There's More To Life In France Than Wine Cheese And The Eiffel Tower

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Annie André, travel, expat and lifestyle blog with a French twist.


I'm Annie André

Are you a Francophile wondering what life in France is like? Curious about French culture? Do you dream about moving to France? 

I'm a Bilingual North American with Thai and French Canadian roots who has been living in the south of France for almost 10 years. 

Blake and Annie photo at the beach in the South of France

Les Blog Articles 

January 6, 2021

Here’s a look at how Carnival and Mardi Gras are celebrated in France, plus we’ll explore the origins: how Christianity and several ancient Pagan celebrations most likely influenced today’s party like

November 7, 2020

Here's my review of HelloFresh in France. I also inserted an unboxing video and have a special discount code for up to 60 euros for new signups. In addition to HelloFresh

November 5, 2020

Some innocent-looking French phrases and expressions don’t mean what you think they do. They could actually be French sex phrases, curse words or French dirty talk: some are vulgar to the

November 5, 2020

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “why am I so boring?” or wondered “how to be less boring,” you’re not alone. Here is what years of experiments and trial and error have unearthed

What day is mother’s day? Is it on the second Sunday or last Sunday of May? Are you

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Is your ex refusing to sign a child travel consent form? Wondering how you can move abroad without

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Here’s a high-level “how to elope to Scotland” guide for foreigners looking to get married in Scotland. From

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Do you or someone you know idolize French culture or have a romanticized vision of France? Here’s a

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