We Love A Scenic Lunch Spot

When in France, eat as the French do. That means slllloooooowwwww down. Enjoy it. Have some wine. Savor the flavors. And, have more wine. (Not the driver, of course) Recently we came across one of those villages in France which has been officially recognized as one of the prettiest in the land. How do we […]

Normandy Invasion D-Day Remembrance 68 Years Later

June 6 We visited the Normandy battlefields, the American Cemetery above Omaha Beach and the German fortified spur of land known as Pointe-du-Hoc a few days ago. The experience resonates today, the 68th anniversary of the D-Day landings which set in motion the final defeat of Adolf Hitler’s Evil Empire. The landscape at Pointe-du-Hoc is […]

Monet’s Garden at Giverny, France

May 30 We spent a pleasant afternoon strolling around the charming hamlet of Giverny, France the other day. The highlight and purpose of our visit was the visit Monet’s house and garden, which the artist created so that he had a natural pallet of light and color for him impressionist creations. Good weather was on […]

Colmar, France please stop the noise

J’apprécie votre centre-ville. Que je n’apprécie pas suis le bruit. La circulation, le son des radios bruyantes, et les cloches dérangent ce que serait autrement un soir paisible. Vous ne pouvez pas faire quelque chose de ceci ? Surtout dans les heures d’huit dans le soir à six dans la matinée. Merci. Dear Mayor, I […]

Mont Vercors and around

Continuing our lazy afternoon of exploration after lunch at Mens the other day, we explored the valley near the largest stone massif in the area, Mont Vercors at nearly 2,400 meters. It’s an awesome sight from any angle. We drove up the narrow back roads, discovering a hamlet with a grass-roofed church from the 12th […]

Chateau du Paquier Fantastic Place to call home in France

We arrived at our favorite country retreat around 6 p.m. the other day, with an hour and a half to relax and freshen up before Helene and Jacques, our hosts, welcomed us along with the other six guests of the house to the beautiful garden of their ancient chateau for the start of the evening […]

Gorges du Verdon

The Verdon Gorge (in French: Gorges du Verdon or Grand canyon du Verdon), in south-eastern France (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), is a river canyon that is often considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful. It is about 25 kilometers long and up to 700 meters deep. It was formed by the Verdon River, which is named after […]