Tag Archives: france
October 19, 2013

Oh la vache! Discover Normandy wine and food at La Fête du Ventre in Rouen

The busy and très gourmet Fête du Ventre, meaning the Festival of the Stomach, is the must see-taste-do event of the Norman region. Vendors, farmers and local producers from around Normandy gather in the centre of Rouen, surrounding the Vieux Marche, to share and sell their gastronomic delights. Hosted by la Ville de Rouen, the […]

October 15, 2013

The Marius Fabre Savonnerie in Salon-de-Provence: A Marseille Soap Tour

I absolutely loved visiting the Savonnerie Marius Fabre in Salon-de-Provence last month; fascinating and a delight for the senses, this Marseille soap tour was full of lovely sweet smells, production secrets, family history and many appealing photo opportunities. The family of Monsieur Marius Fabre has been creating and manufacturing the famous soap of Marseille, or […]

April 24, 2013

I See the Sea & a Few Other Things Too

It’s been about 15 years since I’ve seen the sea in Normandy, so a brief escape from Rouen, a breath of fresh salty air, a long walk and a quaint village was exactly what was needed to soothe my soul last Sunday. Good company, a picnic and even a stop at a castle made for […]

January 26, 2013

C’est la Vie: 2012 in Pictures

I’ve been meaning to take a brief inventory of the last year, my favourite memories and subsequently my favourite photographs. In chronological order, here is a visual recap of what was an incredible year including an itinerary something like this: Canada, Italy, France, Italy, France, England, France, Canada, France. Oh la la! C’est trop!   […]

January 19, 2013

Christmas in Paris & The Legend Hotel

The Legend Hotel is lovely; shiny and modern and I was so happy to call it my home for a few sparkly Christmas days in Paris. Elegant and enchanting, I was greeted by a decor featuring clever owl lamps, artful tree branches, mini-lights and friendly front desk staff that smiled and appeased me by letting […]

January 13, 2013

Paris: (Free) Art, Art Everywhere

Free art is quite literally everywhere in Paris, and while it’s easy to spend too much money in this glittery city, it is also quite easy to spend your time roaming the streets and discovering free hidden art in every nook & cranny, which is really how I spend my happiest hours here. I’m an […]

November 29, 2012

The Surprising Streets of France

Like every country, France has it’s own brand of street art. There are hidden gems around every corner and in unsuspecting places you can find fantastic colour and fascinating designs reflecting the local talent and culture. Here are a few of my recent finds from Rouen & Paris.                […]

November 27, 2012

Jardin du Luxembourg: A Paris Urban Adventure Highlight

No doubt this intimate and interesting Urban Adventure tour in Paris shows the best “local” part of the most visited city in the world, the 5th and 6th arrondissements, otherwise known as the Latin Quarter. While the afternoon was full of secrets and little known facts about the area, my personal highlight was the impressive […]

September 6, 2012

Top 10 Things To Do in Rouen

1. Learn to make macarons at Faites-le-vous-même. 2. Climb the Gros Horloge for an amazing view of the city & river. 3. Drink beer on a terrace at Vieux Marché and watch the people. 4. Take French lessons at French in Normandy. 5. Browse the Cathedrale Notre Dame, of course! 6. Picnic at Jardines des […]