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La Place – Canet

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I love discovering new cool restaurants in my area. So here is my latest discovery: a little restaurant on the main square in the village of Canet (Hérault, Languedoc). It has opened a few weeks ago, they do crepes and lovely delicious big salads. All the servings are generous, the team is very friendly and […] Read more…

10 reasons for choosing to live in Generac (Gard)

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Generac is a lively village of the Gard situated between Languedoc and Provence, 10 mins from Nimes and 30 mins from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, the heart of Camargue. Here are 10 reasons why it is a nice village to live in:  1. Lots of activities offered in the village (yoga, tennis, hitchhiking association, football club, danse classes…) […] Read more…

My selection of beaches in the Gard

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Here are 2 ideas of beaches I like going to in the Gard. They are easily accessible for people living or staying in the area between Nimes and Montpellier. The best time to go to the beach in summer is the morning of course. If you arrive around 10am you don’t need to fight for parking. […] Read more…

Eurostar heads to Avignon and the Med

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Good news for those of you living in London: the Eurostar has just opened a line that goes straight from St Pancras station to Avignon in 5h49mins!!! You are then less than 30 mins from Beaucaire and some of the Gard’s lovely villages, and 45 mins from Nimes! Hop on and come and visit us! […] Read more…

A bit of home decoration

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As days become shorter and one tends to spend a bit less time outdoors, I have decided that this is an ideal moment to put a bit of energy into my home. My house is a typical French 19th Century town house with marble mantel pieces, a central stone staircase and a big entrance hall. […] Read more…

Time to prepare your next holidays

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Your summer holidays already feel like they were ages ago and the autumn weather is starting to make you feel down hearted. Don’t worry, just start planning your next holidays! I have just visited a lovely house to rent in Marsillargues that would make a fabulous starting point to discover the area. The pretty village of Marsillargues […] Read more…

France Property Angels

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Buy your dream property in the Secret South! I am opening my business as a property finder for English speaking clients in the Languedoc Roussillon, specialized in the Gard. I’ll be searching the market (in touch with the local estate agents) to find the right property and then hold the buyer’s hand through the French […] Read more…

One of France’s best-kept secrets

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Have a look at this introduction of the “Rough Guide to Languedoc Roussillon”… it’s all about secret… “The Languedoc and Roussillon region is one of France’s best-kept secrets. While Provence and the Côte d’Azur just across the Rhône have been living it up, attracting movie stars and the masses, its less pretentious neighbour has remained in […] Read more…

Chocolat Mousse – The Authentic Recipe

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This is not specific to the Languedoc Roussillon, it is just extremely typically French : here is the true, authentic, easiest and most delicious recipe of French Chocolat Mousse. The most important of course is to use a good cooking chocolate. The best one to use in my view is the traditional Nestle Dessert chocolate […] Read more…

Where to eat an ice cream in Nîmes

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When you are visiting Nîmes on a hot summer day, stopping at a shady terrace for an ice cream is very tempting. But please don’t stop anywhere (and don’t just eat any old industrial ice lolly). Nîmes has so much better to offer! Here is the address of a lovely old fashioned patisserie in the […] Read more…

Others talk about “The secret South of France”

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Haha, look, I’m not the only one to refer to the Gard as “the Secret South” of France. Here is a fun and truthful article published in the ft.com “Life&Arts” section. I like the last paragraph describing the Gard as “a perfect blend of grit and sophistication; ease and sensation; comfort and adventure.” before concluding […] Read more…

Languedoc Living website

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Here is a useful website in English aimed mainly at English speaking residents of Languedoc Rousillon.WOW! Languedoc Living has a general news section (not only dedicated to Langedoc news) so it is a good way to get national French news in English. The website also offers lots of info about local events happening around the […] Read more…