Online Magazine


Miscellany of Articles

For Channel Islanders & Others Interested in France







Guest Writers



The Old Black Dog - French Pub with English influence.  Caroline Carver tells how popular English roasts, bacon and egg and fish and chips have become with locals


Caroline Carver


Elaine Murphy

George East author of a series of seven books about his and wife Donella's life as an "innocent abroad" in Lower Normandy is about to embark on a new series of books  - "East at Large", Enjoy George's wit and perception of  France

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George East







Articles related to places to visit in France

La Route de la Baie - read about the towns and attractions on the road around the Bay of Mont Saint Michel  from Cancale to Granville

Focus on Gers in the Midi Pyrénées

Visit Fourgères

Pierres Sonnantes at Notre Dame de Guildo





The 20th Fete des Remparts took place in Dinan in 2012 

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Fete des Remparts 2012



L'Etoile du Roy - familiar sight in the harbour of St Malo.  More....


May 2012


Etoile du Roy

Les Saints de Glace, (The Ice Saints) and La Lune Rousse


May 2012

Ice Saint

May Day in France. La Fête du Muguet and Labour Day.  More....


May 2012

Lily of the Valley

Fete des Remparts 2012  

in Dinan July 2012 - News about the popular medieval festival  More...


April 2012

Fete des Remparts entertainers

Its Easter So Lets Go Fishing!
and watch out for that flying bell!



April 2012

Flying Bell

Foire de Rennes -

huge exhibition held each March in Rennes



March 2012


Foire de Rennes

Cap Malo - Review of super shopping centre on the way to Rennes - part of  the Brittany Shopping Page  More

Dog in Alinea basket at Cap Malo

"La Vie en Rose" - Say it Carefully with Roses!



Girl with bouquet

The Processional Pine Caterpillar, new immigrant to Northern France


Pine Caterpillar

The Alliance Française in Jersey


town hall st helier jersey

La Fete de la Musique - Music Day in France


Travelling from Jersey to France in the 1960's.


Old airline timetable

Impressions of Giverny   - The House  created by Monet in Normandy


Monet's house

Vide Greniers

Vide Greniers (car  boot sales) are very popular in France. 


Patrick Bent writes detective novels set in Brittany coastal towns such as  St. Malo, St. Cast and Erquy.  - More ...


"Nuit Noir" new crime thriller set in Dinard by Patrick Bent  More


and Algues Fatales a Erquy More


Patrick Bent

St Malo's Corsairs

The Corsairs sailed the seas attacking other vessels under licence from the King of France. However France had its women pirates and fighters too!


Taden Night Market

Charming little market held during July and August


Manoir at Taden

French Discothèques - are they different?.... - Yes they are



Jèrriais - the language of Jersey


Jersey market

Weddings in France


Wedding group

Well who was the Translator?

Some rather creative translation from French to English


Me nu

Station Kid Award Resorts


Station Kid Logo



Emeraude Ferries gone from Jersey - The end of an era