The French Cat


The French Cat is an atmospheric exploration of France and its felines by one of the world’s most successful animal photographers, Rachael McKenna.

When Rachael embarked on a life in France, she explored world around her with her photographer’s lens. She captured remarkable French landscapes, both urban and rural, populated with cats brimming with personality…

…whether lounging in grand rooms of châteaux


…or weaving through their books.



Other French cats prefer quaint villages…



…or playing in gardens.


In The French Cat, Rachael also shares the heartwarming story of her young family’s move to France. Engaging quotes from famous French cat lovers and literary greats are woven through the book, making this eclectic and lushly illustrated record of Rachael’s journey through France an all-around delight for Francophiles and cat lovers alike.


In celebration the exquisite book The French Cat, we are running a competition in which you can WIN A COPY!

To enter, all you need to do is:

  1. Click the ‘Like’ button on My French Life – Ma Vie Francaise Facebook pagethen
  2. Tell us about a CRAZY thing that your cat, or a cat you know, does! (Comment, photo, video – anything cat-related on our Facebook page will be considered)

We have two copies of this beautiful books to give away, thanks to Hardie Grant Books.

The winners will be based on our assessment of the cat with the zaniest, most amusing antics! Winners will be announced on Friday 4pm (AEDT) 16 December 2011. That’s this Friday so hop to it!

For this competition we obviously can’t replicate Rachael’s beautiful insight into the feline world so we’ve decided to go to the other extreme and look at the zaniest! So have fun… and once again, thank you Hardie Grant Books.

Image credits:
1. © Hardie Grant Books
2, 3, 4 & 5. © Rachael Hale Trust
6. © Rachel McKenna.
By Published On: Dec 12, 20111 Comment on The French Cat

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Judy MacMahon

Experience FRANCE beyond the CLICHÉ with MyFrenchLife is for Curious Savvy Francophiles wherever you are. Meet Francophiles in France, online, and/or wherever you live. You’re very welcome to join us - Judy MacMahon -

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One Comment

  1. Emmanuelle Tremolet Dec 12, 2011 at 9:47 PM - Reply

    J’adore la photo du chat sur le fauteuil, j’aimerais parfois être un chat… Pas vous ?

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