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Gastronomie |

Here comes the French harvest

Living in the middle of a vineyard in Bordeaux, France, it’s hard not to be curious about the lifecycle of the vines and feel the excitement when the harvest is just around the corner. So what’s in store in 2012?


Vie Française |

Visas for ‘l’Autre Vie’ in France

With the realisation that we are closing in on our third year in Bordeaux wine country came the reality of the situation – our visas are due to expire. How can two Australians manage to stay in France and run a new business?


Gastronomie |

The art of French wine tasting

It’s no surprise that one of the first things on our guests ‘to do’ list is to spend a day or two doing some wine tasting. How could it be, when our boutique hotel is sitting in the middle of a lush Bordeaux vineyard, in one of the world’s most famous wine regions?


Escapades |

French Natural Beauty

After living in the centre of big, bustling cities for so many years, these days I marvel at the more obvious signs to the seasons changing around me in the gorgeous French countryside.


Escapades |

The Other Life

Sitting in a classroom in Sydney’s northern suburbs, learning the basics of French, it never crossed my mind that I would make a life for myself in this beautiful country so far from home.