Diamond Kidz have a fabulous collection of French/European inspired children’s clothing.

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Our friends at Diamond Kidz have a fabulous collection of French/European inspired children’s clothing, accessories and toys which you can purchase online at www.diamondkidz.com

Hiking the High Country ofHaute Provence

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Hiking the High Country ofHaute Provence By Julie Ihle The little blue berry in my mouth tastes like gin. Tour guide Marine giggles, “it is juniperberry, which forms the basis of gin”, she explains. The abundance of Provence knows no bounds: olives, herbs, citrus and did I mention wine? No wonder Provence has attracted outsiders… [Continue Reading]

La Piscine Museum

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Musée d’Art et d’Industrie Andre Diligent, Roubaix By Roger Allnutt The name La Piscine should have given me a clue but when I walked in the door to the Musée d’Art et d’Industrie Andre Diligent in Roubaix in northern France I was blown away, positively gob-smacked. The interior of the museum is an astonishing old… [Continue Reading]

St Paul de Vence

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Taking the High Ground By Keith Hall There is definitely something mesmerising about the Mediterranean. During a holiday in Nice, I was tempted to spend the whole time in seaside towns. There are so many of them, and they all have their own personality and attractions. But I had heard that the inland towns were… [Continue Reading]

Brittany, Home Of the Crêpes

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Brittany, Home Of theCrêpes By Marie Nicolas Buckwheat flour,fromwhich galettesare made of,was introduced in Francecenturies ago. Of Asian origins, buckwheat – sometimes called black wheat,was brought back from the crusades in Europe and spread its seeds in a few French regions. The seeds were however found to be growing best in Breton soil thanks to… [Continue Reading]

Patrick Blanc and le Mur Végétal

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Patrick Blancand le Mur Végétal’ By Tom Hulston When people the world over think of the famous gardens of France images of gardens such as those at Versailles, Villandry or Monet’s garden are instantly conjured in imaginations as the quintessential French Garden. A French botanist by the name of Patrick Blanc has however, been changing… [Continue Reading]

“LE CROCODILE”- René Lacoste

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“LE CROCODILE” – René Lacoste Born in Paris on 2 July 1904,René Lacoste had an extraordinary life. He was the number one ranked tennis player in the world in 1926 and 1927 and won seven Grand Slam tournaments, Wimbledon twice, the French Open three times and US Open twice. Lacoste built his tenacious game on… [Continue Reading]

There are so many beautiful words in the French language

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Share your favourite French word or phrase and why and the winner as chosen by French provincial will receive a copy of First French Essais Venturing into Writing, Marriage and France by Kristin Espinasse Please send entries to tom@frenchprovincialmag.com

EDITOR’S LETTER

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In This Issue Welcome to the latest issue of French Provincial Magazine. I would like to introduce myself as the new Editor in Chief of French Provincial Magazine. My name is Krystle McGill, Journalist by trade, Actress by day. I completed my Master’s Degree in Journalism at Sydney University and since then I have had… [Continue Reading]

Le Jardin Des Plantes

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LE JARDIN DES PLANTES By Prue Young Le Jardin des Plantes is one of Paris’s great treasures. The history of the garden spans for over four centuries and its main purpose has been to protect for future generations all living things, humans, animals and plant species alike through the development of medical and botanical science…. [Continue Reading]