Hello and Welcome to The Beret and Baguette – a website about life in France.

If you live in France and are looking for a place to find answers about the ins and outs of life here, then you have come to the right place.

If you simply love France then this is a place for you to learn a bit more and maybe pick up a few tricks for your next visit.

The Blog is a place to find practical information about life in France and humorous stories about some of the uncertainties of adapting life once here.  Contributing authors, living in and outside of France, share stories about their “French experience” and what draws them to the culture and why.

Please, check out the Shop.  It is growing at the moment, and we are focusing on bringing quality French products together.

Have a question?  Check out the Forum.   It is the place to ask some advance and gets some helpful tidbits about all things French.

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