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  1. Michelle Symes
    @ 10:03 am

    I love the memories France holds for me. My husband proposed at Mont St Michele. We worked in the french alps for 6 glorious months nibbling on saucisson and devouring pane a chocolat. I miss it terribly and would love to be immersed in all that is french closer to home

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    • Kellie Anderson
      @ 6:51 am

      It is definitely a touch of France in Melbourne. Gorgeous setting and everything French. It is wonderful!

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  2. Debbie Packham
    @ 11:18 am

    Have just discovered an amazing cheese – Delice de Bourgogne. It’s amazing. I wonder if there will be any at Paris to Provence? Would love to go hunting for it!

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    • Kellie Anderson
      @ 6:49 am

      I’m not sure, Debbie but when I went last year they had heaps of different French cheeses! I was in cheese heaven!

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  3. Amanda
    @ 6:39 am

    The food. The attitude towards food. The culture around food. The deliciousness of the food. Did I mention food?

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  4. Marsha Byron
    @ 10:57 am

    My love affair with all things French started when I was 16 when I went to see the historical film about the life of Marie Antoinette. Since then my love for all things French has sparked the flame and my passion for all things vintage & French things such as antiques, French food, French Jewellery, French decor and of course trying to perfect the French macaroon.

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  5. Marsha Byron
    @ 10:57 am

    My love affair with all things French started when I was 16 when I went to see the historical film about the life of Marie Antoinette. Since then my love for all things French has sparked the flame and my passion for all things vintage & French things such as antiques, French food, French Jewellery, French decor and of course trying to perfect the French macaroon ♥♥♥

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  6. janic
    @ 11:52 am

    I love everything about France, its beautiful capital city Paris, the city of love and light. The gorgeous country villages,the beautiful monuments, my favourite being the eiffel tower. The wine,the cheese.All my family and friends that I left there.And of course last but not least the wonderful food:croissants,baguettes et pains au chocolat,foie gras,galettes bretonnes et galettes des rois,buche de noel,etc etc,omg I prefer to stop here:-D

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  7. Anne-Sophie Foucherand
    @ 6:40 pm

    Im french and i move to Australia 8 years ago , i love it here but i do miss my country sometimes… I miss the food, the culture … so it would be nice to get a bit of a taste of France in Melbourne, merci for reading this .
    A bientot.

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  8. Belinda P
    @ 8:54 am

    What I love the best about France is the utter reverence to food – especially the quality. You just know you have stepped into some kind of foodie heaven when you find a patisserie where one lady serves the delightful pastries and bread and one is then directed to the madame who is in charge of the money. There is no way that the person who handles the food will also handle the cash. You can take the time you need to make your important food choices and every question is answered with intimate knowledge of the processes used to make the food. This kind of respect exists in so many shops and when you combine this with a classic sense of style, class and history, well you just know that you are somewhere special. As a dedicated Francophile, I am always desperately trying to find little patches of France where ever I can in Melbourne so this festival is also one of the highlights of the year for me!

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  9. Dan
    @ 9:54 am

    The bubbles and the cheese. What other country gave my stomach so much?

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  10. Jen Holdstock
    @ 11:26 am

    Brasserie Flo in Reims, sipping champagne in Champagne. C’est magnifique.

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  11. Effie
    @ 3:50 am

    I love PARIS!

    The women are glamorous,
    The men are amorous,
    The city is exciting,
    Its parks are inviting,
    The attractions are majestic,
    And the shopping is fantastic!

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  12. Lyndall
    @ 4:05 am

    P_retty sites with
    A_mazing history
    R_omantic and
    I_ncredible fashion
    S_tyle!

