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

10 Hidden Gems in France

A couple of months back, Camden from Baguettes and Bicyclettes wrote a post on her favorite hidden gems in the south of France. I was inspired by her post to create my own, although this one will include my personal favorites from all over France, in general. Some are bigger in size, others more-famous... but … Continue reading 10 Hidden Gems in France

Destination: D-Day Beaches of Normandy, France

Normandy American Cemetery (February 2016). I lived in the Normandy region of France for two years when I taught abroad. Although it's not as sought-after as other parts of France for work, Normandy was a place I specifically chose to be in as I was fascinated by its history, particularly D-Day. I was fascinated by … Continue reading Destination: D-Day Beaches of Normandy, France