...It's All In The Experience

Similarly to its western neighbor (the Fifth), the Sixth has a reputation for being one of the more scholarly districts. L’École des Beaux-Arts de Paris is located in this district, as well as the French Senate and Académie francaise. This left bank arrondissement is home to some of the most historic moments in Paris, particularly in philosophy and the arts.… Read full article

L’Hôtel-de-Ville, as some call it, is the Fourth Arrondissement in Paris, located just south of the Third. The Fourth shares Le Marais with the Third, though the former contains the more lively parts of this medieval neighbourhood. The Fourth has become known as the gay district of Paris, particularly around the southern reaches of Le Marais, but the area does include a diverse population.… Read full article

The tallest Cathedral in France is Our Lady of Amiens, located in the town of Amiens, north of Paris. It is one of the best examples of early 13th century Gothic architecture and sculpture in the world, and it’s been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.… Read full article

My visit to the south of France several years ago, included a trip to the Pont du Gard. A feat of Pont du GardRoman ingenuity and architecture, the Pont du Gard is an ancient aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River and is part of a 31 mile long aqueduct that runs between Uzès and Nîmes.… Read full article

My visit to Saint Jean de Luz in the south of France, just north of Spain, was on a cruise a couple of years ago. As I wandered the streets of this Basque coastal fishing village, I really enjoyed the quaint shopping area as well as the restaurants which specialize in local basque cuisine.… Read full article

montOne of the things I love about watching the Tour de France, is seeing the many charming villages and the beautiful French countryside as they ride through. The Tour is, no doubt, a welcome advertisement for France’s Tourist Bureau with estimates of up to 2 billion people around the world viewing at least part’s of the Tour’s television broadcasts.… Read full article

We are entering the bloom season for lavender in Provence, and if you have never stood amidst the blanket of purple and breathed in it’s fragrance, than you have missed out on a amazing experience!

“The Lavender Route” in France connects over 2,000 producers of the plant, which is primarily used in perfumed and medicinal products.… Read full article

macaroonsGirls Guide To Paris just recently named their Top 10 pastry shops in Paris, and to my delight…my favorite pastry shop made number 3! Un Dimanche à Paris was a fairly recent discovery of mine, and quite by accident (which is how I have discovered MANY wonderful surprises in my life!)

I was with my Mom and some friends who were visiting Paris for their very first time.… Read full article

….I just love that song  “I Love Paris”…especially the Frank Sinatra version.  Though when I sing it, I often get the words mixed up….”drizzles…..sizzles….” …whatever!  My favorite line is, “…why oh why do I love Paris?”   It’s my favorite line because whenever I sing it, I start to think about all the things I DO love about Paris.… Read full article

Have you ever wondered what is the best way to bring back wine from your European travels? With so many regulations about liquids in carry-ons, bringing home your favorite bottle of wine can be a really problem. France Journeys has reviewed some of the best wine bags.… Read full article