Cyndie Bowen’s international French favourites

When it comes to finding a taste of la France outside the country itself, we thought there was no better person to ask than Cyndie Bowen. Having grown up in Carcassonne, she first shared her favourite home-grown spots.



French Film Festival: this year’s program

Each year, the Alliance Française in Australia organise a French Film Festival in the country’s main capital cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. For one month, a selection of cinemas screen around 40 French movies.



Interview: Expat, blogger & entrepreneur Cyndie Bowen

Cyndie has more than a few achievements against her name. Born in France, she then lived in four different countries across the globe, winning her the ‘Young Expatriate of the Year’ award in 2011. Now she has launched ‘Europe in a Box’ to bring the produce of France to Australian doorsteps.



A French explorer at heart

Noelene Bloomfield has always had a great love for two countries: France and Australia. This passion has seen her write her new book, ‘Almost a French Australia’. Here, Noelene shares her passions, and what she loves most about this little-known connection.



Christmas in Australia: 40° Celsius and over 16000km away from France

Les cloches de l’église ne sonneront pas la fin de la messe de minuit, il n’y aura pas de coquilles Saint-Jacques au repas du réveillon et je transpire dans ma culotte. C’est Noël et je suis paumée à Broken Hill, Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, flanquée d’une réception téléphonique hasardeuse.


Melbourne en 2CV : du pilotage à la française

Le vent fouette le visage, l’odeur de l’essence pique les narines et le bruit du moteur nous assourdit ; les sensations de la conduite sont décuplées, on se croirait sur le point de décoller. Comme le précise Nans, la conduite en deux-chevaux, « c’est du pilotage. »