What does France celebrate and how?

What does France celebrate and how?

It’s the beginning of festival time in the UK, with Halloween, then Guy Fawkes Night, all leading towards Christmas and the New Year. If you’re moving to France, don’t worry, you won’t miss out – France has even more parties and festivals to get involved in, and...
Making friends and influencing people, French style

Making friends and influencing people, French style

Greetings and goodbyes can be awkward affairs in Britain. In France they have this down to a fine art, including the required number of kisses.   The word tradition comes from the Old French word tradicion, which is rather appropriate as the French have a long...
How to make your weekly shop go further

How to make your weekly shop go further

Where are the best bargains to be had in France? It used to be the village market and that’s still where you will find the best local produce. But France’s supermarkets are pretty good too.   We, along with many other people here in the south of France, have...
House-hunting in France with less than €100,000!

House-hunting in France with less than €100,000!

It’s no secret that France has a home to suit every taste and budget. But did you know there are more than 10 French départments (municipalities) where the median price of a home is less than €100,000?   Argenton-sur-Creuse According to the official Notaries of...
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