St-Rémy-de-Provence. Discover Heaven
Few places match the perfection of St-Rémy-de-Provence. This pretty village near Aix-en-Provence has taken my heart. By now you know that I just love beauty and atmosphere, and truly appreciate calm and simplicity. St-Rémy-de-Provence is a dream come true for the stylist and Francophile in me. Everything is clean, with pristine stones and render, and simply acres of pastel shutters. …Read More
Reading: ‘Finding Gilbert. A Promise Fulfilled’
An inspiring GUEST POST by Diane Covington-Carter, author of ‘Finding Gilbert, a Promise Fulfilled‘. Read about her story, her father, and her French adventures. The seeds of my passion for France began in my early childhood, but I didn’t know that then. My father landed in the Normandy Invasion, June 1944. He spent 5 months at the Navy camp on …Read More
Be Impressed by the Roman Architecture and Amphitheatre in Arles
Some of the most beautiful features of Arles are the Roman architectural features that still exist in the town today. It’s truly amazing to be able to walk amongst genuine, beautiful, Roman history. Feel the energy reaching back 2000 years into another age and culture. One of the most impressive things to discover when travelling in Provence is the Roman …Read More
The Top 10 Things to do in Paris When It Rains
So, you find yourself in the City of Love, the home of Le Tour Eiffel, the most romantic place on Earth, and it would all be absolutely perfect except for one small, yet crucial, detail. It’s raining… It’s too wet to stay out and watch the Eiffel Tower light up at night, go on a romantic boat tour, or take …Read More
Learn French at the Institut de Français on the French Riviera.
Imagine, one month on the Côte d’Azur! One of my most memorable visits to France was in 2013, when I experienced one whole month of full French-language immersion training at the Institut de Français in one of the most fabulous locations on the French Riviera. I studied at the school in Villefranche-sur-Mer. A true bucket-list dream. I had started a …Read More
Uzès, Discover One of My Absolute Favourite French Villages.
I was first introduced to the idea of visiting Uzès by Jean-Marie of Our French Impressions. He was born in the area and lived much of his life in the local region, and his family continue to live there. At the time, I remember that I struggled repeatedly to even pronounce the name ‘Uzès’, or to find out much about …Read More
Villa Kerylos, an Authentic & Luxurious Replica Greek Palace.
If you are visiting Villefranche and want to really spoil yourself, allow some time to visit one of the most spectacular villas on Cap Ferrat, Villa Kerylos. I had been visiting Villefranche every year for 4 years before I finally made the effort to walk across to Beaulieu-sur-Mer to see this remarkable Greek villa. I’m not sure why it took …Read More
My Stylish French Box. An Exquisite Journey to France by Sharon Santoni.
My Stylish French Box first came to my attention a few months ago on a warm Sunday afternoon, surfing Instagram with a glass of wine and dreaming of France. I already follow Sharon Santoni on Instagram bien sûr, ever since I got a copy of ‘My Stylish French Girlfriends‘ a few years ago from a thoughtful friend. I’m hooked. So, …Read More
Stay in Arles, Gateway to the Camargue and Luberon.
Arles, located in the South of France, is a charming town with a rich history and cultural heritage. It is centrally located for exploring the Camargue region, Provence and the Luberon. Arles has fabulous markets, beautiful architecture, wonderful restaurants and vineyards, plus a wealth of ancient Roman Ruins. #secret As is often the case when I am planning a …Read More
My Top Tips for International Travel.
As I sit here at Dubai International Airport, waiting for my connecting flight to Nice, I thought (given that I have a 9-hour stopover) it might be a good time to discuss some of my personal tips for long-haul travel. Each time I make the pilgrimage to my beloved France, I come from Australia, so I think I’m probably as skilled as anyone might be in managing the 30+ hour flight from my country town – via Sydney – to Paris or Nice.Read More