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For Channel Islanders & Others Interested in France


Channel France Magazine incorporates articles on France and the Channel Islands which include Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark.  The website and magazine provide a wealth of information of interest to new and regular visitors to France, second home owners, Channel Islanders and those thinking of relocating or already resident in the country.  There is also information about the Channel Islands which is of great interest to ex pats in France!  As Brittany, Normandy and the Channel Islands are grouped together geographically there is a strong concentration on these areas.  Guest writers are always welcome!


Les Félipous at Plouër-sur-Rance



September 2012




Guest Writers


Jennie Poate Regional Manager for Siddalls France, Independent Financial Advisers to the expatriate community in France writes about her arrival and subsequent life in France. 


Jennie Poate

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

My Life as a Provence Property Searcher

by Elayne Murphy

Elaine tells her story of her life as a property searcher in the south of France.




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

More ...

George East



Dinan -  History and Attractions

Morgane wrote this while "en stage" with us in Jersey.




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


Articles Referring to Businesses 

Fish and Chips in Dinan!

Galerie de l'Occasion Depot Vente

English Tree Surgeon in Brittany

Moved or are moving to France.  Here is the help you need.

The following pages contain advertising information provided by the business or individual featured.

A Gardening holiday at the mystical Chateau Bellenau in Normandy

Cruising Holidays in France with Crown Blue Lines

Elizabeth Jeffs offers beauty treatments at the Lotus Blossom Institute in Brittany

Find Tradesmen (Artisans) with ease

Reiki Master and Crystal Healer Philippa Wood

Monte Carlo Weddings  


Travel News -

articles relating to travel between the Channel Islands and France

Useful Websites Reviews of useful websites

Services and Trades people in Brittany


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

Read more


Fete des Remparts 2012

Welcome to Queue Gardens at the Jersey Post Office!  More ...


August 2012


Flowers said it all in July with flower festivals held in many locations including St Bartholomew's Church in Dinard and St Helier Town Church.



Flower display

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

Emails Sending Difficulties ... Experiencing problems with sending emails when in France



The Vaux Hardy Alpacas Norman and Orla have renovated an old Breton farm and also breed Alpacas


Vauxhardy alpacas

The Alliance Française in Jersey


town hall st helier jersey

La Fete de la Musique - Music Day in France


St Bartholomew's Church in Dinard was once again the venue for a flower festival which is the idea of ex Jersey resident Corrie Stein. The 2011 theme was flowers and music.


Corrie Stein

Click here to read about the 2010 event with the theme of flowers and icons.  This involved the work of Jersey Iconographer Karen Blampied

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

Robert Donovan is a talented artist who displays his work at various markets and locations in Brittany

More ...

Robert Donavan

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

Breton Cheddar?!

Cheddar Cheese made in Brittany, France,  by Erica Hicks  More...

Erica's market stall

Station Kid Award Resorts


Station Kid Logo

HD Ferries service commenced between the Channel Islands and St . Malo


H D ferries

Emeraude Ferries gone from Jersey - The end of an era


Powerful Pastels - Susan Jones' exhibition


Susan Jones work