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24 hours in Montpellier

After visiting the beautiful cities of Annecy and Rennes, I’m really happy to take you to the South of France, in Montpellier, my hometown! Located on the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Montpellier is a stylish metropolis with elegant buildings, private mansions, stately boulevards and shady backstreets. In the past few years, the city has been a tremendous hotspot for architects and titans of fashion. Lacroix decorated the two new tram lines. Hadid designed the new archives building. Starck designed the plans for a new fitness center and many more! 10 a.m Go see the art of Darkness Close to the city’s main square, the Place de la Comédie, the Musée Fabres has a large collection of sculptures and paintings from the...

24 Hours in Annecy

Have you heard about Annecy?! After Lyon and Rennes we are taking you to another beautiful and romantic town in the Rhone-Alpes region of southeast France. Also called the "Venice of the Alps", this picturesque representation comes from its two canals and the river lying through the old city. With the proximity of the fresh and a wonderful azure colour lake, winter resorts and the renovation of its castle, Annecy has became a must-see destination of France.   11a.m. First you need some (good) food Let's brunch at Sur Les Pas De La Petite Botte - which is a cute cosy café with a great choice of hot and cold beverages as well as homemade goodies from muffins to savoury cakes and flans. This is...

5 Must-See French movies

If you're not going to visit France soon - I can still give you a taste of France thanks to my top 5 French movies. With my roommates we have a tradition called "Sunday Movie Night". Every Sunday at 9pm we gather and watch a movie together, with popcorn obviously! We are 6 total living in a house - one of us pick a movie and every week we take turns. I am the only French, so who better than me to show them (and you now!) great French movies. In the past 10 years, I've been pretty amazed with the quality of French movies, actors and actresses. Here you will find my top 5, I hope you like them as much as I do. Some are...

24 Hours In Lyon

Summer is well on the way and there are so many things to look forward to: the beautiful sunshine, the beach, and vacation!!! Yes, it’s that time of the year again and in this article, after Rennes, I want to take you on a 24hr tour of one of France’s biggest cities: Lyon a.k.a the Capital of Lights! Prepare yourself for a day filled with fun, food and culture!   11 a.m Let’s start with brunch Start your day with delicate homemade pastries from Thé Où and don’t miss their famous teas which are all guaranteed to be delightful!   1:30 p.m Market Time It wouldn’t be France if you didn’t have markets readily available every day. Marché Saint-Antoine is surrounded by a bed of water which only...

The Perfect French Cheese Platter

I absolutely, completely, madly (and many more crazy adjectives ending with –ly) LOVE cheese. So rest assured that every time I’m having guest at home they will have cheese. To be clear, in France we eat the cheese platter (called un Plateau de Fromages) just before having dessert, but hey every party requires cheese, lots of cheese! Here are some tips to assemble the perfect French cheese platter. I typically select 3 or 4 cheeses and supplement with other delicious items. The idea is to have a little bit of everything to suit all your guests’ palates. Soft cheese Start with a soft ripened cheese such as Brie or Camembert, both made from cow’s milk. Their soft flavor, rich and creamy texture will be sure...

3 French Wedding Traditions you didn’t know existed

Bertrand -the other Bon Appétit Box founder- and I got married in the South of France, in a small but very cute village called Caissargues. Of course we had the white dress and the suit, the ring and much more, but we also followed some popular French wedding traditions. So if you’d like to incorporate some of these throughout your big day, I’m happy to share some of the most famous ones in this article! 1- The wedding Cake Obviously it’s supposed to be at the end of the day, but you know me, I love food and I couldn’t resist to start with the famous “Pièce Montée” (or Croquembouche). This famous French cake, made up of small crème-filled pastry puffs stacked high into the shape...

5 Ideas For Valentine’s Day In Paris

If you’re struggling with how to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, why not look to the City of Love for a customizable experience with your special someone? The great thing about Paris is that every day is Valentine’s Day; the city practically lives and breathes romance. In addition to having a picnic under the marvelous Eiffel Tower and strolling down the darling cobblestone streets, here are some ideas that will put the cherry on top of your special day. Declare Your Love In City Hall Every year the Paris City Council selects 100 love messages to publish on over 170 billboards in Paris from 6am- midnight on February 14th. This is a great opportunity to put on your thinking hat and be inspired! Hotel Amour...

Holiday Wine Pairings

I noticed that for most of the people pairing wine and food is not the easiest task to do at a dinner. Alas, I totally suck at cooking anything other than pasta, but I absolutely love to find the perfect wine to enhance and highlight the best of a dish. Thanks to my father, I had a great wine training – he works in the wine industry in the South of France - and I’m so happy to take over the blog to share with you a few pairing ideas to celebrate the Holidays with some French wine, of course!   The best wine & food pairing for the Holidays Cheers! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... Bertrand Corp He is the co-founder of Bon Appétit Box....

5 of the most creepy places in Paris

Although Halloween isn’t celebrated as it is here in the US, in France, there are certainly a few spots that can make your hair stand. For the adrenaline seekers, Paris would be a good starting point. The team at Bon Appetit Box came up with a list of 5 creepiest spots in the City of Light to bookmark for your next visit! 1. Paris Catacombs The Paris catacombs dates back to the 18th century, where skeletal remains from the Les Innocents cemetery and those who lost their lives during the French Revolution find their final resting place. Visitors can walk through tunnels of over 6 million skulls, but don’t wander too far off as this maze of a chamber has taken many lost guests. 2....
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