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All About France #24

Bonne Année, meilleurs voeux, Happy New Year to everyone in the lovely #AllAboutFrance community,  I hope you've all had a wonderful festive season and are now ready to spoil us with inspiring tales of and from France.


As this is my little part of the great world wide web I reckon I get the odd privilege now and again and today I'm going to blatantly PROMOTE MY SELF-CATERING HOLIDAY RENTAL the "one and only" Lou Messugo gîte.  If somehow you've failed to realise that Lou Messugo is actually the name of our house and gîte (and not me) then now's the time to recify that!  

Read more: Reasons to book a self-catering gite holiday at Lou Messugo

*** If you are planning a holiday in the sun this year please do consider booking with us.*** We sleep 4, love hosting families with kids as well as couples, are open all year and are flexible about length of stay and arrival days (other than in July- August when it's Saturday to Saturday and 7 days minimum.)  

sunny terrace outdoor dining

Book direct with us here through the website and you'll save significant amounts on commission fees charged by the big booking sites (though we do have to use those to be seen and have over 150 5 star reviews from contented past guests, just remember to book with me direct please!)

Read comments in our Visitors' Book 

We are happy to accept payment in installments and if you book by the end of January I will be delighted to offer a 15% discount to anyone who is involved with #AllAboutFrance, just quote AAF in your enquiry.  We also rent out our whole house which sleeps 11 from mid July to mid August.

well located Lou Messugo

See more:  an album full of happy guests "Humans of Lou Messugo"

I'd so love to meet you all in the flesh, wouldn't you love to be a "Human of Lou Messugo"?  Please do think about booking a holiday here!

Thanks for induging me, let's get back to the linky!  Thanks to everyone who linked up last time, as always I've picked a few posts that stood out for me though it's always hard to limit myself to 3 or 4, honestly I love them all.  Please keep linking and spreading the word, next month will be the 2 year anniversary! 

Paris' hidden rooftop bees by A French Collection

The secret Roman aqueduct by Daisy the Bus

Bordeaux wine museum - la cité du vin by Untold Morsels

France's most beautiful villages: Talmont sur Gironde by Le Long Weekend


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 (though it should be evergreen) and the only rule for 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 at the bottom of your post or in the sidebar of your blog, or a hyper-link back to me (the code is below).
• Please comment on 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.

Grab the #AllAboutFrance badge here
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For more information on All About France you can take a look at the introductory post I wrote here. This linky will stay open until 11.55 pm on Wed 11th Jan and be back again on Thursday 2nd February.



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  • Guest
    Diane Tuesday, 10 January 2017

    Happy New Year and thank you for hosting!!

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    Phoebe Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    Thanks Diane, you too!

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    Katy Sunday, 08 January 2017

    Merci beaucoup for your support Phoebe! Loved visiting La Cité du Vin and I hope others do too. I am very much looking forward to being a "human of Lou Messugo" soon.. likely next year

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    Phoebe Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    Oh please do come Katy, I'd so love to meet you and I know you'd love it here!

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    JanetT Sunday, 08 January 2017

    Thanks for letting me know about the link-up, and that the first link had an error in it - oops. I've added it again, so I hope you'll be able to delete the faulty one. Lots of fascinating items linked up, I am looking forward to reading many great blogs.

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    Phoebe Sunday, 08 January 2017

    All done Janet, thanks for re-adding and enjoy your reading.

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    CatherineRose Friday, 06 January 2017

    Thanks for hosting, Phoebe! I really enjoy reading so many different stories about France and I've discovered a lot of new blogs through your link up.

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    Phoebe Sunday, 08 January 2017

    I'm glad to hear that and happy you enjoy it CatherineRose.

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    Caro Friday, 06 January 2017

    Happy New Year!! Thanks for the link up, some great posts on here - I am pleased to be part of the first one of 2017!

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    Phoebe Sunday, 08 January 2017

    Thanks for joining in Caro, bonne année to you too!

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    Rosemary Kneipp Thursday, 05 January 2017

    Happy New Year to you, too, Phoebe and thank you for continuing the link-up. Some months it really stimulates me to write a new post as I did today.

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    Phoebe Sunday, 08 January 2017

    I'm really happy to hear that Rosemary as you were one of my early bogging inspirations. :)

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    Jill Thursday, 05 January 2017

    Thank you, Phoebe --- I so enjoy #AllAboutFrance and look forward to reading each month. Cheers!

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    Phoebe Thursday, 05 January 2017

    It's a pleasure Jill, I love reading everyone's different articles.

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    Susie Kelly Thursday, 05 January 2017

    Bonne annee et bonne sante
    What a beautiful place to stay
    I wish we could get down your way. :)

    Thank you once again for the linky, Phoebe.

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    Phoebe Thursday, 05 January 2017

    I hope you can one day Susie!

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    Different Shores Thursday, 05 January 2017

    The gite looks lovely, Lou. Sorry, I mean Phoebe. (Only joking). The terrace area is gorgeous. With self-catering rental places it's always good to have a recommendation straight from the horse's mouth that you know you can trust. Happy 2017 and it's great to have a French post to link up with (I don't think I submitted this one before; hope not!).

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    Phoebe Thursday, 05 January 2017

    You have no idea how many people call me Lou !!!! Great to see you back here at the linky and hope to meet you IRL one day at the gite!!

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    julie whitmarsh Thursday, 05 January 2017

    Happy New Year and nice to be back with you after a rather frantic run up to Christmas! Christmas was everything we had hoped for in Provence & the boys (18 & 15) said it was the best they can remember (picks self up off floor!!) Take care & look forward to reading the entries over the next few days.

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    Phoebe Thursday, 05 January 2017

    Bonne Année to you too Julie, so happy to hear your Provencal Christmas was such a success. I look forward to reading about it.

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    FrenchVillage Jacqui Thursday, 05 January 2017

    Happy New Year to you and your family Phoebe. One day I would love to come and stay. We would bring our bikes and have great fun exploring your beautiful area!

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    Phoebe Thursday, 05 January 2017

    Thanks Jacqui, you too! I'd love you to come and stay, and you'd love the cycling here, it's beautiful and challenging!

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    http://Elizabeth (Wander Mum) Thursday, 05 January 2017

    Bonne Annee Phoebe! Well if you can't do a bit of promo here where can you? I didn't actually realise you rented out the whole place on July/Aug. I'm sure we'll get over to you one day. Thanks for hosting #allaboutfrance

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    Phoebe Thursday, 05 January 2017

    Thanks Elizabeth, glad you understand! :)

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    Rosie @ Eco-Gites of Lenault Thursday, 05 January 2017

    Bonjour, bonne année and bonne santé to you too! Thanks for hosting again and I hope you get some lovely people booking Lou Messugo this year!

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    Phoebe Thursday, 05 January 2017

    Thanks Rosie, you too!

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