It’s too early to make the reservations…. but how early is early? If I could, I would make them right now. In planning our next trip to France, this place is #1 on the list of places to stay. Le Petit Bijou (translates to The Gem) is a 2 bedroom home for rent in the … Continue reading Le Petit Bijou – France
Two years ago today I was in Strasbourg, France, traveling with American high school students and teachers. Strasbourg is located on the eastern border of France, along the Rhine River and is a stone’s throw to Germany. It was early April, cool, and overcast. We had spent the morning in the small Alsatian village of … Continue reading Good Friday in France
With spring on its way, I often think about the Jura Mountains of Eastern France. It’s so lush when in full bloom and I’d love to be there during the spring season. Our dear friends from Nancray had taken us to the Jura Mountains during a summer visit. Louis Pasteur was born in Jura Mountains. … Continue reading The Jura Mountains
Yes, you’re seeing my torn out magazine pages. I pulled these from my Favorites Folder and took pictures of them with my iPhone. Why? Because I couldn’t find them large enough on the internet… and it’s all in the details. (click on any photo to see them even larger!) This is Marston Luce‘s cottage in the … Continue reading Stone Cottage of Marston Luce
Before I even stepped a toe in France, I knew I would love it. Anytime I’d receive my copy in the mail of Elle Decor or House Beautiful or Veranda I was always drawn to the articles on Paris apartments. Who wouldn’t?? It always seemed to be the floors and doors that captured my love the most. … Continue reading Paris apartment floors and doors
Our last buying day in France, was spent at the Monday brocante in the city center of Nice. Nice sits right on the Mediterranean Sea and is very lovely and warm, but also a bit touristy compared to the other brocantes we had visited throughout eastern France. I was looking forward to experiencing this brocante, as I had read it … Continue reading jeu de course – For Sale!
I don’t speak French. I don’t even claim to speak a little bit of French. I know a minuscule amount of French. And I took French in high school and in college – but that was decades ago. Part of my barrier to learning French is trying to speak it. Even when I’m alone at home … Continue reading learning the language