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How to make the most of your apartment space

Your apartment is a little small but you don’t intend on moving? Don’t worry: here’s some tips to help you optimize your apartment space. Whether you decide to fully renovate or you simply want to re-decorate, Chez Nestor’s experts in renovated and furnished shared apartments have some top advice to help you make the most of your interior, whilst improving your comfort.

Chez Nestor’s quality and design experts rethink, optimize and reinvent the spaces inside our flatshares every day. Indeed, all our shared accommodations are completely renovated and decorated to provide the best levels of comfort for our tenants. Here are our specialists’ tips on how to reproduce their work in your own home:


Optimize space with intelligent storage


If you live in a studio, you may not have enough space to store your things. This results in a disorderly space or an accumulation of objects that makes your small space look even smaller. To break out of this vicious cycle, you can opt for a functional and practical layout. Select storage spaces that will allow you to make the most of every corner of your home. Place high shelves on your walls or swap your large cupboards for an integrated sliding storage space, which can easily be fitted with drawers, boxes and folding rods. In the bathroom, the under basin units can be used to provide additional storage space for clean towels or cosmetics.


Decorate to make the room look bigger


If you’re not a natural handyman, or you want to avoid undertaking too much work in your rented accommodation, then you can choose the decoration and an adapted layout to make your rooms look bigger! Place wall mirrors facing the windows to increase the brightness and give an impression of greater volume. For paints, choose light shades such as white or beige. You can paint the skirting boards too to give the impression of higher ceilings.


Redistribution of space


Renovating your home is another way to gain space, especially if you take the time to rethink the organization of the rooms. A diagnosis will help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your home before a renovation. For example, if your kitchen takes up a lot of space leaving you with a little living room, you can call in a professional to remove the walls for an open plan living-kitchen space. Is your family getting bigger or do you have relatives coming to visit? Creating a mezzanine to add a bed is an excellent alternative! You can also transform certain zones by giving them a new functionality. For example, your corridor can be turned into a study, or you can turn an alcove into a desk space. You can do the work yourself, but it is often advisable to use professionals for certain projects. It is even possible to obtain quick and free advice thanks to online work-estimation platforms. “Renovation Man”, for example, provides free and detailed estimates to help you plan the costs of your projects.


Folding furniture: the multifunctional storage solution


Renovating or changing your furniture is another way to save space. In a studio, the installation of a wall bed or sofa bed is a wise choice that will allow you to modify the functionality of the area: living room during the day and bedroom at night. Foldable tables and stackable chairs are ideal for entertaining your friends and will be forgotten once the party is over.

Chez Nestor’s shared apartments are completely renovated, furnished and decorated for your comfort! Compare hundreds of offers, in the heart of the largest cities in France and Spain, and book the room of your dreams in just 10 minutes on our secure site.

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Where to buy some fun decoration in Lille?

Lille hides many small shops that offer items or gadgets to personalize your apartment! Here is the list of our favorite shops to decorate your apartment or your room in shared accommodation in Lille. 

You just found your ideal apartment in Lille but it lacks decoration? No problem! Chez Nestor, the French leader in shared apartments, is here to give you all the good advice to decorate your apartment in a second! Even if you live in a furnished apartment, you can still find little gadgets to give a more personal touch to your room or a common space!

So let’s go on now, and see together where to buy small decorative items in Lille items without spending too much!


Kalico #1


Located a little outside the city of Lille you will find this nice shop where you can find small decorative items for your apartment. Carpets, small furniture, pillows… here you can find what you inspire to decorate your living space with taste but without spending too much. It is surely a good address to know to (re)think your decoration!


H&M Home #2


It is no longer a surprise that a clothing brand also launches interior design items. H&M Home is no exception, launching its range for the home. Its strong point is variety! Here you will find all the latest fashion and decoration trends at a very fair price. The collections offered by H&M Home change very often, touching all styles, from Scandinavian to hyper-coloured. Also, try their free delivery from their website!


Flying Tiger #3


If you need a good dose of fun, check out Flying Tiger, the Danish retail chain that sells deco products, cool gadgets and original gifts! A nice anecdote: Tiger, in Danish, was the name of the ten crown coin (which was almost worth nothing!). Not all items for sale here have a real purpose, but this is the Flying Tiger principle: offering the most unusual and original items at a more than correct price. For order lovers, everything here is divided by colour!


Pimki Home #4


Like H&M, Pimkie has also recently launched its own home decoration range. Pimkie Home has a website where you can view all the items on sale in store and yes, also have your new items delivered to store for free!

