On my first full day in Paris during the October vacances, I spent the rainy morning in the quiet, bucolic neighborhood called Mouzaïa (located in the 19th arrondissement) before heading to the city center. I puttered around rue Mouffetard in the 5th arrondissement (a beautiful historic street made famous by Ernest Hemingway) before making the long trek to the 11th arrondissement near the Bastille … Continue reading Destination: Paris, France (October 2018 Edition– Part 2)
When it comes to the French capital, Paris has it all: museums, historic monuments, parks, restaurants and cafes...it's no wonder that it attracts all sorts of people (art lovers, history buffs, major foodies) to visit and experience what the city has to offer for them. As I'm sure I've written before, you could spend a … Continue reading Destination: Paris, France (October 2018 Edition– Part 1)
Bonjour! During this past vacances de la Toussaint, I kept it pretty simple by staying put in France, just as I'd done the year before. At least from these past two years, I haven't really gone all-out with my travel days, as I was still getting used to la rentrée for teaching, and I wanted to save up for … Continue reading Destination: Lyon, France (October 2018 Edition)
Le palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval in Hauterives, France (October 2017).
For me, living close to Lyon this year as a lectrice d'anglais gives me all the more reason to return to this lovely city as often as I want. Really, there are so many places to discover in Lyon that I would go as far to say that it rivals that of Paris. That said, I … Continue reading Destination: Lyon, France — Part 1 (October 2017 edition)