Destination: Gaillon, France

Views from château de Gaillon (October 2016) Gaillon is a small town located about 58 miles (94 km) west of Paris, or about 32 miles (51 km) south of Rouen, the largest, nearby city in the Normandy region. Like many of the dozen or so small towns and villages in the Eure department of Normandy, … Continue reading Destination: Gaillon, France

3 Micro-Neighborhoods of Paris You Need to See

Paris is home to 20 arrondissements, or "neighborhoods" within the city. Each one has a different feel to it, from the touristy, Eiffel Tower hub (7ème) to the vibrant, Jewish/LGBTQ quarter of the Marais (3ème/4ème) to the quieter and residential space of the Buttes-Chaumont (19ème). It can take a lifetime to discover every nook and … Continue reading 3 Micro-Neighborhoods of Paris You Need to See

5 Beautiful Villages I Want to Visit in France

Salut, tout le monde! Having lived in France for four years, I had visited a good handful of what are consider "les plus beaux villages de France." In other words, these are several dozen villages throughout the country which have been promoted by national tourism as having "rich, cultural heritage," as means of drawing visitors … Continue reading 5 Beautiful Villages I Want to Visit in France

Destination: Nice & Èze, France

Wandering the streets of Èze (July 2006). Summer is fully here, and although the situation these days (*ahem COVID-19) is still restricting much of international travel, I can feel that things are definitely looking up compared with last year and to expect it to keep going up from here. Until things resume complete normalcy, however, … Continue reading Destination: Nice & Èze, France

Destination: Caudebec-en-Caux, France

Pont de Brotonne in the distance (April 2016). Thinking back to my time in Normandy, I realize that one place that is seldom-mentioned would be Caudebec-en-Caux. This small town is unassuming, but is actually notable in its location, given that it's a stop for tourists taking a cruise along the Seine River from Paris for … Continue reading Destination: Caudebec-en-Caux, France