Fête de la Transhumance: Sheep Fill The Streets In St-Rémy

Fête de la Transhumance in St-Remy-de-Provence

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 →

Cruising Down The Seine River In Paris

Cruising on the River Seine in Paris

When you travel to a new city, after a while your feet are tired and you just want to see the sites in a more relaxing way. Cruising down the Seine River in Paris provides you with the perfect opportunity where you can see  so many  famous sites all at once.  Half the city is on the north side of the river and the other half is on the south side.   Continue reading →

36 Hour Stopover In Collioure

Stopover in Collioure: Harbour

A few years ago I was heading from Spain to France. I passed a popular town on the French coast just before I reached Perpignan and always regretted not stopping there. During my last trip, I finally make a stopover in Collioure and am so glad I did. It’s a fishing village on the Mediterranean that is (sorry to use this word but it really does apply) “charming”. But it has more than just “good looks”. Here are some things you might enjoy if you visit (and you should). Continue reading →