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The magic of Paris in December

This is December in Paris, so if you're lucky as we were and if perchance the days are sunny, the sky is blue and the air is chilly then take a long stroll in Paris along the banks of the river Seine. We were staying in the 7ème arrondissement, the south bank, rive gauche and a few minutes from the Eiffel tower. (more…)
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Snap shots from the summer.

Getting to know the country of France takes time and requires a long phase of relaxation so that you can enjoy every single moment. Understanding the French is a slow process, the country is vast and diverse, you'll need to travel and talk, exchange ideas and opinions. Within minutes the landscape plunges in altitude, the colours switch and flicker, the temperatures sore and the ambiance warms. (more…)
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Golden autumn

A gentle stroll along the calm and very picturesque Burgundy canal in the Auxois region close to Dijon in the heart of the county "Cote d'Or" (the Gold Coast). The weather is exceptionally warm for late October. There are busy ladybirds and bees hunting for pollen on flowers which have blossomed for a second time this year. (more…)
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Heading to the South of France

We're preparing a trip to the South to the historic town of Aigues-Morte and Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, departure date is the Friday the 26th of June, the objective is to collect  as many photos of the Camargue, the rice fields, horses, the beaches and of course the barges and canals. You can read an older article about the Camargue on our other site Bookmark this page.  
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Discover French confectioneries and sweets

France is renowned for its hundreds of cheese varieties as well as the many different wines that are produced. However, France also has more than 600 kinds of confectioneries. They generally are typical of a specific region and may not be available in every store. Here is a list of what you can find... (more…)
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2014 September 20th, a Burgundy day out

We decide to drive out for the day and explore near by places and purposely choose to not visit the Burgundy vineryards. Instead we head in the opposite direction past Sombernon and by chance there is a grand final of the Border Collie Sheep dog competition. (more…)
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Cycling along the canal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKIwqD7OOZk   A bike ride along the tow-path on the southern side of the Burgundy Canal, between the village of Sainte Sabine and Veuvey-sur-Ouche.  
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Ceramic art and craft

On a visit to a small  medieval market town called Arnay-le-Duc, a massive oak door opens onto a paved courtyard, to reveal a very different craftsman's workshop called "Atelier de la Closerie". (more…)
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The mountains in France

The French mountains give eternal snows, deep valleys, gorges with rapid rivers, sleepy volcanoes, mountain peaks over 4000 metres above sea level in the Alps and 3000 metres in the Pyrenees to the south on the French-Spanish border.   In the Auvergne sleeping volcanoes with a coating of autumn snow. South in the Midi-Pyrenees home to sheep and also bears. Alpes de Haute Provence in the late summer, a few miles from the Mediterranean sea Summer in the high hills of the Lure and Monges, Haute-Provence in the south-east of France. To the east the mountains peak high in the Alps
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Along the coast

From the Atlantic ocean to the Mediterranean sea, the variations and contrasts along the coast lines are stunning.  Soft sandy shores to striking cliff edges. [gallery ids="203,202,111,106,95,99" orderby="rand"]
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Bienvenue

Welcome to ReallyFrench.com We would like to offer you a unique view of France and the French. With ReallyFrench, you'll travel to places far off the beaten track and  hidden from all.  Mountains for explorers, beaches for romantics,  waterways for boatmen, gastronomy for foodies and so much more. Travel back through the centuries of towering cathedrals, stone ramparts and arched bridges to comprehend the diverse history. You'll meet unusual  characters and folk,  learn about their life styles and fascinating events. Discover dishes and culinary delights, forgotten flavours and  uncommon ingredients. Mix them all together and revive  your taste buds with a drop of wine. As the days go by, join…
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Heading South

The beauty of the Camargue is not only the climate and beaches, but the diversity, the differences, the influences and the strong grasp on traditions. The white Camargue horse, one of the oldest known races, totally adapted to their own natural environment of marshes and salty wetlands .   Working on the "Mas", a Camargue black bull farm. The herd is called a "Manade" and the horsemen are called "gardians" who ride the beautiful white Camargue horses.
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Hidden in Burgundy

You know that Burgundy is proud of it's wines. However, did you know the about the Charolais cattle farming A Charolais calf, born on this January,  resting in the hay before taking to the greener pastures in March. (more…)
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