France Travel

Day Trip to Deauville

The things you miss as an expat can be interesting at times. One thing that definitely didn't come as a surprise however was longing for afternoon sea breezes on a sweltering summer day. Needless to say several days into a Parisian heat wave (think New York humidity) we hopped on a train to the Normandy coast for some much needed vitamin sea. Whilst there were no hot chips or potato scallops to ...

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France Travel

How to Spend A Day in Rouen

There are so many delightful Paris day trip options. With each place having its own unique vibe and ability to transport you to another time in history. From whimsical chateaus to artist's tranquil homes and gardens and many more. The best part is these fabulous places are a short train or car ride away and Rouen is certainly no exception. Discover the capital of the Normandy region, which is l ...

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France Lifestyle Travel

Peony Season in Paris

Selecting fresh flowers for the home is a cherished ritual in Paris. A bouquet of blooms is a market staple in many respects, akin to that of cheese, a baguette or strawberries in spring. This couldn’t be more the case than during peony season in Paris. Visiting the flower markets at this time of year is a pure sensory delight. With striking walls of peonies lining the flower stalls in a beauti ...

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