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Filling in the gaps

Last Saturday we made the almost obligatory trip for people who are about to buy a new house, and went to IKEA in Toulon. We were happy to find that their restaurant opens a quarter of an hour before the … Continue reading

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Crémieu

One of the many attractions of France is that there’s so much of it. There are countless delightful villages, ravishing hamlets, scenic gorges and splendid vistas. This was brought home to us when, having an afternoon free in Lyon (see … Continue reading

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Lyon 2

Last week we promised you more on historic Lyon, which we visited for Chris’ A Rocha France meeting. The really old part of the town lies along the bank of the Saône: the hill of Fourvière seems to have been … Continue reading

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Lyon 1

Last weekend Chris had an A Rocha France Board of Trustees meeting. Traditionally these have been held at one of the centres in the south of France but this isn’t easy for a lot of people, so as an innovation … Continue reading

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An interesting interlude

One of the problems with these blogs is that we cannot flag up in advance what we are planning to do. (We don’t want to advertise the fact that our house is empty.) But the last weekend of June we … Continue reading

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Time to move?

It seems an extraordinary thing to report but in only six weeks we will have been in France for five years and in this house for 4 ½ years. To answer two frequently repeated questions: a) No, we have no … Continue reading

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St Tropez in spring part 2

Last week we mentioned we’d had a pleasant guided tour around the inner part of St Tropez. It is still possible, along various secluded streets, to imagine what the town must have been like before it became popular in the … Continue reading

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