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King for a day!

Posted on January 6, 2014 by Alison Shawcroft in French life

January 6th is La Fête des Rois in France – Festival of the Kings.  To mark Epiphany, the visit of the Wise Men to the infant Jesus, the French buy ‘Galettes des Rois’ (or ‘Gateau des Rois’ in the South of France) to share with friends and family.  So if you happen to be holidaying […]

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Want to rent a gite in France – What is a gite?

Posted on November 28, 2013 by Alison Shawcroft in Gîtes

“I’m going to rent a gite in France for our holidays”. “A what?”, is often the reply!  Well, be puzzled no more, let us answer the question of ‘what is a gite in France?’. A gite is simply a holiday cottage, holiday rental or villa etc, in France.  If you want to get in to […]

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