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5 Places in France You Should Visit this Winter

Spring in France inspires romance, summer inspires poetry, fall inspires tranquility, but what about winter in France? If you have never been to France in winters, then you are missing out on a whole lot of things, one of which is having the country to yourself! I was born in the South of France, in Montpellier, where winters are dry, sunny and not really cold. I then spent 5 years in Paris where the cold months are -really- cold and usually snowy. But I can tell you, with the tourist season over, France belongs to French again, and it’s the best time to meet and live like locals. Here is a non-exhaustive list of cities to visit this winter!   1. Paris, the obvious choice Paris…

The Most Beautiful Places in France: Part II

Hello again my travel friends! As summer slowly comes in, I’m thrilled to share with you 5 of my favorite places in the South of France. These gems are for me some of the most beautiful places in the country. In my last article, my road trip to the North of France brings back memories of the Atlantic Coast from its golden Versailles to the white cliffs of Etretat. Today let’s go south, and discover more than fifty shades of blue! The Camargue, Provence Camargue is a natural region, that almost looks like another continent, located south of Arles between the two arms of the Rhone delta. There you can spot pink flamingos, Camargue’s most emblematic birds, but also the more historically famous wild white horses!…

The Perfect Mother’s Day City Guide // Paris

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Moms really do it A.L.L. They’re there for us when we need advice, a childhood recipe, and most importantly, a shoulder to lean on through life’s ups and downs. While you’ve likely already picked out the perfect Maman Box for her, she deserves a Mother’s Day fit for the ultimate queen that they are. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of places we think she’ll love. Here’s our little Paris City Guide for every Mom in your life! Mom who loves Croissants: Des Gateaux et du Pain (7th arrondissement),  Maison Landemaine (9th arrondissement), Du Pain et des Idées (10th arrondissement), Pichard (15th arrondissement) Mom who loves to explore: the classic Louvre Museum,  the extravagant Louis Vuitton Foundation, the peaceful Quais de Seine, the one and only Eiffel…

The Most Beautiful Places in France: Part I

This month we’re excited to start a new series and are discovering the most beautiful places in the North of France! A few years ago, my husband (also co-founder!) and I decided to go on a road trip in the North of France. We decided to skip Paris (duh I know!), but do not worry, there are true gems in this beautiful part of the country too. Today, I’m happy to share with you some of my best memories on the road. From the (once upon a time) king’s city of Versailles to the charming Normandy, let’s get a sense of freedom and adventure.   Palace of Versailles Just an hour away from Paris, stands the Palace of Versailles. Home to Marie-Antoinette and the Sun King, Louis…

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 color lake, winter resorts and the renovation of its castle, Annecy has become 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 cozy café with a great choice of hot and cold beverages as well as homemade goodies from muffins to savory cakes and flans. This is also…

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...

5 Small Villages to Visit In Provence

The perfect road trip in France is incomplete without a visit to the South of France, where there is no shortage of picture-perfect scenery. Known for its luscious lavender fields, its delicious specialties and for having some of the most beautiful villages in France, Provence is a fool-proof step to discovering a piece of paradise. L'Ile Sur La Sorgue Famous for its medieval feel, L'ile Sur La Sorgue is surrounded by water running from the Sorgue River. The town hosts one of the biggest flea markets in France where vendors offer unique, one-of-a-kind merchandise and delicious fresh produce. Roussillon If you’re looking for a countryside getaway, look no further than the glorious red rocks of Roussillon. Take in the sights of one of the biggest...

The 3 Best Parisian Patisseries

To not indulge your sweet tooth in Paris would be insane! Every street corner holds a window full of glorious pastries, marvelous cakes and crispy breads. I will warn you before I start to write more, but this top 3 of the best patisseries & bakeries in Paris is clearly biased as it is a list of my 3 favorite spots when I’m in Paris craving of the most decadent treats! 1. La Patisserie Des Rêves I simply adore their concept: revisiting and modernizing the great (and delicious) classics of French pastry in a pink shop that looks like and inviting laboratory! On a sunny day, I love to take their Paris-Brest (made of choux pastry and a ohh so yummy praline flavored cream) to-go...
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