Visit the site www.modele-lettre-type.com for a variety of models of sample letters and contracts in French to help you deal with most ordinary and some extraordinary day to day situations. Complaining, applying for a job,…

Whether you are resident in France, buying a second home or intending to relocate in the future, life will be much easier if you have a French bank account, particularly if you are hoping to take out a loan or mortgage.

We asked just how much the Brexit vote had affected you as we celebrated (or commiserated) its three-month anniversary. The majority of you (63%) claimed that since the shock decision, Brexit had impacted you negatively…

First we had the ‘Recluse brun’ (brown recluse spider, fiddleback, or also known as the violin spider due to its shape and markings) spotted last year in the Gard and Herault departments, now it’s the ‘veuve noire’…

 with Gill Storey Autumn is the time for planting. There is an old Provencal saying: “Plantez avant la Sainte Catherine et vous auriez de bonnes racines” – plant before 25 November to have good roots.…

After a while, Bruno the Ram (as opposed to Bruno the Accountant) developed into a magnificent animal. He had a beautiful brown coat with a ruff around his neck, a black belly, yellow eyes full of malice and a pair of serious horns. Hubby was very proud of Bruno and often walked into the field to pet him or to give him an extra handful of food.

Rasigueres and rosé – the alliteration is a fortunate coincidence for this village of vignerons.Though the quality of the wine speaks for itself. Not too many caves can boast that their fame rests largely with their pink wine. But if you doubt this, pass by the caveau in the summer and observe number plates from around Europe, with drivers tasting and then packing their cars, to hang on to that summer memory in homes further north. That’s not to confine the compliments to the rosé, as there are plenty of other decent wines, such as ‘Cuvée Moura Lympany’.

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