a taste of Provence

They say the Provence region of France is blessed by the gods. I'm inclined to agree. With sun-soaked hillside villages overlooking sweeping lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards, "charming" is certainly an understatement. In fact, I think "enchanting" is more appropriate. We stationed ourselves for the week in Avignon, a medium-sized city in the Vaucluse department. Medieval stone … Continue reading a taste of Provence

a taste of La Rochelle and Ile de Ré

When it comes to coastal cities in France, La Rochelle is a must-see. Commonly referred to as "La Ville Blanche" due to its characteristic limestone facades, this port city sits in the Poitou Charentes region of southwest France, a short 2-hour drive from Bordeaux. La Rochelle boasts a rich history as one of France's principal seaports from the … Continue reading a taste of La Rochelle and Ile de Ré

a taste of Paris, featuring sustainable urban farming

When I think of Paris, I imagine cast-iron balustrades bordering the Métropolitan signs of the subways stations, wrought iron balconies, elegant cream-colored stonework, and wide boulevards lined with independent bookshops, cafés, and boulangeries. The Porte de Clignancourt area of the city doesn't necessarily fit this description. Situated on the northern periphery of Paris, this diverse neighborhood is … Continue reading a taste of Paris, featuring sustainable urban farming