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  • Les Plus Beaux Villages France. Mornac-sur-Seudre

    France’s Most Beautiful Villages: Mornac-sur-Seudre

    This post about the French village of Mornac-sur-Seudre is part of a series highlighting Les Plus Beaux Villages de France –  the most beautiful villages of France! In a country blessed with postcard-perfect villages, the coveted title of ‘most beautiful’ has been awarded to a select 155…

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  • Saintes, Charente-Maritime, France

    Is Saintes the Perfect French Town?

    When we first moved to France, we rented a house in the Landes while we set about finding out where we wanted to settle long-term. We had a vague idea we wanted to live near Bordeaux, not too far from the beach, and preferably in a beautiful…

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  • Inside the Chateau de Crazannes at Christmas

    A Fairytale Christmas in France – Château de Crazannes

    Apart from one fun but random Christmas spent in the Scottish highlands, most of my ‘holiday seasons’ have been spent in sunnier climes. Xmas to Kiwis means heading to the beach, bringing out the BBQ and enjoying long warm days. As much as I love summer,…

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  • Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, Talmont-sur-Gironde

    France’s Most Beautiful Villages: Talmont-sur-Gironde

    This post about the French village of Talmont-sur-Gironde is the first instalment in a series highlighting Les Plus Beaux Villages de France –  the most beautiful villages of France! In a country blessed with postcard-perfect villages, the coveted title of ‘most beautiful’ has been awarded to a…

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  • Chassiron lighthouse, Oleron Island, France. Phare De Chassiron, Ile d'Oleron

    Itinerary: Discovering the Île d’Oléron in a Day

    Visiting Oléron Island has been high on my to-do list since we moved to France. An island that promised oodles of sunshine (it’s nicknamed “la lumineuse” for good reason!), colossal beaches, colourful towns and impressive historical sites. It’s no wonder then, that holidaymakers converge on the island in…

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