My French Life


My French Life And Distant Francophile Team Up Again

I’ve never written about this before but I am a big, big fan of goal setting. While I don’t go as far as reading my goals every day, I do write them down. And I am very happy to talk about my goals with the special people in my life. I remember very clearly the […]

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More Reasons To Visit Saint-Rémy-De-Provence

What is it about Provence that makes it so compelling? It could be the views. The light. The art. The warmth. It may very well be the rosé. Regardless, everyone who travels there falls head-over-heels in love with the place. And if you want to get a taste of the best Provence has on offer, […]


Secret Walks In Paris

While some would argue that Paris is overrun with tourists there are still secret places to found – if you know where to look. One of our favourite secret walks in Paris is a path that runs along an abandoned railway line. This walking path gives you a unique look into a part of Paris’ industrial history, […]

Secret Walks In Paris - La Petite Ceinture

One of top three things to do in Nîmes.

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, […]


Learn How To Navigate The French Rail System

Are you a fan of rail travel? I am, as long as I am in France! However, I’m also aware that railways can be daunting, particularly if you are not used to rail travel and happen to be in foreign country. It’s also true that many travellers to Europe are more familiar with hire cars […]


Travelling To Paris On Your Own? Read This First

No matter how busy my day job gets, I take every available opportunity to share my passion for France. In that spirit, I have again worked in collaboration with one of my favourite sources of French inspiration, the online magazine My French Life. This time I share my tips on travelling to Paris as a solo […]


Distant Francophile Teams Up With My French Life

Anyone who enjoys reading Distant Francophile probably keeps an eye out for other sources of French inspiration. As such, you might already be aware of one of my personal favourites – the online magazine My French Life. I’ve been an avid reader for a very long time. Judy and her team of contributors do an […]