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My France - Haute-Savoie
Hiking, biking, Mt. Blanc: Haute-Savoie has it all
Jeff Steiner - web developer and founder of the Americans in France network. Lake Montriond in Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes. Photos: Jeff Steiner, Semnoz/Wikimedia

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

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. READ  

My France - Loire Valley
'The French don't resent expats in the Loire Valley'
Tha magnificent Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley and restaurant manager Jon Scorse with his two children Sasha and Gabriel.

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

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. READ  

My France - Cuisine
'It's hard to find classic French cuisine done well'
David Lebovitz pondering life in Paris over a glass of wine. Photo: David Lebovitz

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

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. READ  

My France - Chamonix
'Nowhere on earth compares to Chamonix'
The ascent to the top of Mont Blanc above Chamonix. Photo: High Mountain Guides

'Nowhere on earth compares to Chamonix'

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. READ  

My France - Lyon
Avoiding Irish pubs in France's culinary capital
Le Palais Ideal de la Facteur, near Lyon (photo: Misterdi/flickr) Samantha David, and the Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière (Photo: Ana Rey)

Avoiding Irish pubs in France's culinary capital

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. READ  

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'

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. READ  

My French University
'Paris is pricey, but it's the best city for students'
The famous Paris Sorbonne University and left Anne Waldrop enjoying being a student in the French capital

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

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. READ  

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

Studying in France: 'The Riviera is perfect'

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. READ  

My France - Provence
'Provence still has hidden corners to explore'
Photo: Julie Mautner. Photo (right): K. Hurley

'Provence still has hidden corners to explore'

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. READ  

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'

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. READ  

My France - Dordogne
'There is nowhere better to live than the Dordogne'
Photo Cate Carnduff/Capt Gorgeous/flickr

'There is nowhere better to live than the Dordogne'

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. READ  

My France – Poitou-Charentes
'Here, you can spend all day out in the sun'
Tourists canoe in the he Marais Poitevin marshland, in the Poitou-Charentes region of south-western France. Photo: Gilbert Bochenek. Hege Morris, with her husband and son. Photo: Hege Morris

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

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. READ  

My France - Burgundy
'Burgundy is about much more than just wine'
Tracey Thurling with an ouvrier (worker) from one of Burgundy's famous vineyard's on horseback behind her. Photo: Tracey Thurling

'Burgundy is about much more than just wine'

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. READ  

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'

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. READ  

My France - Marseille
Marseille: 'A city with a unique soul'
According to Susan Fitoussi (pictured) everyone who visits Marseille has to walk along the Corniche du President Kennedy (right). Photo: Susan Fitoussi and Joel Takv/Wikimedia Commons

Marseille: 'A city with a unique soul'

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. READ  

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