investment Whether your dream is a farm or cottage in the Dordogne, a South of France villa or a beachfront property in Provence, the question of buying or renting is always the first question to be considered. Taking down the “For Sale” sign is easy, but buying […]

Find A Phone Number in France

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House, Business or Mobile (Cell) Phone Numbers in France Finding a French phone number (or "Numéro Téléphone France"), whether for someone’s house or business, is easy if you read French or have the Google tool bar to do the translation, as the major French telephone directories don’t use English. All French phone numbers are ten […]

Christmas Festival in Aix-en-Provence

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The town of Aix-en-Provence has an interesting Christmas festival. Each year in December, the Festival of New Oil takes place to celebrate the season’s new olive oil and fresh truffles.

Paris Sale – Paris is the Shopping Capital of the World

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During the January Paris Sale, the City Transforms into a Bargain Basement for Fashion: Any city which starts the new year with a huge sale must be a serious shopping city. And yes, Paris is a serious shopping city! The year begins with the launch of its winter sales, which lasts for five whole weeks […]

Angelina Has The Best Hot Chocolate in Paris…

Angelina Cafe Photo by Robert Schediwy

Angelina Has A reputation for the Best Hot Chocolate in Paris: Here’s a little secret for lovers of hot chocolate. If you’re wondering around the Jardin de Tuileries or visiting the Louvre, plan on a visit to Angelina whose legendary hot chocolate has made this place so famous with locals and visitors over the years. […]