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By Katie I recently went to a big home schooling meeting with my mum for a few days in the Ardeche, in France.  We went there in our campervan.  We drove through the Auvergne where there are lots of volcanos and then Ardeche which is famous for chestnuts.  I didn’t […]

Stick insects


Lascaux is impressive: 20000 year old cave paintings now presented with high tech personal interactive tablets and headphones. The Lascaux caves, which give us a window into our predecessors’ palaeolithic life, are located in the Dordogne region of central France.  They have  attracted world wide attention since their discovery in 1940 by […]

A visit to the Lascaux Caves





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Ce post décrit  ce qui s’est passé a notre inspection académique annuelle, ceci est obligatoire pour vérifier les enfants qui sont éduqués  chez eux en France. Ce qui se passe le jour même semble être du hasard, mais théoriquement tous les tests ou contrôles seront similaires. Il y a également […]

L’IEF (Instruction en Famille) EN FRANCE : L’INSPECTION ANNUELLE


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This post describes what happened at our annual academic inspection, a compulsory academic check on children who are educated at home in France. Exactly what happens on the day seems to be a location lottery, but theoretically all inspections or contrôles should be similar. There is also a 2-yearly inspection […]

Home Learning in France: The annual inspection




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By Jen This is our 100th blog post. We thought it appropriate and right that we should mark this emotionally-charged blogging moment by passing on some vitally useful and little-known-outside-the-world-of-long-term-campervanners information. Here are our TOP 10 PRACTICAL TIPS for travelling with many related people in a campervan. 1. Label all […]

Top 10 tips: Travelling in a Campervan with a Family ...