Inspired by France

We are devoted to all things French. The country, the people, the culture. France is the world’s number one holiday destination. Who hasn’t enjoyed the odd glass of French wine or perhaps tasted a fresh croissant ? We have one simple goal in life. We want to share our enthusiasm for all things French and bring a little bit of that “Je ne sais quoi” into everyone’s life. Join us on the journey as we share our discoveries.

About Us

Inspired by France is a small family run blog and business based in the USA. Originally from the UK, we now live in California following time spent living and working in the UK, France and Belgium. We travel back to Europe on a regular basis to see family and take vacations in France whenever we can. Our dream is to spend more time in France which we think of as a second home.

About Us

Inspired by France is a small family run blog and business based in the USA. Originally from the UK, we now live in California following time spent living and working in the UK, France and Belgium. We travel back to Europe on a regular basis to see family and take vacations in France whenever we can. Our dream is to spend more time in France which we think of as a second home.

The Inspired by France Blog

Just some of the things we love about France

Food and Wine

From the humble morning croissant to Michelin starred chefs the French love of good cooking in all it’s form is known the world over.

Town and Country

France’s cities and countryside, it’s beaches and snow capped mountains are a magnet for all type of holiday maker the world over.

Culture and Style

Coco Chanel, Claude Monet, Edith Piaf, Brigitte Bardot, Jules Verne and many others have contributed to the art and culture coming from France

French History

France has rich and interesting history. It has played a central role in politics and culture in both Europe and the wider world.

Recent Blog Posts

Travel the Paris Metro Like a Parisian

Travel the Paris Metro Like a Parisian

Visiting Paris for the first time ? The Metro is the best way to get around Paris quickly and is a great introduction to Parisian life. Our guide to the Metro explains all you need to know about buying tickets, navigating the around Paris with some tips and tricks to make it fun and exciting.

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The Origins of the French Baguette

The Origins of the French Baguette

The French baguette may not be as French as you might think. You would be surprised to learn about the role an Austrian soldier and government labor laws played in the development of the French baguette as we know it today. Like the humble croissant the baguette has an interesting past.

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Bordeaux Wines – An Introduction

Bordeaux Wines – An Introduction

The Bordeaux region has long been home to some of the best and most famous wines in the world. With four distinct wine producing regions in the Bordeaux area each producing a distinctive range of wines it can be a bit confusing understanding which one might be the best for you. Our guide breaks it down into bite size chunks to help you appreciate the choices available.

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Travel the Paris Metro Like a Parisian

Travel the Paris Metro Like a Parisian

Visiting Paris for the first time ? The Metro is the best way to get around Paris quickly and is a great introduction to Parisian life. Our guide to the Metro explains all you need to know about buying tickets, navigating the around Paris with some tips and tricks to make it fun and exciting.

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Buying the Right Ticket for the Paris Metro

Buying the Right Ticket for the Paris Metro

The transport system in the Paris region includes the Metro, buses, trams and multiple rail systems. The good news is that there is an integrated ticket system with many different ways to buy a ticket. Read our guide to choosing the best Metro ticket so you know all the options and which is best for you.

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Our French Store

Later this year we will be launching an on-line store devoted French themed merchandise. We’ll be launching a range of clothing, homeware and accessories with a Gallic twist. If you’d like advance notice of the launch date and special offers sign up to our email community.

About Us

Inspired by France is a small family run business/blog . We have lived and worked in France at various times in our life and hope to spend a lot more time there in the future.

We love all things French ranging from film, music and literature to the simple pleasures of French cooking and the odd glass of wine. We want to share our love of France with other France fanatics !

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