Catégorie : Travel

Friday en Français : Vouloir le beurre et l’argent du beurre

Le concept : traduire un ancien billet et français, déjà pour pratiquer mon français à l’écrit mais aussi pour faire un geste envers mes lecteurs et lectrices francophones! N’hésitez pas à me corriger mon français. The concept : translate an old post into French, first in order to practice my written French, but also to be a bit more welcoming… Read more →

Barbizon : a photo journal of a Spring afternoon

Just a short drive out of Paris is the small town of Barbizon. A town epitomized by the pre-impressionist painters that went to to practice the art of painting outdoors, with natural light. Artists like Jean François Millet, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot moved there in the 19th century when this place was just inhabited by peasants and farmers. They has *gasp* the… Read more →

Bleu de Chartres – Day Trip From Paris

Chartres blue The Gothic age brought larger windows, more light and color into the place of Christian worship. The style is called « flamboyant » and it’s purpose was to strike the humble human with awe in order to render him (or her) pious and an avid believer. In addition to bringing in light, the stained glass windows educated the masses (the… Read more →

Cuisine authentique – Athentic cuisine – Aix en Provence

You all know that whenever I am outside of Paris and I find something that catches my fancy, I love to inform you about it… I found you all a brand new restaurant in Aix en Provence, that has an age old philosophy : good food that is good for you. Opened only 3 months ago, l’Atelier du Déjeuner serves… Read more →

Jet Set !

People get ready! Out of the blue sky, the jet engines came roaring by, on the 6th of July. I jumped up, stuck my head out the window at the office and started shooting (my camera), in an attempt to capture the fabulous adrenaline that comes from watching these incredible metal birds flying over Paris.I only had one worried student… Read more →

La perle rare – A true gem – Coullioure

Well aware of the title of my blog, and, oui, it IS my intention to offer my dear readers insight in my beloved Paris, but occasionally I come across a true gem, and am compelled to tell you about it. We are in France, in the Roussillon region, where there is sun, beach and the Pyrenees mountains. The perfect setting… Read more →

« vouloir le beurre et l’argent du beurre » = to want your cake and eat it too

Yes I do. I want to go on a trip, and not feel like a cow in a herd of cattle at the airport. For the first time in years, I had an easy, breezy trip right from the start. And it started at the terminal 2G of the Charles de Gaulle airport. Normally I cringe when I have to… Read more →

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