Category France

Dreaming of Travel While On Lockdown: An Update on House Sitting

Estaing, France
Once again, we found house sitting to be an absolute joy! There is not the hurry of trying to see everything in one day and then rush off to the next place. One has time to feel what it is like to live there, to slow down and really get to know the area, the restaurants, the nicest walking trails, and the local attractions.

Eating Europe Tours in Three New Cities for 2019

Strasbourg - Maison Alsacienne de Biscuiterie on Eating Europe Tours

Lisbon – Launched May 2019 During the “Eats, Street Art and Undiscovered Lisbon – A Walk Through Baixa & Mouraria”, you’ll enjoy six culinary tastings from typical street food to comfort treats like the peixinhos da horta (deep fried green…

La Couronne – Casual Comfort in the French Countryside

La Couronne - Home of this five bedroom chambre d’hôtes
The garden of La Couronne, overlooking the Foret de Retz, is only 90 km from Paris.  The drive from the airport Charles de Gaulle is about an hour over a national highway and smaller roads through forest, countryside and villages. The journey ends at the crest of a hill in Saint Pierre Aigle, where this cozy B & B, chambre d’hôtes in French, is situated.

Carnaval Nice – Where it is Good to be King

Parade Walkers at Carnaval Nice in France

While many people visit Nice during the sweltering days of summer, if you want to see the King, visit in February during Carnaval Nice. Every February a million people flock to Nice for the largest winter festival in the South…

Finding Balance on a Barge in France

The Panache Moored for the Night - European Waterways

It can sometimes be challenging for a couple to design the perfect vacation. One wants to relax and rejuvenate while the other wants action and adventure. One wants recreational activities, the other wants to immerse in culture and history. Finding…