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All About France #38

Welcome to the 38th edition of the All About France link up! If you haven’t heard of #allaboutfrance before, it’s a fantastic link-up normally hosted by Phoebe of Lou Messugo. It’s the perfect place to read about your favourite French destinations, get inspiration for your next trip, to learn something new about France, or to share your own tales of Gallic adventures…

Phoebe asked me to host #38 here at Le Long Weekend and I jumped at the opportunity to get involved and host this spring edition of All About France.

Speaking of spring, the weather has been warming up beautifully here in the South of France. The poppies and rapeseed are filling the fields with their colourful blooms and the region is starting to buzz with the first visitors of the year. 

We took a trip down to Sanary-sur-Mer at the weekend for a wander and it was absolutely brimming with people! Such a change from even a month ago. After a rather windy walk around the l’île du Grand Gaou, we headed into Sanary for sorbet and a stroll through the pretty streets.

There are plenty of lovely boutiques and we found the most gorgeous spice shop with every kind of salt and pepper you could imagine, plus a wide variety of herb & spice mixes and a lovely range of loose leaf teas! Do pop into l’Aquarelle des Saveurs if you get the chance.

Sanary-sur-Mer, Provence, France

This week we’re planning on another trip to the seaside to make the most of the balmy temperatures and to do some research for an upcoming blog post. Stay tuned on that one…

In the meantime, here’s some reading to keep you busy. The following posts are Phoebe’s favourites from last month, if you haven’t given them a read already then I recommend you do.

A day in Rouen – photo tour by Mum’s Gone To

Le Col de la Bonnette: crossing the highest paved road in Europe – by Italian Kiwi

Paris Gardens to Enjoy – by Exploring our World

So, let’s get started. But firstly, what is All About France?

All About France is a monthly blog linky, linking up blog posts about France.  These posts can be freshly scribbled or from your archives as a way of bringing new life to an old article. 

There is no date limit and the only rule for the subject matter is that it is about France in some way.  This can mean French language, French food, French style, French literature, expat life in France, French expats abroad or travel in France among other things. 

The linky opens on the 1st Thursday of each month and stays open for a week.

Here’s how to join in the fun

  • You can link up one post, old or new as long as it’s about France/French.
  • Please make sure you include the All About France badge in your post or a hyperlink back to me (the html code is below) *
  • Please comment on both the host’s posts and at least two others, the more the merrier.
  • Blog linkys only work if you’re generous with your comments and shares.
  • Please use the hashtag #AllAboutFrance when sharing on social media.
  • Don’t forget you can join the Pinterest board and pin your post to it for extra exposure.
  • Join in the fun on Instagram, use the hashtag #AllAboutFrance (and follow us @fibitee & @lelongweekend) and we’ll share your picture on our stories. Don’t forget to like/comment on other pictures with the hashtag.

Grab the code for the AllAboutFrance badge here:



Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML For more information on All About France you can take a look at the introductory post Phoebe wrote here

This linky will stay open for a whole week and the next one will be on Thursday 6th June over on Lou Messugo.

*Links without a backlink to this blog will need moderating before appearing on the linky. If you have any problems adding a post please let me know.

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Saturday 4th of May 2019

I love your photos of Sanary-sur-Mer! I haven't explored that town yet. It looks as though I need to! I'm happy to be a part of #allaboutfrance!

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