Home  »  France  »  Blogs  »  Inside Secrets to France

Inside Secrets to France - Recent Posts

» submit your new blog post
  • Expat Spotlight: Matt's Top 3 Tips for Paris

    Published April 3rd by Susie White
    0 comments

    Thumb

    I’m Matt, an Australian Co-Founder of Lost in Frenchlation – an organisation that brings the best of French cinema with English subtitles to the international community every Friday, with drinks before the film for catching up with friends. I used to be a tour guide for Fat Tire Bike Tours in Paris, which I can confidently say was the most fun job I’ve ever had in my life!

    continue reading »



  • Expat Spotlight: Clare Elizabeth’s Top 3 Tips for France

    Published February 16th by Clare_Elizabeth
    0 comments

    Thumb

    After a couple of years travelling in a clapped out camper van in my early twenties with my then husband-to-be, settling back into life in The UK was hard. I missed the colour, the atmosphere, the varied landscapes and the cuisine of Europe.

    So 18 months later, in September 2005, my husband and I along with our baby girl took the plunge and bought a house in France. All in all, as a family we have made life as expats work for us with great success. We manage to earn a living, we have a comfortable home and our 3 bilingual girls love their village schools. I spend my free time walking along the banks of the Loire, cooking delicious French food, and enjoying good local wines and cheeses. C’est la belle vie!

    continue reading »



  • Expat Spotlight: Becky’s Top 3 Tips for France

    Published February 1st by Becky Beloin
    0 comments

    Thumb

    Becky is an American traveling the world with her husband and daughter. They move to new countries around the world every few month’s for Becky’s husband’s job. The family lived in Toulouse, France for a year and a half (except for two months which they spent in Frankfurt, Germany) and their daughter was born in Toulouse. After France, they moved to Monterrey, Mexico for six months.

    continue reading »



  • Insider Spotlight: Pierre's Top 3 Tips for France

    Published December 8th, 2016 by Pierre Guernier
    0 comments

    Thumb

    Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to families and to France.

    continue reading »



  • Expat Spotlight: Ira's Top 3 Tips for south of France

    Published May 17th, 2016 by Ira Faro
    0 comments

    Thumb

    Ira and his wife have traveled the lower 48, Mexico and the Caribbean, but when they visited Europe they fell in love with the south of France. In the spring of 2013 they found that in the little village of Quarante. Ira relishes the opportunity to provide uncensored insights on cooking, on France, on motor scooter mechanics, politics and religion, and whatever else comes to mind.

    continue reading »



  • Expat Spotlight: Lillian’s Top 3 Tips for France

    Published April 25th, 2016 by ErinAbroad
    0 comments

    Thumb

    Lillian is a Canadian expat living in Paris for the past 3 years. Equally comfortable on a sun soaked beach or a snow-covered tundra, Lillian loves to explore the world by immersing in different cultures, languages and cuisine.

    continue reading »



  • Expat Spotlight: Anna's Top 3 Tips for France

    Published February 25th, 2016 by Anna
    0 comments

    Thumb

    Russian born and raised, it`s been 5 years I am living in Paris where I moved to follow my dream: to study and live a few years in the most magic city in the world.

    continue reading »



  • Expat Spotlight: Elizabeth's Top 3 Tips for France

    Published January 5th, 2016 by Elizabeth Vincent
    0 comments

    Thumb

    Elizabeth is a relatively new expat living in Paris. Originally from Boston, she ventured to France to follow a man (and every travel girl’s dream!) and see what it was like to live in the land of croissants, fromage, and the Eiffel Tower.

    continue reading »



  • So, you speak French

    Published December 17th, 2015 by Catherine Broughton
    0 comments

    Local Expressions and idioms

    continue reading »



  • Expat Spotlight: Aga's Top 3 Tips for France

    Published November 30th, 2015 by Aga Marchewka
    0 comments

    Thumb

    I am a Pole who has been living in London, UK for over 6 years. More then traveling, I love exploring different cultures and differences & similarities between different nations. I have been traveling a bit and love to be in the international environment.

    I have moved to France, Lyon and started to learn a bit more about the French. Not having any experience with France whatsoever, not speaking any French as yet, I have been gaining many observations about the French lifestyle, places to visit in France and wanted to share them with others while starting to learn this beautiful yet so difficult language and slowly settling in France. Your Home is Where Your Hear Is…that is why J’adore Lyon! has been created.

    continue reading »