France

  • French Baby Books

    September 24, 2018

    French Books for Babies

    Babies love books! French baby books are the perfect way to introduce a new language to a little one.

    They love the colours, the textures and the sound of the spoken words…but most of all, they love the special time spent with you reading to them.

    We’re currently spending a year in ...

  • THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO GET TO FRANCE!

    August 13, 2018

    So, what’s the best way to get to France?

    Plane, ferry or train? There are a few modes of transport you can choose to cross the Channel.

    When we’re heading to France, we almost always book Le Shuttle!

    We think the Eurotunnel is by far the best way to get to ...

  • A year in france…our first week!

    August 11, 2018

    So, where to start?!

    Our first week in France has gone by so quickly. It feels kind of like we’ve done nothing and everything all at the same time!

    By ‘nothing’ I mean we’ve not been totally free to wake up each morning and fully explore the area or go on midnight star-gazing tours like we did ...

  • Amiens with Kids – the practically perfect city!

    August 4, 2018

    Amiens, Little Venice of the North

     
    We first discovered this beautiful little city while exploring a route in the book Back Roads France. Since then, it has become one if our favourite French stop-overs as we journey further south.
     
    We stayed in an Airbnb overlooking the water. It cost £45 per ...

  • What are Brocantes?

    June 20, 2018

    Brocantes

    Brocantes

    Drive anywhere in France during the summer and you’re pretty much guaranteed to see posters advertising a local brocante. But, what are brocantes? The word brocantes comes from the French verb “brocanter” which means “to deal in second-hand goods”. They’re not your usual carboot sale or second-hand stall though…there’s much more charm to them than ...

  • French Baby Toys and Books – Introducing French To Babies and Toddlers Through Play

    April 26, 2018

    Best French Baby Toys and Books…

    A while ago I wrote about learning a new language as a family. Toys and games are an excellent way to introduce a language to babies and toddlers.

    I thought I’d be a bit more specific ...