Pimkie Home is there to bring a small touch of exoticism to your decoration: from Scandinavianstyle to pastel colours… The choice is multiple!

You now have a wide choice of shops where you can buy a few small items to give personality to your shared apartment! All you need now is to find a place to stay… Easy, with Chez Nestor, book your room in less than 10 minutes!

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Decorate your flatshare: the ideal solution!

When you move into a new furnished flatshare, once you’ve moved in, you think about decorating. Chez Nestor gives you some tips to decorate your apartment with roommates.


How to decorate your shared apartment?


The room isn’t really a problem since it’s yours: nobody have to bother you, you put the decoration you want there! But the real problem in a shared apartment is the decoration for the common rooms.

Yes, no wonder, but everyone has very different tastes on the subject. Some will be very vintage, others very modern… Some will bet on colors by thousands, others will prefer white and rather light colors… In short the tastes and colors are specific to each!

So how do you decorate the common rooms in your flatshare? Of course you want to avoid conflict with your roommates, at the same time you also want to have your own personal touch! Not very pleasant to live in a flatshare with a decor that scares the hell out of you every time you go in.

We are not the only ones asking ourselves all these questions: discover the decorative tips from Hello Blogzine to decorate your shared apartment!

Here are, in our opinion, the essential steps to go through before you start decorating your shared apartment.

Agree with your roommates #1

We agree, if you move into a flatshare, no problem with the furnishings, you are served. No headache at this level! On the other hand, it’s always fun to add a little decorative touch.

Roommate meeting! Determine each one a unique store where you can all go together. Everyone can then suggest his personal touch with the agreement of the assembly. One then avoids imposing one’s style, and especially to commit errors of taste in case all the objects are not in symbiosis.

Think practical! #3

Once everyone has had time to put their decorative notes into practice. To avoid disagreements during your stay, you must find a way to communicate with your roommates. You’re gonna say, “But we live together.” It’s not always that easy. Some may have very different schedules, and also topics may be difficult to discuss.

Think, on a common agreement, and together (it is always better), to buy a slate painting for example.

Here are some practical tips to discuss during your “objective deco aperitif” meeting:

– Carry out a planning of household tasks

– Communicate on a problem of the apartment (Ex: more hot water, the electrician passes to 13h…)

– Communicate about you (Ex: Not there next weekend!)

These are little tips for a decoration made in harmony with its roommates for a good understanding throughout your cohabitation.

Finally decorating flatshare, it’s not that complicated! You just have to agree with your roommates.


Chez Nestor : zero worries!


It’s even easier with Chez Nestor flatshares! Thanks to a sober and welcoming style, combining design and comfort, the decoration is already there. You can always add your personality by two or three objects symbolizing you, but the essential is already there. This can make your job easier and cause you a lot of hassle…

Chez Nestor? Simplify access to housing as much as possible for students and young workers, and also simplify their life in flatshare!

As the French leader in furnished shared apartments, our objective is to simplify access to housing for students and young working people as much as possible, and also to make life easier for them within a shared apartment! Feel free to discover our splendid rooms on the site!

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Eco-flatsharing : 3 good practices for a green flatshare!

Living in a shared apartment, while respecting the environment, it’s possible! Chez Nestor invites you to think about good practices to adopt in order to think a little greener and do good for our planet, even as a roommate!


Waste in flatshare, not always easy to avoid!


You are always more and more numerous to look for a flatshare in France and this for quite obvious reasons like saving a small sum of money in your pockets and socializing in a city which you do not know yet… but how many of you also think about the planet? Yes! In shared accommodation we share a living space and this is already a big positive point. But with a big fridge full of food and shared by many, waste is almost inevitable!  So you have to be smart and find ways to limit waste.

With this article, we invite you to think about the good practices you can adopt think a little greener and do something good for our planet!


The 3 good practices for eco-flatsharing


#1 Think local

Buying your weekly grocery at the market can be time consuming, but it’s buying and consuming responsibly! For your dose of vegetables and fruitsmeat and cheese visit the markets on your doorstep.

Buying local means several things at once: you can support local farmers, who are constantly fighting against supermarkets, and also avoid waste while reducing over-packaging! If it isn’t beautiful and simple as that!

#2 Grow your plants

Even if you don’t have a large garden, growing your own food is easy and highly recommended. We have already written an article about plants and tips on how to make some space for our green friends, you can find it here.

So no more excuses 🙂 You can start with small aromatic plants, they’re are easy to take care of!

