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My France - Haute-Savoie

Hiking, biking, Mt. Blanc: Haute-Savoie has it all

June 07, 2013

For this week's installment of our My France series, we talk to American Jeff Steiner, who runs the Americans in France network, about how he found his way to the unique department of Haute-Savoie in the Rhône-Alpes region.

My France - Loire Valley

'The French don't resent expats in the Loire Valley'

May 17, 2013

For the latest instalment in our My France series we take a trip down the Loire Valley to find out what its like to live and work in this idyllic region of France, best known for the splendour of the chateaux and quality of the its wines.

My France - Cuisine

'It's hard to find classic French cuisine done well'

May 03, 2013

France is renowned for its food, but times are changing and so is the culture. Who better to speak to about it for a special culinary installment of My France, than acclaimed Paris-based cookbook author and blogger David Lebovitz.

My France - Chamonix

'Nowhere on earth compares to Chamonix'

April 26, 2013

The French alpine town of Chamonix is often referred to as the adventure capital of Europe. As the latest installment in our My France series, mountain guide Rob Jarvis tells us more about living and working in France’s great outdoors.

My France - Lyon

Avoiding Irish pubs in France's culinary capital

April 19, 2013

For the latest instalment in our My France series, author and freelance writer Samantha David tells The Local why Lyon, the country's culinary capital, is a great place to live if you have the money and can put up with young Erasmus students and Irish pubs.

My France - the Lot
'People in the Lot don't care if I've been on TV'
English writer and TV producer Samantha Brick at her home in Gindou, in The Lot. Photo: Courtesy of Samantha Brick.

'People in the Lot don't care if I've been on TV'

April 12, 2013

Award-winning English TV producer, writer and housewife Samantha Brick says that before she moved to The Lot area of south west France, she barely knew where it was. Now she raves about the idyllic region and tells The Local how life among the rolling hills keeps her grounded.

My French University

'Paris is pricey, but it's the best city for students'

April 05, 2013

Every year thousands of students come to France to study and most of them head to Paris. Giving us the lowdown on student life in the capital this week is American Anne Waldrop, who says even on a budget Paris is the place to study.

My French University
Studying in France: 'The Riviera is perfect'
Photos: psd/flickr Josh Kacimaiwai

Studying in France: 'The Riviera is perfect'

March 22, 2013

Every year French authorities are bombarded with applications from foreign students desperate for the chance to study in France. As part of The Local's My France series, Australian Josh Kacimaiwai tells us about his life as a student on the French Riviera.

My France - Provence

'Provence still has hidden corners to explore'

March 15, 2013

American food journalist Julie Mautner, 53, took a holiday to Provence 14 years ago and she's still living there now. As part of The Local's My France series she guides us round some of the best attractions and restaurants in the idyllic region of southern France.

My France - Limousin
Limousin - France's 'best-kept secret'
Taunya with her husband. Photo: Taunya Smith and Limoges cathedral. Photo: Aratar

Limousin - France's 'best-kept secret'

March 08, 2013

The central region of Limousin is not usually top of the list for tourists who often drive straight through to reach more well-trodden destinations. But for this week's My France, Brit Taunya Smith, tells us why more should stop by.

My France - Dordogne

'There is nowhere better to live than the Dordogne'

March 01, 2013

The Dordogne region of France is one of the most beautiful parts of the country, hence its popularity among expats and tourists. For this week's My France, estate agent Cate Carnduff from Ireland tells us about some of her favourite haunts.

My France – Poitou-Charentes

'Here, you can spend all day out in the sun'

February 22, 2013

This week, Norwegian-born DIY design blogger Hege Morris guides us around the south-western region of Poitou-Charentes, where she lives with her husband and their son. She tells The Local all about her nine years in the small town of Mazerolles.

My France - Burgundy

'Burgundy is about much more than just wine'

February 15, 2013

In this week's edition of My France tour guide Tracey Thurling takes us on a trip around Burgundy, the epitome of rural France, and tells us why it has so much to offer and why she could never live anywhere else.

My France - Paris
'Paris can be a hard city - remember why you came'
Photo: Brian Scott Bagley

'Paris can be a hard city - remember why you came'

February 06, 2013

In this week's edition of The Local's My France series we’ve asked Brian Scott Bagley – an American burlesque dancer and choreographer who moved to Paris in 2006 – to tell us about life in the City of Light and some of his favourite haunts.

My France - Marseille

Marseille: 'A city with a unique soul'

January 31, 2013

To tell us more about the beguiling Mediterranean port of Marseille, the 2013 European Capital of Culture, The Local caught up with Susan Fitoussi - an artist and operational assistant who has lived in the city for almost 20 years.

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