The expression is: “I love France but can’t stand the French.” After centuries of competition – it used to be war – these two neighbouring countries both believe they are superior to each other. Britain used to say “no” to joining the Common Market. France says “no” to anything which could change their traditional way of life. Like the...Read More
If you have or intend to settle in France you will need to be able to communicate.You will have lots of questions and will need to understand the answers.
French administration is difficult and onerous; the Mairie of your commune can be very helpful in smoothing your path. In a small place make friends with the secretary who may do most of the work for you!
The best way to learn French is to...Read More
Walking holidays enticed us to different parts of France and circumstances resulted in our move to the Cevennes three years ago. We knew the climate was sunny, the scenery spectacular, the environment largely unspoiled, the local history fascinating. We experienced many cultural differences and liked what we found.
This continues as we feel comfortable in our village where everyone recognised...Read More
Our French Recipe’s for French Learners are designed to help put your new language skills to work. We’ve outlined these authentic French recipe’s in both English and French languages for your learning enjoyment.
La Ratatouille, a famous and tasty vegetable dish from the south of France. Great to go along meat or fish or with an omelette.
Un célèbre plat de légumes du sud de la...Read More
The potatoe fritters is another typical dish from the French Alps, very easy to make and very good!
Les beignets de pommes de terre est un plat typique de la région des alpes, très facile à faire et succulent avec une salade verte.
La tarte Alsacienne, is a typical, and delicious, French dessert from the Alsace Region in the East of France.
La tarte Alsacienne est un dessert typique, et délicieux, venu d’Alsace dans l’est de la France.
This delicious salmon recipe is made with Pastis which is a very popular drink for the “aperitif” in the south of France. You can find pastis or Ricard almost anywhere in the world.
Le pastis est un apéritif très populaire dans le sud de la France. On peut s’en servir aussi pour faire de bonnes recettes de cuisine comme celle-ci avec du saumon !