Pendower

Pendower offers high quality family accommodation along with a large private sunny garden and patio area. A large wood burner ensures this property is comfortable all year round! Access from garden and parking into fully fitted modern kitchen with gas cooker, washing machine, full size fridge freezer and microwave.

The Nare

Recently renovated and redecorated, this property was previously one of the old priory’s stables. Situated at the bottom of a large sunny garden, the Nare has its own private patio and parking areas. A stone chimney with wood burner and wooden ceiling beams add to the character of this charming property.

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French Landscaping

Parlez-vous Françes? Not to worry—you don’t need to speak French in order to enjoy the bright, comfortable and classic style of French Country landscapes around your home. From weathered walls to wide wooden tables, it is not hard to achieve the French Country look using the following tips and tricks. French landscaping style is all about well-used, worn-in, imperfect but beautiful architectural elements, furniture and accessories. Forget sleek lines, fine china, and black, white and gray color combos. Instead, fill your property with chunky wood tables, dozens of sweet-smelling flowers, and brightly patterned couches, curtains and pillows styled after the look of Provence, the southeast region in France that borders the Mediterranean Sea. If you’re looking to grasp the French look, you should look for things like cracked wood beams, curved panels, hand-carved decorations and raw material flooring and walls, like stone or bricks. Uneven plaster walls or raw distressed wood can also give you the French Country atmosphere. Also look…

The Best Places to Stay in Paris

While Paris is a busy place to be, it is relatively easy to get around in. This makes finding a good place to stay easier than many other places, since you don’t have to worry about being super close to where you need to get to if you have to get there quick. Of course, it is nice to know some of the better areas in Paris so that you are not stuck in a place that isn’t so nice for the night. With this short list of some of the best places to stay in Paris. I will start with the neighborhoods or regions if you would call them that of places that you can stay that have a reoccurring theme all around them. First up is Marais, which has amazing nightlife. If you want to stay in an area that has things to do almost twenty-four hours a…

Cultural Overview of France

France is filled with tons of history and culture. And when I say filled, I mean it has so much history and culture to it that you could go back in any country, look around in their history, and probably find some sort of French inspired invention, idea, or religious belief. France is a very cultured country, and it really has to do with some of the rulers of the past and what they loved to do and what they cared about at the time. Art and music are two things that were very popular in France and still are today. From the 17th century and beyond, France has shaped many different ideas into one main culture, and we have the rules of that time to thank. Being inspired by art and music, many famous painters and musicians found their way to fame by playing or painting for the monarchs…

Beginners Guide to French Food

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Best Cities to Visit in France

France in general is a pretty fantastic place to be. A vacation to France itself is a wonderful experience, and each city you visit is going to be a whole lot of fun. The variety of different landscapes and views in each city within the country makes it difficult to really choose what cities are the best. Some people may find that a quiet place is better than a busy Paris street, but that is not actually why it is hard to pick the best. It is simply because most of the cities in France are just that good. Sure, by the time you leave you could probably strain to pick what place was your favorite based on the things you did, but still, France is just that great of a place to be in Now, I have picked a few cities that are known for being very tourist oriented…

Planning a Trip to France

Planning ahead is obviously important for any sort of trip you are going to take, but if you looking to go to France, then there are some things that you will need to keep in mind while you are planning out your trip. France is filled with tons of things to do, so you will need to decide on what you want to do before you get there. France is not the kind of place where you want to decide what to do the day of, because you most likely will either run out of time or not be able to get there that day. While there are some things that you could decide to do on that day like what kind of restaurant you feel like eating at or noticing a shop to look around in, the more tourist oriented landmarks are places you want to put on your…

Best Restaurants in Paris

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Tourist Attractions in France

When it comes to tourist destinations, France is among the top countries in the world, a position it has enjoyed for years, stretching back really into centuries. The combination of arts, history, natural beauty, and climate make France one of the most interesting places in the world. Add to that the country’s reputation as a place for great romance (including the most romantic city in the world in Paris) and the security most developed countries of the Western world enjoy, and it is easy to see why tourists flock to the country every year. As you might guess, there is a lot to do throughout France, but here is a list of the five things that seem to be on every tourist’s agenda. Cities The big pull in terms of French tourism is the unique and ancient culture that can be found in the cities around the country. Paris is of course preeminent among the…

Learning the French Language

The French language is the first language of people living in France and other former French territories such as Quebec, a Canadian province. To date, French speaking people have already reached its more than 75 million mark and there are still a lot of individuals who are interested in learning and soon speaking the French language. Learning a foreign language has its own advantages. Firstly, it opens one to a different culture. It thus widens your understanding of the varied customs in the world. Also, it helps one interact with the people of other countries without any hindrance. It is advisable that you speak a language that comes in handy irrespective of your location anywhere in the world. Learn French, for it is one of the top five influential languages in the world. French is the most widely taught language second only to English. One can still create a simple method to take French lessons with little baby steps at a time. Starting…

France for New Visitors

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