#3 Don’t let your food rot in the fridge

As already announced, this is a big French problem! Food waste is a major issue of our era and we must find a solution quickly. So why not start in our daily lives?

Avoid throwing your food away at the end of the week, put post-it notes on the fridge, on your front door, on your left arm… and double-check the expiration dates of your food! Participating in an eco-colocation is a real choice of life which, like all things, requires a little effort to show its results! Take the time to think about it the next time you shop.

All that talk about flat-sharing made you want to join a flatshare? If you haven’t found the flat of your dreams yet, Chez Nestor, the leader in furnished flat sharing in France, is here for you! Our services do not stop at simply providing you with an easily accessible accommodation, but also at taking in hand your stay from A to Z.

Chez Nestor takes care of the opening of all your contracts (water, electricity, gas, heating, internet…) for a stress-free experience with an individual lease (so flexible!). Check out all our colocation offers in Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, Lille and Toulouse.

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Top 5 TV series to understand if flatsharing is the right solution for you

Sharing a flat, or in other words the art of living together in harmony, is a widespread practiceamong young people today. For years, television series have treated this subject in an often comical, funny, romantic, exaggerated, sometimes very profound way. Friendships, love, but also disputes and separations… sharing your life and flat is a hectic life! Is this life right for you? Discover it with our top 5 best TV series that expose the art of living together!

Tired of living in a broom cupboard or in 10 m² without windows, young people are turning more and more to shared accommodation, which brings them significant advantages: larger living spaces, company and more money in their pockets. Today, we take a tour on the American side with5 series of successful stories that reveal the secrets of living together. New York, where even shared accomodation has exorbitant prices, and Los Angeles are unsurprisingly the best scenario for these American-style series.


#1 The Big Bang Theory


We start out strong with our favorite psycho: Sheldon. With sharing his flat with him, Leonardo’s life quickly becomes a hell punctuated by well-structured codes. The rules of the house are numerous and grouped together in a real Agreement between roommates signed by the two (even if we know very well how it goes with Sheldon’s agreements…). Meet all the other band members in this Geek philosophy series!


#2 Friends


Rachel and Monica in “Friends” are friends since high school and they have shared everything: cocktails on the sofa in wedding dresses, unusual rituals and especially even boyfriends! Their friendship, which resists the worst disputes, is the pillar of this emblematic series that reveals the secrets of living together. If you haven’t done it yet, go take a look!


#3 How I Met Your Mother


Friends since college, Ted and Marshall still live together in a great New York apartment 10 years after they met. Ted, architect, in search of his soul mate, is an eternal romantic. Marshall, a lawyer, in a relationship with Lily since college, is his best friend. The two are inseparable and live unlikely adventures together with Lily, Robin and Barney.


4# Community


Community features a group of “young adults” who need to return to college. Throughout the series, we follow Jeff, around whom six other charismatic characters gravitate: Britta, Abed, Troy, Pierce, Shirley, Bennett and Annie. Almost all of them belong to a different generation and are living proof that intergenerational flat-sharing can work perfectly well.


#5 New Girl


Jess‘ problems begin when, after a painful breakup, she finds herself stuck with Winston, Nick and Schmidt, three single boys in a sumptuous loft. If you like contrasts, here you will find your happiness. Jess, the girliest of the girls, confronts life in a shared apartment with three men, who, as we know… are not always the most respectful of living spaces! Not to mention their very different characters!

After snooping around these shows, what do you think? Is flat-sharing right for you? If the answer is yes, this is where it all takes place! Chez Nestor offers ready-to-live-in shared apartments in the largest French cities, including Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Montpellier and Lille ! Don’t wait any longer and live in the flatshare of your dreams with Chez Nestor.

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Plants suspension: the DIY trend of 2018!

Trend for 2018 is green. In each room of our apartment, nature invites itself to bring freshness, luminosity and a little joy in our daily life. Plants never end to seduce us all. Chez Nestor, expert in furnished and decorated flatshares, gives you some nice ideas to stage them at home!


Benefits of plants in your flatshare


Plants do us a lot of good, whether inside or outside. They bring us freshness and calm, very necessary in a daily life too often disturbed by visual and sound pollution, waves emanated by the wifi and a lot more.

There is nothing better than a stroll in the nature to recharge your batteries and at the same time to solicit your creativity!

You love nature but you don’t always have the possibility to take a walk in the forest? No problem! A few plants in your apartment can be enough to give you the impression of being surrounded by nature. They transmit to us a feeling of well-being and calm.

