About Me

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I am the creator and owner of this website. My name is Chantal, I am a dual national and was born in Lille, Northern France and moved to the UK in 1974 to study and ended up living there for many years!

I was always interested in languages from an early age and after studying for a proficiency at Cambridge took a joint French degree at Birkbeck College in London.

Chantal Carcassonne

I also studied French and History of Art in Sydney, Australia where I lived for four years.

I have worked mainly in advertising, publishing and the media as well as in the hotel world, mainly in the field of accounting.

I enjoy travelling the world and communicating in all languages (I also speak Spanish and German).

I have recently decided to go and live in the town of Carcassonne in the south of France and start-up a new career as a translator after having studied for my qualifications from the Institute of Linguists at Westminster University of London.


  • French Baccalaureat
  • Cambridge Proficiency
  • BA Joint honours French/History of Art (Birkbeck College, London)
  • MA (Pass) French/History of Art (Sydney University)
  • HR and Office Management (Kingston University)
  • DiP in Translation (Westminster University, London); Part qualified English to French