Tag Archives: rouen
May 24, 2014

How I got the competencies and talents card for France as an Entrepreneur & Blogger| Carte de séjour compétences et talents France

My journey to residency in France actually began in 1997 when I left Canada at the age of 21 to spend a year as an au pair in Caen. I learned a lot that year: about the French language, the culture and the history, and I also learned a lot about myself. I learned that I loved […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.                […]

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 […]