For your next dinner in Paris, how about soaking up the French atmosphere outdoors, be serenaded by local musicians, and save a bit of money? Not at a bistro or café. Travelling can get expensive and it can become tedious eating out all the time, no? Every once in a while, you just want to pick up a baguette, some cheese and wine for dinner. I suggest you have a picnic in Paris. I’ll help you choose a location. Continue reading →
When you travel to the Côte d’Azur in the south of France, you might decide to go to Monaco because you’ve heard that’s where all the rich and famous go. Should you take short excursion to Monte Carlo and gamble?
[This letter was given to my father on the occasion of my father’s 91st birthday]
I have you and mom to thank for taking me to France for the first time. Do you remember how it all started? January 1, 1978. New Year’s Day. You announced, “We’re going to France!” Continue reading →
Gotta love the French. Innovative and stylish. In the 18th and 19th century they were ingenious too, when “les passages couverts” (covered passages or galleries) were constructed. Continue reading →
Whenever I am watching a movie that has Paris as one of its settings, I try to figure out where the Paris locations are. Location scouts have done a great job in highlighting the best of Paris. Here are two movies with beautiful scenes of Paris: Continue reading →
At the beginning of the year I listed some of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2016 and while it covered the gamut of some foods, sites, and experiences, I didn’t fully delve into the places that I have yet to visit in France. Places that YOU might not have considered either. Although you might have already visited France once or twice, it is a BIG country and there is so much to see. So what other places in France should you see? Continue reading →