Master A French Classic – French Onion Soup   Recently updated !

Sadly, the weather is still dreadful here in Melbourne, despite the fact that it is almost spring. While the chilly nights are seemingly never-ending, there is an upside to the frosty temperatures – it is the perfect weather for making and eating soup. Although it seems almost too obvious, one of my very favourite soups […]

Distant Francophile's French Onion Soup

Eiffel Tower against a big blue sky

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 15

I’ve written before about the fact that half the fun of visiting France comes from the planning stage. I can happily spend hours researching all the details – where to stay, what to eat, what to do, how to get around and what to buy all feature on my list of things to research. And […]


Seven Things You Don’t Know About The Distant Francophile Team 2

I’ve been thinking recently about how lucky Scott and I are to be able to share our love of all things French – and hopefully a little bit of French inspiration – with all of you. We really are extremely grateful for this community and for the fact that you are happy for Distant Francophile […]

Distant Francophile Team

Saint - Denis

A Parisian Gem – Basilique Cathédrale de Saint – Denis

It’s time for me to finish up our little series of Parisian gems. And today I’m keen to share the Basilique Cathédrale de Saint – Denis with you all. Like the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Musée Carnavalet, the Basilica of Saint – Denis offers visitors a different taste of Paris. Legend has it that […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 14

Welcome to this week’s Frenchify Your Friday! I don’t know about you but there are certain foods that I automatically associate with France. Steak frites, cassoulet and French onion soup all immediately spring to mind. And on the sweet end of the spectrum, I can’t go past crème brûlée. But why would you go past […]

Paul Bocuse dessert

Chat Noir

A Parisian Gem – Musée Carnavalet 2

A little while back, I shared my first Parisian gem – the Musée de l’Orangerie. Through this series of posts I am looking to shed light on some Parisian sights that many people would have heard of but might not had the opportunity to visit. Today I’d like to let you in on one of […]


Seven Tips For Taking Great Travel Photos 2

It is safe to say that Scott takes the majority of the photographs that we share here on Distant Francophile. He has been a keen hobby photographer for a long time now and has learnt a lot – through both formal and informal learning – on how to take a great photo. Scott is also […]

Scott taken by Carla Coulson

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Frenchify Your Friday – Number 13 2

It’s Thursday night in Melbourne and I’ve been using my time productively…to day-dream about Paris, France and all things French. To be more accurate, I’ve probably been remembering more than day-dreaming. I’ve been recalling the flavours, the scents, the light and most of all, the colours of France. And in thinking about colour it occurred […]


Master A French Classic – Moelleux au Chocolat

I’m not much of sweet tooth – I actually prefer cheese over dessert. But the desserts I do like, I really like, if you know what I mean. One of the desserts that I always struggle to say ‘no’ to is Moelleux au Chocolat. Sometimes called Chocolat Fondant, this rich, oozing, chocolate concoction is a […]

Moelleux au Chocolat

Sancerre

Want More Reasons To Visit Sancerre?

We’ve just spent a fabulous weekend in Sydney, staying with some close friends who moved up there a little while ago. We hadn’t caught up with them properly since we got back from last trip, so there were lots of stories to share. Unsurprisingly, one of those stories centred around our enrolment in an immersion […]