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    French in France Launch Party

    Last week I was luckily enough to be invited along to the launch of a new business venture for Jonathan Maisey and Laurie Cliquet; French in France. The idea is instead of learning French in a classroom, you take the French to France and learn in a beautiful house in the South West of France: fully immersing yourself in the French culture and way of life . The concept is simple yet so much more effective (and who needs an excuse to go to the South of France!). Laurie moved from Normandy to Cheltenham 30 years ago and has been keen to give people a complete cultural experience teaching in France. Jonathan…

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    "Paris is always a good idea"

    According to Audrey Hepburn that is, and I tend to agree. Day 3 in Paris was another jam-packed day. We awoke surprisingly chirpy considering the amount of wine we’d had the night before, went down for breakfast and made our way out into the city. The weather was still dreary but had stopped raining so we decided to head towards the Eiffel Tower and get a closer look. We stood around taking endless photographs, trying to avoid the beggars who trick you into giving them money. Alan almost got conned before I dragged him away… We then got the tube down to the Catacombs, one of the largest in the world, where…