Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles

Exploring a perfect French Oasis in the Charente Maritime.

September 10, 2023 Susan Hays Season 4 Episode 122
Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles
Exploring a perfect French Oasis in the Charente Maritime.
Show Notes

Susan Hays has called France home for a couple of decades and after living all around the world, she agrees that she is living her dream life in the Charente Maritime. 

She says life in a small French village has given her children a similar slow childhood to what she experienced in 1970s England and the way she painted the picture of their current life for me was just so beautiful. I was transported to a French village momentarily as I listened to her. I suggest flicking through holiday snaps from regional France whilst tuning into Susan's chat with me and if you don't have any of your own flick through mine on Instagram!

In the Charente Maritime Susan loves the climate and the slow life, whilst still having a wonderful cosmopolitan feel. With her 5 children and husband they have a fully bi-lingual household and are completely immersed in French village life. 

Susan spoke of her family's plans for the afternoon after our interview where she pondered that they might head down to the river to the swimming hole with a picnic of baguettes, figs and other fresh pickings from her jardin, cheeses and a glass of champagne, whilst they cool off and perhaps take the paddle boards. It all sounds idyllic to me!

Tune in to hear more and escape to France with us.



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Louise Prichard is the host of the Loulabelle's FrancoFiles podcast.
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