In addition, they purify the atmosphere, fight against air pollution and even absorb noise pollution and facilitate concentration!

So, no more excuses, even in your 10 m² room there’s always space for plants!


Plant suspension: the new trend for your flatshare


Plant suspension is the perfect solution if you do not have a lot of space to dedicate to your plants. It’s the right way to make a room green without cluttering up the space! To make their maintenance easier, the greasy plants are to privilege because they require a weak watering. So in 2018, dare the plant suspension without fear!

DIY gardening (Do It Yourself) even in apartments

We understand that plants do us good. Why not combine plant care with DIY? Gardening and DIY help us feel good about ourselves. So let’s try DIY, recycle and reuse of most of the objects we have in our apartment !

Do you have jars, glass jars, any kind of containers? That’s perfect! Before you go to the dump to free yourself from this weight, think about recuperating! There is often a hidden way to recycle these abandoned items.

If you’ve been seduced by the plant suspension, follow one of the many mini tutorials on how to create suspensions with strings. As you may have noticed, macrame suspensions are making their big comeback in decoration stores!

To make this type of suspension, you need a string or a rope, a vase and the plant of your choice… you’ll see, it’s easy and fun!

All the flatshares by Chez Nestor are completely renovated and furnished by our greatest care. We follow with attention the decoration trends to always stay up to date and offer you elegant flatshares which combine comfort and design. White remains our privileged color to guarantee you a maximum of personalization!

Discover our decoration on our website and book your future furnished flat in 10 minutes with Chez Nestor.

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Interior design trends for your flatshare!

You want to be at the current cutting edge of interior design to have an ultra trendy flatshare? We researched just for you THE styles going from the sober one to the eccentric one… just to keep your flatshare decoration in the flow! Chez Nestor gives you some advices to decorate your housing according to your style while sharing an apartment! Well yes… everyone has to agree!


Interior design tendencies


We can clearly say that the Hygge : Scandinavian style which creates a zen, welcoming and bright atmosphere is the tendency of these latest years. These main characteristics? Big spaces, pastel colours, clear wood and design pieces of furniture. This decoration which combines practicality modernity and elegance, seduces most of us.

You want to adopt the Nordic trend in your flatshare? It’s easy! First of all, bank in clear colours, ideally white. Add a touch of colour or prints to give a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Choose design types of furniture with original forms and flat colours.

Then, make them all more beautiful with some plants and some personalized pieces as pictures, paintings, plaids (think cosy!), some books or other objects… In short, you get it!  Your apartment is trendy. If you need ideas, you can find on this link some decorations 100% Scandinavian.

Well, even if our dear neighbours from the North have a lot of taste in this sector, this style can be a little too calm and tidy for others. That’s why 2018 takes a turning point in interior design… driving straight to a boom of colours and prints! Sombre colours, a lot of prints, flowered walls, and all this in the same piece. This eclectic style says as “maximalist” gives free rein to your mind and more freedom. For the decoration of your flatshare: cross styles and target eccentricity!

Tricks? Select your prefered objects you could see in the same room, you never have too many. Have the audacity to mix them: pictures, materials, plants… (we wrote an article on this as well!) even if you think they can’t match together! The goal is to create a visual impact. Opt for fussy wallpaper and fussy paints, and add objects from all around the world! Careful, pay attention to them all. It seems messy but it’s actually well designed! Don’t fall down in the messy trap! You’re missing an inspiration? Don’t hesitate to cast a glance to some pieces from an eclectic style.

Two different styles to adopt for your flatshare: one is sober, the other one is very original! It’s your turn to choose! Above all, you have to take a decision with your rommates about the common spaces decoration.


Find a decorated flatshare : Chez Nestor


At Chez Nestor, leader in furnished, equipped ans ready-o-live flatshares, all our apartments are decorated with a lot of care by our teams. A sober and modern style in a very Nordic spirit is offered for all apartment rooms: kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms… A simple base you can accessorize according to your desires, in agreement with your flatmates! Don’t give you a grief, the base of the decoration is already here!

Chez Nestor is THE perfect solution for a flatshare with a simple and delicate decoration! 

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Co-living: 3 advantages of this new practice

Co-living is a compromise between co-working and colocation. San Francisco, United States, is the home of this innovative way of sharing living spaces. London, Bali, Singapore among others were reactive enough to understand the potential of co-living and adapted it to their markets. Young workers gather nowadays in big residences where they can share their space with their peers. But what is co-living? Read this article to find out 3 advantages of this new practice with Chez Nestor!

