If there is any experience you should try in Provence, it’s this one, Les Féeries du Pont. You’ll never forget it. [ Be sure to see the videos at the end of the post]. Continue reading →
One of the highlights of my recent trip to France had to be attending the Fête de la Transhumance. Think of hundreds if not thousands of sheep heading down the streets of St-Rémy-de-Provence. What a sight! It was also a great opportunity to meet up with author, Keith Van Sickle and his wife Valerie. We had connected months earlier when I did a review of his book, “One Sip At A Time: Learning To Live In Provence” . I wanted to learn more about their life in Provence and find out how they were able to assimilate with the locals. So, we arranged to meet on June 5 just before the herding of the sheep was to begin. Continue reading →
You’ve decided to visit France but there are so many interesting regions that you don’t know which to visit and how many to visit. Once you decide on a few areas, you discover they are incredibly far apart. How do you create a realistic itinerary for your road trip in France that won’t exhaust you? This post will share my answers to these dilemmas as I actually dealt with these questions for the trip I am now on. I spent months agonizing over regions and how to do the perfect road trip in France. Once it’s over, I guess we’ll see how close to perfect it was. Continue reading →
Well before the advent of the internet, one used travel guides in the form of (heavy) books, such as “Let’s Go France” or “$25 a day in France”. You looked up an area, checked out some of the hotels and restaurants that were written about and off you went. Continue reading →
There’s a decades old story about a snail and a car dealership.
A snail walks into a car dealership and asks the salesperson to paint a large “S” on the back of the car he’s going to buy.
The salesperson asks why. The snail responds, “So when I drive down the street, people will say, ‘Hey, look at that S-car go!’”
So, on that note, I thought I would share with you a few anecdotes about eating snails– edible snails (“escargots” in France)–in France so that you really know what you are
eating getting into. Continue reading →
Last week I shared with you the pleasures of taking a leisurely cruise up and down the River Seine in Paris. On this same theme, I thought I’d share 4 more boat tours worth taking outside of Paris. These are located in the east (Strasbourg), south (Cassis), west (Bordeaux), and central area of France (Lyon). Continue reading →