Category Archives: France

The Bohemian Charm of Canal St. Martin

Canal Saint-Martin may not be at the top of most visitors’ Paris to do lists, but that might be about to change. The beautiful district has long been a favorite among Parisians, and it’s no mystery why – centered around an

The Bohemian Charm of Canal St. Martin

Canal Saint-Martin may not be at the top of most visitors’ Paris to do lists, but that might be about to change. The beautiful district has long been a favorite among Parisians, and it’s no mystery why – centered around an

Granville

It had been raining for days by the time I finally arrived in Granville, and I can honestly say I’ve never seen a town so beautiful, or never felt quite as good as I did then and there, walking on that

Granville

It had been raining for days by the time I finally arrived in Granville, and I can honestly say I’ve never seen a town so beautiful, or never felt quite as good as I did then and there, walking on that

Pont-Audemer

Pont-Audemer is one of the prettiest villages in Normandy. It doesn’t get nearly as much attention as some of the others, but it sure does deserve it. The village is quintessential Normandy, with its traditional farmhouses and cute little canals forming

Pont-Audemer

Pont-Audemer is one of the prettiest villages in Normandy. It doesn’t get nearly as much attention as some of the others, but it sure does deserve it. The village is quintessential Normandy, with its traditional farmhouses and cute little canals forming

Staying at a Castle in Normandy

My road trip around Normandy was a steady stream of highlights, with each village and castle more beautiful than the last. Still, even before the trip there was one place that I was especially looking forward to – Domaine Saint

Staying at a Castle in Normandy

My road trip around Normandy was a steady stream of highlights, with each village and castle more beautiful than the last. Still, even before the trip there was one place that I was especially looking forward to – Domaine Saint

Normandy for Foodies

Normandy is a veritable treasure trove for foodies, with its local delicacies celebrated all over the world. They have their world-famous apples, which are showcased in anything from pastries to ciders and calvados. Other legendary local delicacies include galettes and

Normandy for Foodies

Normandy is a veritable treasure trove for foodies, with its local delicacies celebrated all over the world. They have their world-famous apples, which are showcased in anything from pastries to ciders and calvados. Other legendary local delicacies include galettes and

Les Tuileries

I recently read an interesting article about the history of Le Tuileries. It was a sprawling story of a grand royal palace that is no more. Formerly home to Marie Antoinette and Napoleon Bonaparte, Palais de Touleries was completely destroyed by arson

Les Tuileries

I recently read an interesting article about the history of Le Tuileries. It was a sprawling story of a grand royal palace that is no more. Formerly home to Marie Antoinette and Napoleon Bonaparte, Palais de Touleries was completely destroyed by arson

Rainy Days in Normandy

I was thinking of you when the rain began. The air was heavy around me with the scent of fresh grass and mud and something like salt, and suddenly everything was wet. The rain stayed for days, the sound helped

Rainy Days in Normandy

I was thinking of you when the rain began. The air was heavy around me with the scent of fresh grass and mud and something like salt, and suddenly everything was wet. The rain stayed for days, the sound helped