Colin Randall, formerly Paris bureau chief for the Daily Telegraph, is now a freelance journalist based on the Var Coast between St Tropez and Toulon. He grew up in County Durham where he met Joelle, then a French au pair, to whom he has been married for 36 years. They have two daughters. You can read his penetrating commentary on France at www.francesalut.com.

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