The French Revolution and July 14 In Paris

French Revolution July 14

La Fete Nationale, French National Day, is celebrated on July 14 and commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution. In 1789 the Bastille was a fortress-prison for political prisoners and was stormed by the people of Paris who wanted to get arms, ammunition and gun powder. There’s so much about the Revolution in Paris and some great sites to check. Continue reading →

Before You Kick The Bucket: 5 Things To Do In France

Hot Air Ballon In The Loire Valley France Bucket List

Do you have a bucket list? A list of travel experiences that you want to do before you die?  I started a list back in 2009 and to my surprise, I have crossed many off the list:

  • riding a camel into the desert (my camel did not smell, nor did he spit)
  • attend a taping of the Oprah Winfrey show in Chicago (yes! 5th row!)
  • run (and drink my way through) the Marathon du Medoc (wine at each water station)
  • get up at sunrise to see Monument Valley in northern Arizona
  • hike in Cinque Terre, Italy

But there are some items on my bucket list that pertain to France and you might consider these for your next trip: Continue reading →

100 Places In France Every Woman Should Go

100 Places In France Every Woman Should Go

I don’t usually rave about books. I rave about French food and experiences, but not books. However, this past Christmas, one of my presents was the book, “100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go“.

written by Marcia DeSanctis. Marcia is an award-winning American travel writer who lived and worked in France. (So jealous!) While this book is written with “Women” in mind, I really believe the book is for both men and women because it is that interesting.

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