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Bonjour - je m'appelle Leyla!
But don't be fooled by my name... My Turkish father may have won the naming battle but my mother, with 10 centuries of Frenchness behind her, won the education war.
Born in Paris and brought up in Spain and Canada, I now live in the bucolic Alpine foothills of Eastern France, near the Swiss border.
Offbeat France is about the quirky, the not-so-common and even the mysterious. As I explore my country, I search out its backstories and legends. Here they are. (Along with plenty of food stops and many castles – I am French after all.)
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