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  I’m so excited to let you know that we are back in Paris. We’ve checked into one of our favourite Parisian hotels, on Rue de Rivoli. Rooms here have the most spectacular views of the Tuilerie gardens and we know from our time here last year that it a perfect hotel for one night’s […]


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Frenchify Your Friday

Apart from working flat out, dealing with technology issues, sorting out what I’m going to pack and organising all the last minute bits and pieces before our trip (we head to Paris tomorrow), I’ve also been thinking about new ways to inspire all the fabulous supporters of Distant Francophile. So tonight I’m introducing a brand […]

Packing For Paris In Summer – Part One

In a week’s time we will be in Paris which is, of course, very exciting. Given I have a massive week ahead of me at work (yes, we’ve decided to work until Thursday night) I really need to sort out my packing list this weekend. You’ll be pleased to know that I finally made a […]

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Discover My Top Three Things To Do In Nîmes – And A Bonus Activity

We loved our unplanned visit to Nîmes. It is such a beautiful town, perfectly located in the south of France, and just full of Ancient Roman history. It is easy to get around on foot, and there is so much to see and do while you are there. Given how much I adored the place, […]

Still Learning

I’ve learnt so many things since starting this blog – it really has opened up a whole new world for me. And, I’m so very grateful for all the opportunities to learn. One thing I’m still learning about though is how all the technology hangs together. Most of the time, everything goes right and the […]


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My Top 10 People Watching Spots In Paris

People watching is almost an official pass time in Paris. Parisians are happy not only to watch, but also to be watched. Following on from our recent people watching practice session, I thought I would share my top 10 people watching spots in Paris. Les Jardins du Palais Royal. Easily my favourite place to watch […]

Master A French Classic – Boulangère Potatoes

Potatoes feature heavily on French menus. And they can be prepared in so many tasty ways. Dauphinoise. Paris mash. Duchess potatoes. (And I’ve not even mentioned French fries). But one of the true classics is also a cinch to prepare – Boulangère Potatoes. All classics have back stories. And if you look into the legend […]

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Finding French Inspiration – In May

Hooray – we’ve made it to May. I was very excited to flip the calendar over on Friday…mainly due to the fact that we head back to France on the 22nd of the month. This coming trip is full of long-term wish list items for me – language school, a Parisian photo shoot, a stay […]

The Best Piece Of Travel Advice I’ve Ever Received

A trip to France can be big investment. Both in terms of time and money. Particularly if you are leaving from a far away land like Australia. Given this investment, you’ve got to make the most of it. See as much as you can. Squeeze everything in. Isn’t that right? No, it’s not right – […]

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People watching in Paris

Practicing For Paris – People Watching 3

One of our favourite things to do in Paris – and all of France for that matter – is watch the passing parade of people going about their day. Whether it is the chic French or the occasionally not so chic tourists, we can lose hours just people watching in Paris. Paris is well set […]