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  13. Anonymous
    @ 6:44 am

    It is on my ‘Bucket List’ and a friend is on holiday there at the moment – soooooo jealous though can’t wait to here more stories on her return.
    What a pefect setting Como House is for the festival!!
    * bubbles
    * almond cioossants
    * cheese
    * frogs legs
    YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMM

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  14. jayleen Considine
    @ 10:57 pm

    I remember racing through the streets and on the metro in the aim to reach our booked time for the eiffel tower. It was like our own version of the amazing race. The view was amazing our then 4 yr old feel in love with paris- and can’t wait to go back to live when he’s grown up he busy practising his french to get ready

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  15. Sutejo tan
    @ 12:10 am

    I love anything about French. The language is beautiful, their food is delicious, their cities are fabulous, and their culture is so elegant. I think I could be French on my previous life. 😛

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  16. Joyce @ TOT: HOT OR NOT
    @ 7:33 am

    My birthday is on Bastille Day so every year is a chance to indulge in my love for all things French – the language, the food, the wine, the films, the ballet, the fashion, the history, the landscape. The Paris to Provence festival sounds like just the place for me to spend a weekend since I can't hop the Eurostar to Paris on a whim these days!

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  17. Anonymous
    @ 1:11 pm

    I first travelled to France in 2006 and immediately fell in love with the country. It is after all the most romantic country in the world. I especially love the pastries and the fashion. I can't wait to make another trip back soon.

    Ann (oceanian[at]lycos[dot]com)

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  18. Allan Hong
    @ 4:52 am

    I love France because of Paris. French living is we all aspire to be.

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  19. Laura D'Anna
    @ 4:29 am

    I've never been, but my husband is French. I would love to go and visit his family – and of course taste the wine, enjoy the food and visit the iconic sights! I'd especially love to see the Louvre. I love the food, the culture and of course the sights and can't wait to see it first hand.

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  20. Maxine
    @ 8:03 am

    I have only been to Paris, but I love everything about it, the culture, the history, the magic that is Paris, so much so that I am going again next year

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  21. B Prinzen
    @ 4:42 am

    As they say in France – ce n'est pas qui tu aimes c'est comment tu aimes – it is not who you love, it is how you love and that sums up for me the passion the French seem to have for everything – they love their language, they love their food, they love their romance and their sense of style. Unfortunately I can afford to go all the way to France so the next best thing would be to attend

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  22. mutteringsandststutterings
    @ 2:03 pm

    France and all that is French is simply beautiful. Even the garbage collectors are charming in France!

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  23. David
    @ 12:17 am

    I love the langage I love the French I have never been to France, but France is a dream. I just so want to kiss my girl at night over looking the city of Paris.

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  24. David
    @ 12:18 am

    I love the langage I love the French I have never been to France, but France is a dream. I just so want to kiss my girl at night over looking the city of Paris.

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  25. Helen
    @ 6:40 am

    The image of Parisians, ambling home for the day with their baguettes, the ends always missing. I always wondered what delicious meals they would end up part of…

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  26. Christine
    @ 9:34 pm

    Created memories for life last year staying on iles St. Louis, most special lunch at le Meurice, turning the corner on the river boat to see the Eiffel Tower in its splendour twinkling in the clear night, a night in the front row of circle at Paris garnier, walking up towards Montmartre and the feel of beauty and style in so many guises just everywhere. Just in lovd with PAris. Back to France next year!

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  27. Theresa W.
    @ 10:21 am

    French cuisine is the highest art form of any culinary tradition. It’s amazingly delicious!

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  28. Destrina K.
    @ 4:28 pm

    The French really know how to *live* passionately and savour life in their food, music, art, or love. I love their unconscionable attitude to living in the moment, and uncompromised standards in presentation and taste. Combined with their innate grace, charm and elegance, they are always a class above.
    Their serious appreciation to food extends to imposing strict meal and break times to savour their three course lunch or favourite almond croissant. I wish we could live in their pace and refined senses.

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  29. Stephanie Schiller Delage
    @ 3:38 pm

    My favourite thing about France is my French husband Francois! A close second would be the amazing tarte au citron that he makes from time to time.

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  30. Novatus K.
    @ 4:43 pm

    Nothing can beat the French provincial furniture. Simple and elegant what it is.

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  31. Varideux
    @ 11:28 pm

    I love the beautiful language and their commitment to style.

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  32. Sophie B
    @ 4:04 pm

    What I love about France is museum hopping, wandering through art galleries, and sitting at a sidewalk café people-watching and I also love to sample the local cuisine and wander aimlessly through the city streets.

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