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Mar/Apr newsletter 2011


In this newsletter, we update you on how our information nights in east coast capital cities went;
have a new French rental property in the Languedoc; tell you about the hit French movie Potiche
(some free passes also) and the latest Melbourne French theatre Moliere offering; and, provide
a recipe for sugary puff pastry chouquettes in addition to facts about April traditions in France.

A bientot
Sharon et David

PS: You will notice this newsletter covers two months as we are in France for a few weeks -
watch out for May's newsletter to hear all about Corsica, Flanders Fields, Toulon and Nimes.


Lots of interest in French property at info evenings

David shared our experience and research on buying property in France with over 150 people at our information nights recently in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. There was plenty of interest with many people indicating they are likely to buy a French place as a result. If you weren't able to make it along to one of these nights, don't despair - we will be releasing in May our comprehensive interactive home study guide which give you all the advantages of coming to one of our workshops but you can do it at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. We have a special offer in the lead up to its release: pre-purchase and you will receive our pack of three e-guides now - the 1st 5 to take this offer up by 12 April will also receive a free double pass to the movie Potiche (below). For detail or to buy the home study guide, click here.

LAST CHANCE also to book into our property purchasing tour to France 20-24 June which will be closing soon! Don't miss out on this opportunity for first hand access to David showing you good value places with local real estate agents as well as many tips and tricks we have learned along the way.

New rental in ancient quarter of Languedoc town
This charming 16th century first floor, two bedroom apartment with a stone terrace, gargoyle and courtyard, has shuttered windows overlooking a romantic cobblestoned Pezenas street in the south of France. The apartment is light and airy with a unique mix of modern and antique French furnishings.
Rent starts at only $350 a week in low season:

Carolyn from Holidays to Europe has written an article titled '10 things to do in the Languedoc' for you to read. Also we have two Languedoc properties for sale including the renovated Aude 2 bed place 85k euro.

Hit French movie with big names and big laughs

Potiche has an all star cast including French screen greats Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu. Suzanne (Deneuve) is a potiche, a decorative object/ trophy wife of a wealthy business owner who is cheating on her. The film is a satirical take on the war between the sexes and classes with Depardieu playing a union leader and ex-love of Suzanne who is still keen on her. Set in a provincial town in France, it is an adaptation of a 1970s French hit comic play. Potiche is being released on 21 April around the country. Click here to view trailer

was the opening night film of the French film festival which is still showing in some states until 10 April. While the Melbourne season has finished, you can still enjoy some culture at the latest French theatre company's production: Le Médecin Volant [The Flying Doctor] and La Jalousie du Barbouillé [The Jealous Husband or Barbouille's Jealousy], a Moliere double bill running from 3-7 May 2011.

Find more about these French
cultural events in Australia at:

Recipe for sugary puff pastry chouquettes 

These sugary puff pastry treats are found all over France in boulangeries/patisseries and are usually sold in bags of 10, now you can make your own:

Facts about the French origin of April fools day April fools day is said to have started in France:
It is linked to the French tradition of Poisson de Avril:



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