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French Cheese, The Big Stink

Did you know that France has more than 1,000 different types of cheeses? We all have our favorites, and one man’s “stinky” is another’s “j’adore”. So what are the 5 stinkiest French cheeses you can encounter in any good fromagerie -cheese shop? 1. Roquefort Origin: Aveyron Taste: Tangy & Salty This blue-veined stinky cheese is produced out of raw sheep’s milk and matured in caves around the small village of Roquefort, Southern France. White and salty, its creamy yet slightly grainy texture is deeply satisfying! Also known in France as the King of cheeses, any good cheese platter needs to contain Roquefort.   2. Maroilles Origin: Nord Pas de Calais Taste: Mild & Nutty Actually, its nickname is Vieux Puant aka old stinky, so you get a clear idea…

What’s the best thing to eat in France for less than €10? Cheap Eats

Everyone knows that France has some of the best foods in the world! From the City of lights to the tiny village, you’ll always find delicious food in France. I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite picks of best cheap eats in my home country. And who doesn’t love yummy cheap food?!   The classic Jambon-Beurre Baguette This sandwich is in every French bakery. It is so easy but so good when made with quality ingredients! And here are the 2 secrets use salted butter and add cornichons for the texture and taste!   The mouthwatering Crepes How could anyone live without Crepes?! They are easy to make from scratch (family recipe here) and so versatile. Usually, I make Crepes one every other…

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…

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...

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...

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...

5 French Winter Foods

I’m not too fond of winter time. Aside from the holidays, it’s all pretty drab and gloomy. Luckily, there’s always one thing that instantly cheers me up: food. Specifically winter food. In France, winter is the season to enjoy hearty meals that can warm up any snowy day tout de suite. Here are my 5 top picks for French winter foods. Raclette Raclette is a firm cheese made from cow’s milk, specially designed to melt on a grill with coupelles (small pan), poured over potatoes and served with charcuterie & cornichons. This hearty meal is usually enjoyed at dinner with family, friends and of course, a white wine! Onion Soup I think soup in general is a staple for winters; but, onion soup from France...

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....