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What is Mary Anne’s France?

It’s a website aimed at all of you who share my passion for this most seductive, and at times, annoying country. Since tasting my first fresh baguette with unsalted butter, and sipping, or rather slurping, my first creamy, slightly bitter French coffee from a bowl, I have loved France.

My website aims to reveal both the best and the most hidden parts of France. It’s here to uncover the unusual…like tracing the Loire River from source to sea; revealing traditional bistros in sleepy towns, top bed and breakfasts in small villages, brocante fairs and vide greniers. In fact everything that makes France such a wonderful place to visit.

Who am I?

I’m Mary Anne, a travel writer who has been visiting and writing about France for longer than I care to admit. I have a house in the remote Auvergne. It’s a place to get away from the frenzy of the world, to read books and to gaze at the stars. It’s also an excellent base for travels to the rest of France.
I have written on France for Frommer’s and for Silver Travel Advisor, and was the France expert for tripsavvy.com for 8 years.

I have written guides to Belgium and Sweden, articles and blogs on Finland and Tenerife, and radio programmes on historic travellers. But you know what? My heart remains in France.

If this appeals, please join me on Facebook. You can also follow me on Twitter and look at the wonderful imagery of France on Pinterest.

France is a huge country, so I am always discovering more. I am open to other ideas, so please do get in touch if there’s something you think I should cover. Contact me at ma@maryannesfrance.com.

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