France

A perfect two day trip to France – Chambéry & Annecy

A perfect two day trip to France – Chambéry & Annecy

Two day trip to France?? Is it possible to get the flavor of two towns with only a two day trip to France? Can I get a Oui Bien Sur up in here?* If you follow my suggestions below, you’ll have time to taste the food […]

Things to do in Chamonix, France

Things to do in Chamonix, France

When I think of things to do in Chamonix, I envision everything white – skiing, snowshoeing, snow, snow, snow. I’m here in the summer and those ice crystals have melted to reveal verdant valleys and moss-covered mountains. Even though we’re not in Austria, I do […]

The Art of Seeing

The Art of Seeing

“I don’t want to spend part of my holiday standing in front of a painting!” Having spent practically my entire college career studying art from the world’s great scholars, A little part of me died when my dinner partner uttered those words last week. Then […]

A Bit of France: Le Loop de Paris

A Bit of France: Le Loop de Paris

What is there to say about Paris that hasn’t been said already. There must be millions of luxury travel blogs telling you where to go, what to do and, most importantly, where to eat. Although it’s a crowded market, I thought it was time that […]

Shopping in Reims, France

Shopping in Reims, France

Reems (Eng.) or Rance (Fre.), it truly doesn’t matter how you pronounce it. I mean we say Paris and it is technically called Paree! The most important words you need to know are Champagne and Shopping. Shopping in Reims is just as much fun as drinking Champagne. […]

A Bit of France: La Bouitte, St. Martin de Belleville

A Bit of France: La Bouitte, St. Martin de Belleville

Between mouthfuls of our mingardises (petit fours), we agreed that our hosts’ last name should be Le Meilleur (best) not simply Meilleur (better), because this dinner just couldn’t be more fabulous. Eaters from far and wide travel via every mode of transportation to dine chez […]