Co-living is something somewhere in the middle between co-working and colocation. Just as a reminder, co-working practices arose to allow freelancers and young workers to share common areas and feel less lonely while working. At the same time, students and young workers often choose colocation to save money and gain new social experience. Co-living comes from the union of these two practices – and represents the new facet of the real estate business as well as the newest way of sharing our environment. Let’s have a look at this practice together and point out how co-living may make your daily life way better!


Co-living : a social network IRL (In Real Life)


Imagine a colocation with more than 440 rooms occupied by young workers and freelancers. This place exists, and you will find it in London.  As you can understand, co-living is an interesting social experience. Young freelancers are invited to share their environment and socialise with the other residents. They still occupy a private room and thus maintain a certain privacy. By living in one of these new residences, you will easily get to know other freelancers just like you, with whom you can create long lasting professional and people-to-people bonds. You will do your networking live, without the need for any virtual social network!


A sense of community


Co-living is not as simple as cohabitating. You need to participate, cross-fertilise and share your knowledge! The sense of community is a primordial aspect of this new concept. To allow young workers and freelancers to communicate and exchange, loads of common areas are at their disposal: coworking areas, restaurants, cinemas and much more. Interactions are not only advised but also heavily encouraged! Nobody will eat their lunch alone anymore… Co-living offers a single solution to a twofold problem: the loneliness of the freelancers and their urge to create professional bonds.


All charges included


If you think you’re going to save some money choosing the co-living lifestyle, we are sorry to disappoint you. Unfortunately, rents in this kind of new residences are rather high. However, high rents are justified by a unique and complete service. All charges will be included in your rent, i.e. water, electricity and gas bills as well as all the taxes for the common infrastructures are all included. Even household tasks are included so that you will 100% concentrate on your professional projects. Rooms may vary in size, yet they are all furnished and ready-to-live-in. Only food and drinks will be not provided.

So, now that you know what co-living is, what do you think about it? Your daily life will be easier with this new lifestyle! You will benefit from all the social and professional tools to create your networking easily and effectively. Freelancers are encouraged to exchange and share their knowledge in order to bond with the others. Are you convinced? The revolution in the real estate sector has a new name: co-living!

Chez Nestor, the French leader in providing ready-to-live-in flatshares in the city-centre, is here to inform you about all the new trends affecting the flat-sharing practices! Are you ready to quit your flatmates and join this new kind of experience? It will be soon arriving in France as well!

Chez Nestor, the French leader in furnished shared accommodation between students and young working people, is sensitive to the changes and developments in the shared accommodation sector and always keeps you informed of what’s new!

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Flatsharing: 10 golden rules to succeed

Higher housing rents, need for conviviality and simplicity… students and young workers find today more and more reasons to choose to share their flat with strangers instead of living alone. However, sharing a flat is not always an easy job… Expert in flatsharing, Chez Nestor gives you some rules you should respect to ensure the future of your colocation and be the perfect flatmate!

When you share your own living space with people you do not know, it is important to learn to quickly adapt and this may require day-to-day efforts. Today we want to give you 10 golden rules to guide you through this incredible social experience, and trust us, follow these rules and you will succeed to become the perfect flatmate!


#2 Get to know your flatmates


Shouting it from the rooftops is all very well and good, but communication is essential and that also applies to your relationship with your flatmates.

Talk, talk and talk more! This is the best way to get to know your flat-mates and find a common ground. Even if you’re not fond of small talks, unfortunately most conversations start from there. So be patient and get involved with the others! You will build a happy relation together, when everyone makes small efforts daily.


#2  Respect your flatmates 


Just like you, your flat-mates have their own needs and lifestyles. Respect them. If you want to throw a midweek party, learn to ask them first, remember – communication is essential! Inform them about your plans, so that you can discuss about them and find compromises and solutions together. Nobody likes to feel forgotten or not considered. Respect their personalities and their way of living their lives and everything will turn out just great.

So, learn to walk in your flatmates’ shoes, before imposing them your own rules! Because sharing with other people also means to accept them.


#3 Talk freely about what bothers you


One of your flatmates has never washed the dishes? Never cleaned up the apartment?

Let them know – calmly – what you think! Most important, don’t wait ‘til a conflict blows up to talk about what bothers you. If you talk tactfully and diplomatically, you will see that you will find a solution to your problems without any side-effects.

