Animalcouriers delivered Amber and Garnet, a gorgeous and inquisitive pair of cats, to their new countryside home in France. It’s a truly idyllic spot in the Pays de la Loire region — a stone cottage tucked away down a country lane, beautifully warmed by the log burner for the cats’ arrival.

Beautiful black Josephine from London travelled with us to the Burgundy area, where her loving family were waiting with her favourite treats and blankets. Although very friendly, this former rescue cat is also quite timid — on arrival, she shot under the sideboard! But with all the familiar items from her London home around her, we’re sure it didn’t take long for her to come out for a cuddle.

Amber takes a good look round her lovely new home

Amber takes a good look round her lovely new home

Garnet reckons life in France will be wonderful

Garnet reckons life in France will be wonderful

Josephine took to travelling like a pro

Josephine took to travelling like a pro

All the memorial stones in the area are topped with a cockerel — the French national symbol

All the memorial stones in the area are topped with a cockerel — the French national symbol

No, it's not 'that' bridge — it's another equally impressive one that links Le Havre to Honfleur in Normandy

No, it’s not ‘that’ bridge — it’s another equally impressive one that links Le Havre to Honfleur in Normandy

The wild boar (or sanglier) is the mascot of the Ardennes region. This one stands over 50 foot tall — glad we didn't meet him in the woods!

The wild boar (or sanglier) is the mascot of the Ardennes region. This one stands over 50 foot tall — glad we didn’t meet him in the woods!