Category Archives: France

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

Paris Blues

There’s a special kind of beauty to Paris after dark. The city of lights, it’s called, and not for nothing. The city seems to shine brightest enveloped in the darkness of night, shimmering softly when light hits it. Paris is not

Paris Blues

There’s a special kind of beauty to Paris after dark. The city of lights, it’s called, and not for nothing. The city seems to shine brightest enveloped in the darkness of night, shimmering softly when light hits it. Paris is not

Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is a stunningly surreal sight amid the lush green countryside of Normandy. The tiny village is built on a small hill, just off the coastline, becoming an isolated island during high tide, but part of the mainland in low

Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is a stunningly surreal sight amid the lush green countryside of Normandy. The tiny village is built on a small hill, just off the coastline, becoming an isolated island during high tide, but part of the mainland in low

Honfleur, Heart of Calvados

Honfleur is one of the most charming and picturesque villages in all of Normandy. Located at the heart of Calvados, it is a quintessentially French village, where each street looks like an old painting. The beautiful village is one of the most

Honfleur, Heart of Calvados

Honfleur is one of the most charming and picturesque villages in all of Normandy. Located at the heart of Calvados, it is a quintessentially French village, where each street looks like an old painting. The beautiful village is one of the most