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Your articles and blogs

We welcome submissions of articles for the site about Languedoc or France.  Articles should be under 1000 words and in English. Please submit articles by email. We also welcome links to your blogs about living in France.

My Languedoc village : A series of articles by residents describing their towns and villages

My Languedoc village

A series of articles by residents describing their towns and villages.

The Secret Cevennes by Samantha David
Samantha David
Samantha David is a freelance journalist and writes for various publications including BBC Online, the Sunday Times, the FT, Living France, everything France, and France Magazine
Samantha David is a freelance journalist and writes for various publications including BBC Online, the Sunday Times, the FT, Living France, everything France, and France Magazine. Her novel "I Married a Pirate" was published by Myrmidon Books in July 2007. Samantha_David_website.

Beatrice Labonne is French. She writes of her experience in returning to France after a career spanning 40 years abroad. She now divides her time between Languedoc and Rio, and writes occasional travel articles.

Herault Tourisme guides       Herault Tourisme guides
A series of guides to various parts of Herault

Image of Gerry Patterson     Gerry Patterson
A man in tight shorts discovers Le Sud and shares his findings with budding cyclists in the area.

A Canadian and his Japanese wife settled in Montpellier after being in Asia and explore Languedoc by cycle. Finding little in the way of resources, they aim to provide information for those following in their tyre tracks.

Jonathan Hesford, proprietor of Domaine Treloar     Jonathan Hesford
The establishment of a Languedoc vineyard .... via NY, NZ and UK.

Domaine Treloar is a small boutique wine producing estate in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France owned and operated by Englishman Jonathan Hesford and his Kiwi wife, Rachel Treloar. Jonathan is a qualified Viticulturist and Oenologist. He graduated top of his year at Lincoln University, New Zealand. Here in the Roussillon he brings together a lifetime love of wine, New World techniques and the wonderful local grape varieties and terroir. Domaine Treloar website

English tea shop and library in Anduze, Gard, France    
Starting an English tea shop in Anduze
How Caroline Nolder and Aline Rideau created Tea-Potes - a quirky Salon de The and Livres Occasion in the heart of Anduze - where customers and friends can pick up a few second-hand books and admire the choice articles both from the UK and France. 

    Marques Vickers An American in the French Languedoc
Marques Vickers and his wife Claudia sold their San Francisco Bay Area home, left their jobs and moved to the village of Fabrezan in the Languedoc region of southern France in June 2005. He is an accomplished artist whose work can be seen on the Marques Vickers website..

Chateau Lasserre
Chateau Lasserre
Sally is a 40 something 'workhorse' running a 19th century country house rental in Aude, South of France. This is the true story of how she found and restored the house. Link to her website.

André Goddard is a property surveyor covering Aude, Herault and neighbouring departements of Languedoc. With 40 years in private practice he provides a quality service backed by European qualifications and professional liability cover.

André Goddard is a Chartered Building Surveyor with 40 years in private practice.

Wendy's world articles

wendy johnson

Wendy Johnson is English and has been living in France since 1998. She is based close to Nimes and in her spare time helps to run an Association (with over 270 members) for English speakers in the area.  Wendy originally worked in the commercial travel industry, where among other things she organised group travel and conferences. She writes of her ongoing experiences in France.

Le monde de l'alimentation sécurisée : Derek Andrews

Electricity in France

Derek Andrews, is a happily married ex-pat Brit living and running a small company based in Saint Malo specialising in the economy of energy, the production of electricity in all its forms and the safe usage of this energy. His website is here.

Articles by Craig mcGinty Craig McGinty

This French Life

Craig McGinty is a journalist with a wide variety of experience in both daily newspapers, breaking news websites and public relations.


Surprising France
Nomad is a long term expat who has lived and worked in many countries. Here, he examines some of the common misconceptions held about France.

Peter Rawlingson : An official translation done by a sworn translator is legal, exact, confidential and valid for all authorities ; An official translation done by an independent sworn translator is fast and personal. You will be in direct contact with your translator.

Official and Legal Translating and Interpreting

Peter Rawlingson has been a sworn translator (traducteur assermenté) for 12 years. He is a New Zealander living with his family on Oléron Island. He translates all official and legal documents for all official and legal purposes, in France and overseas. You can contact Peter Rawlingson through his web site here.

Carolyn Schonafinger - Holidays to Europe
Managing Director at Holidays to Europe
Carolyn Schonafinger is the owner of an online travel company that specialises in European holidays.  Carolyn has travelled extensively in Europe and is passionate about helping other Aussies to experience the joys of a European holiday.

Nigel Webb

Chateau de Boussagues

The moving story of how Nigel Webb found his chateau. The ongoing story of restoration and information about accommodation is here.

Jeremy Josephs
Jeremy Josephs is an established writer and journalist with some half a dozen books tucked under his belt. But during the course of the last few years he has  turned his keyboard steadily to writing almost exclusively about France. 


languedoc blogs

Languedoc bloggers links

A blog is an online journal. Those selected  include accounts of everyday events in Languedoc. Many include tales of hardship as the writers struggle to settle in a foreign country. And many are very amusing.


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