Top 10 blogs about living in France


Many English speakers choose to settle down in France: Americans, British but also Australians and Kiwis. Among the multitude of expats, some have had the great idea of sharing their daily life and passion for France through a blog. So here is our top 10 of expats blogs about living in France.

1. The pioneer: Secrets of Paris

Created in 1999 by Heather Stimmler-Hall, Secrets of Paris is — as the name suggests — a bog dedicated to unraveling the capital’s best guarded secrets. Heather shares historical anecdotes but also plenty of good ideas to discover Paris away from the tourists trails.

2. The practical one: France this way

This blog is a goldmine of information for British expats living in France. It includes very useful articles — for instance regarding the Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) — and many tips to make life easier on a daily basis.

3. The Foodie : Lost in Cheeseland

For the past seven years, Lindsey has been sharing her love for cheese and her knowledge of French cuisine. On her blog, she reveals her recommendations and favorite places to eat and drink coffee in Paris, talks about her travels throughout France, and explains her book crushes.

4. The historical one: Life on La Lune

Vanessa Couchman has been living in Midi-Pyrénées since 1997. Passionate about history, she dedicates a lot of her posts to the discovery of french nearby castles, as well as to traditions and historical regions of France.

5. The most glamourous: Vicki Archer

Vicki Archer’s blog is dedicated to French fashion, beauty and lifestyle, particularly in Paris and in Provence where she resides. A gorgeous blog with many recommendations in Saint-Rémy de Provence, sprinkled with beautiful photos.

6. The Shabby Chic: Fabulously French

Leeann has two passions: vintage finds and French patisserie. Her blog is simply delicious! It will make all vintage furniture lovers crave for more. Moreover, Fabulously French also has its own e-shop on which you can buy all of her latest finds.

7. The most Instagram-friendly: Chez Loulou

Jennifer lives in Paris but she knows her way around France! This blogger who has been writing for ten years now has lived in Languedoc Roussillon and in Normandy. Her blog is a succession of beautiful images and tips about living in Paris and in France in general.

8. The Southerner: The Provence Post

Created in 2008 by Julie Mautner — a journalist specialized in gastronomy and travels — this blog is as much for expats and tourists as it is for all those who just want to dream about cicadas and lavender fields in front of their computer screen.

9. Wine and love: Blooming in Bordeaux

In her blog, Claire shares anecdotes about being married to a French man, and talks about the region in which she now lives: Gironde. Renowned for its wines, it is a great holiday destination. Claire also has plenty of good tips and recommendations for you!

10. The feel-good blog: Oui in France

In this blog created in 2012, Diane shares tips about leading a healthy lifestyle while living abroad. She also shares images and info about her travels throughout France, as well as recommendations around Angers (where she lives) and various well-being tips. What France-related blogs do you read? Do not hesitate to comment below with links to your favorite blogs or website recommendations!

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