We advise you to talk about these topics, often reasons for conflicts, from the beginning so that everyone is on the same page. To be the perfect flatmate, it’s important to avoid useless conflicts by communicating


#4 Be fair during conflicts  


Sometimes you cannot avoid conflicts. This is perfectly normal. Just like all couples have arguments, you and your flatmates may as well disagree on something. Our advice is to avoid low bowls.Nobody wins when the relationship is ruined for going too far.

So, even if this may be difficult especially in the heat of the moment, do not give in to anger.


#5 Do stuff together


Whether it be for watching a film, playing board games, sharing a drink or throwing a big party… organise your activities together! The best way to get along with each other, is laughing together 🙂 

Take the time to do stuff together and your complicity will be boosted!


#6 Help with the housework 


Whether it be for watching a film, playing board games, sharing a drink or throwing a big party… organise your activities together! The best way to get along with each other, is laughing together 🙂 Make sure you respect your housekeeping tour and do it properly. No one likes to spend their day cleaning, especially in shared accommodation, but for the good of all, it is important that everyone does their part!


#9 Pay your part of the rent on time 


Money always creates conflicts. Be on time with your payments and nobody will complain about you. Even if you feel closed to your flatmates, this does not allow you to be late with your part of the rent, because if you don’t pay, they will have to pay for you. To avoid this issue, sign an individual lease


#10 Cook and eat between flatmates 


There’s nothing better than cooking and eating together to create a bond with your flatmates! Cooking together can be fun and playful, and if everyone does its part, you will all save time. You don’t have to cook and eat together every single day, but why not one or two days per week. This will help you grow together and learn new cooking tricks!

 

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10 French cheeses to taste with your roommates

French people are internationally renowned for bread, wine and… CHEESE! Here is a guide to choose the right cheese according to your taste. With your roommates, it’s going to be an opportunity to taste them all together!


#1 The Camembert


Probably one of the most famous French cheeses, the camembert is made with cow’s milk most of the time. You can recognize it by its very white rind and its strong flavor.

If you want to be a part of French clichés, you can go buy a camembert and a baguette everywhere and eat that with a bottle of wine! 


#2 The Saint-Marcellin


Probably one of the most famous French cheeses, the camembert is made with cow’s milk most of the time. You can recognize it by its very white rind and its strong flavor.

If you want to be a part of French clichés, you can go buy a camembert and a baguette everywhere and eat that with a bottle of wine! 


#3 The Comté


Le Comté is a very popular French cheese. It is not as strong as the other cheeses, it could be compared to the emmental, even if its flavor is more pronounced. French people sometimes eat it as an after-school snack!


#4 The Emmental


It is one of the rare soft cheeses of France! That is why children love it, and also because there are holes in it. L’emmental can often be found in pre-dinner drinks, cut in little cubes, or you can found it on many recipes with its grated form.


#5 The Brie


Brie is a runny cheese with a mould surface (that means that it has been ripened), and as its name suggests, it comes from a French region called Brie. It looks like the camembert visually but the flavor is not that strong, so you can taste it without worrying too much.


#6 The Roquefort


Roquefort is known for being mouse’s cheese (by the way, the mouse in The Aristocats is named Roquefort in the French version)! But don’t worry, it is not only for mice, French people, especially those who like strong cheeses, are very fond of the blue-veined Roquefort.


#7 The Tome de Savoie


The Savoie is a nationally renowned French region for its cheeses, and especially for the Tome. It is made from cow’s milk, but some cheeses made with goat’s milk are also called Tome. It can be very strong or very soft according to the process of fabrication so you can but it at your own risks!


#8 The Brebis Basque


As its name suggests, this cheese is from the Pays Basque and it can also be called Ossau-Iraty. It is a hard cheese made from raw ewe’s milk and it is very popular in the South of France. To have a very traditional degustation, you can taste it with black cherry jam.


#9 The Saint-Nectaire


Le Saint-Nectaire comes from Auvergne and it belongs to the pressed uncooked cheese category. It is a rather soft cheese and you can eat it after a good meal, or you can make a good meal out of Saint-Nectaire as it used in some nice recipes!


#10 The Reblochon


Le Reblochon is one of the most famous French cheeses along with the Camembert. It is mostly known for its strong smell and for being really runny. It is quite strong and you can find it in some famous winter recipes such as the Tartiflette, a kind of potatoes gratin with bacon strips and reblochon.

If you want to taste the Reblochon with the Tartiflette, find the recipe here 😀

You are searching a flatshare in France? Chez Nestor has what you need! Discover French food with your roommates in a renovated, furnished and equipped flatshare in the city center of the biggest French cities. 

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Phone number : +33 (0) 972 323 102
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