France

The Best Shopping in Reims, France

The Best Shopping in Reims, France

Reems (Eng.) or Rance (Fre.), it truly doesn’t matter how you pronounce it. I mean we say Paris and the French call it Paree! Reims is the capital of the Champagne Ardenne region and only footsteps away from the vineyards of France’s most popular export, […]

A Bit of Paradise – La Bouitte, St. Martin de Belleville

A Bit of Paradise – 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 […]

Bite-Sized Bits of Paris, France

Bite-Sized Bits of Paris, France

My first morning in Paris was spent crying in my café au lait. I just didn’t know where to start. Paris was so big and there was so much to see. As my croissant got soggy, I got back in bed and pulled the covers over my […]

A Bit of France: Off Piste in Chamonix

A Bit of France: Off Piste in Chamonix

I am not a great skier, having begun too late in life, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love ski resorts, and I am sure most of you non-skiers feel the same way. Who doesn’t want to be surrounded by massifs, breathing fresh air, eating […]

Bite-Sized Bits of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Bite-Sized Bits of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

For those of you who double black diamond your way through life, I’ve created my first Bite-Sized Bits. It’s Best Bits without the chat, just the facts. First out of the gate is Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France, known as the resort for real skiers. Resort is probably the wrong […]

A Day of Old and New in Paris

A Day of Old and New in Paris

Everyone is looking for the newest things to do in Paris. Sometimes it’s great to feel you are the first on the block but it’s equally fun to haunt the same old place for hundredth time.  So on my last trip to Paris. the Cypriot and I […]