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Lisbon review: rock gods, film stars and glorious food

The proximity of countries here in Europe continues to impress me, and I’m on a mission to explore at least one new country every year. So, last week, I ‘popped over’ to Portugal. Back in Aus, the only thing I

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Sacre bleu, mais merde…ZUT!

France has announced its Euro 2016 football anthem, and nobody is all that happy. The anthem, sung by popular French rock band Skip The Use, is a cover of a song by American band, Kiss. Their hit from the late

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Discovering the gems of France

Despite living in France for years, I’m amazed at how much there is left to discover right on my doorstep. The perfect example is the Musiques En Stock festival in Cluses. I only found out about the festival when a

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Benefits of living in a holiday spot

Before I moved to La Clusaz (and subsequently St Jean de Sixt), I didn’t realise how busy this area is in summer. After all, La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand are ski resorts, where people go to ski in winter.

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Festivals in the French Alps

March isn’t usually a month that you associate with outdoor festivals in either hemisphere of the world, but around these parts, one has just come and gone and another one is on its way. The Radiomeuh Circus festival is on

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The stuffed fox in Croix Fry

This is part one of three posts about how to annoy the locals merely by giving them your custom. My friend Elodie celebrated her birthday this week, and she wanted to start with an apero (a pre-dinner drink). She called

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How to party in a small French village

Saint Jean de Sixt partied on Saturday night in the lead-up to the national Fete de la Saint Jean (John the Baptist) on Sunday. Pictured is every kid’s favourite car ride, and this year, it featured a lighting system more

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The party crowd hits Annecy

The 21st of June is a special day in France and other parts of the world. It’s the national day of music – la Fête de la Musique. After much uncertainty about the weather, I headed down to Annecy with

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Musilac – the Alps-influenced music festival

Musilac music festival was held last weekend in Aix-les-Bains, and the crowd had that lovely festival feeling. The usual weirdness of a festival, such as this rubber chicken on a stick that was waved around near the front of the

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Fête des Lumières 2010 in Lyon

This year’s Fête des Lumières in Lyon was full of cool stuff and some disappointments too. Held for just four days a year — and often with bitterly cold temperatures (it was about 2°C when I was there on Friday

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