How to watch British TV as an expat in France

So you’re in France and it’s Wednesday night. Obviously you want to watch the Great British Bake Off, but alas, you can’t see it because the iPlayer is blocked! What to do? Never fear, it’s easy as pie (pun intended) to watch British TV in France. Now you may like French TV. If you love…

Not another post about the Eiffel Tower!

I know, I know. As if there weren’t already enough posts on the internet about why you should visit the Eiffel Tower. There must be hundreds, probably thousands out there. So why this one? Because I’m not going to try and convince you to visit it. You’re already in Paris and let’s be honest, if…

10 reasons why you should visit Paris

There are some incredible cities in the world with amazing things to see and experience. The city of lights is one such city boasting some of the world’s best food, theatre, and iconic monuments. If you’re looking for an excuse to visit Paris, you’re in the right place. Some may be obvious and some you’ve…

How to pick a French football team to support

The beautiful game. In the last 170 years it’s grown from just a few clubs scattered around England to an international phenomenon with leagues in countries all over the world. Take France for example. Most people will know them more for their national team at the World Cup in ’98 and ’10 (the first for…

5 things you need to know before driving in France

Driving in France for the first time can be a daunting prospect for even the most experienced drivers. Signposts are in a language you may not understand, distances and speeds are shown in kilometres instead of miles, and to top it off nobody seems to know how to drive properly! This is made even worse…

10 differences between the UK and France

Living in another country can be something of a culture shock. Things you take for granted back home could turn out to be completely different in your adopted land. So as a Brit living in Paris I’ve compiled some of the biggest differences between the UK and France. UK and France differences 1/ Croissants This…

Find LEROSBEEF on Instagram @iamlerosbeef

If you like photos of France and Paris in particular as well as other random pictures, follow LEROSBEEF on Instagram. @iamlerosbeef With LEROSBEEF on Instagram you’ll find: Big cities always feature loads of great burger places and Paris is no exception. One of my favourite places to grab one is the Lizard Lounge. #visitparis #visitfrance…

Bastille Day 2016

Today is a big day in France, the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille which began the revolution 227 years ago. The 14th July is a public holiday and is celebrated in a similar way to the 4th July in the USA. To make the most of it grab some beers, fire up the…

Pétanque – The favourite summer game of the French

If you ever take a summer holiday to France, especially the south, you’re going to need to know how to play pétanque. It’s a relatively simple game which is something of a treasured national pasttime. This game is popular with every generation and almost every village, town, and city has at least one place where…