Life and travel in France, 3 years & counting

and now it's 6 years!

Châteaux de la Loire : itinerary

Châteaux de la Loire are Renaissance castles along the Loire Valley. From upstream Gien, a mere 2-hour drive from Paris, to downstream Nantes, a 4-hour drive non-stop, the castles lie … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rochefort-en-Terre: Petite Cité de Caractére

Rochefort-en-Terre is definitely a hidden gem in Brittany. With less than 800 population, this village has earned so many compliments and is one of the most visited sites in the … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Saint Guilhem le Désert: Medieval village

So far, I have introduced 3 “le plus beaux villages” in the south, and le Désert is the 4th and last one I have visited (at least for the moment). … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lavender route

This time we set off to look for lavender fields in Luberon. On the net, it says that lavender blooms from mid June to mid August. I would suggest the … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Roussillon: the ochre village

“Les plus beaux villages de France” is an association joined by 157 rural villages. The qualifying criteria include having a maximum population of 2000 inhabitants and at least two protected … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Les Baux de Provence: fortified castle

One of “les plus beaux villages de France”, Les Baux de Provence was the first village we visitedafter Dada bought his car. It is those rare cases where everything is … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment
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