Last week was Bastille Day (aka "le 14 juillet") in France. As it goes with many independence days, there were fireworks featured in cities all over the country, the most-famous being in Paris. Considering that it falls in the middle of summer, during which tourist season is at its peak, the capital is packed with people who … Continue reading A Guide to Bastille Day Fireworks in Paris
Chartres is a medium-sized town located about an hour's train ride from Paris. It's known for its exceptional cathedral, along with a lively town center full of shops and restaurants for locals and visitors to enjoy. I would be doing a short day trip to Chartres while in Paris for a couple of nights, following … Continue reading Destination: Chartres, France
As of this week, the last of my students have taken their final exams for the spring semester, thus bringing the school year to an end. It has been a long 12 weeks worth of instruction, testing, grading (and more grading), but now, all of that is over-- for better or for worse. Besides being … Continue reading Life Update #12: Done Teaching as a Lectrice!
My time in Paris during the last week in March wasn't just limited to the capital-- in fact, I'd planned to do at least one day trip within the île-de-France region. After considering several possibilities, I settled on Provins, a town about 91 kilometers away. With that said, I spent a half day there exploring … Continue reading Destination: Provins, France
Although I hadn't been back in Paris for more than 24 hours when I visited in March for my birthday, I'd already managed to see a lot of the city. Of course, I continued my exploration that first full day in, as well as for the remaining three nights I had in the French capital. … Continue reading Destination: Paris, France (March 2019 Edition– Part 2)