Author: Julia Girard-Gervois

December 11, 2017

10 Things You Must Do in Normandy There is much more to France than just the Eiffel Tower and Normandy is the perfect example of this. With enough sights and activities to keep even the pickiest tourist happy for weeks, how do you choose what to see? Whether you’re a historian or a foodie, this…

November 6, 2017

10 Souvenirs to Bring Home From South of France Paris may be home to The Louvre and the sparkling lights display that is the Eiffel Tower, but southern France retains a natural charm and whimsy that no man-made architecture can compete with. From the fragrant lavender fields to shady olive groves and cobblestone confectioneries, a…

October 18, 2017

The best time to see the lavender fields in Provence Are you looking to see when the best time to see the lavender fields in Provence is? If you are, you’re in luck! We have all the information you need in order to plan your trip to this incredible region, including when the lavender fields…

August 2, 2017

The South of France is a popular travel destination for visitors looking to soak up the warm area’s breathtaking sights and pleasant weather! With relaxing beaches, lush resorts, and picture perfect villages, the South of France has something for everyone to enjoy. With so many popular destinations, it’s hard to decide what’s worth doing and…

June 30, 2017

A Glimpse Into the Short Life of Frédéric Bazille Bazille’s Studio, 1870. From left to right: Pierre-Auguste Renoir sitting, Emile Zola (standing on the stairs), Eduard Manet and Claude Monet (with the hat) – next to Bazille, talking about one of his paintings. As the son of a upper-middle-class Protestant, Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870), from Montpellier…

May 1, 2017

May Day celebrations have long celebrated youth, spring and flowers. From the mostly forgotten American tradition of hanging May baskets on the doors of your friends (or would-be lovers) to the elaborately flower-festooned maypoles of Britain, flowers herald the resplendent days of May. The French practice the particularly charming tradition of exchanging lilies of the…

March 13, 2017

10 Off the Beaten Path Places That You Need to Visit in France Believe it or not, there is more to France than just Paris. Sure, if you’ve never been to Paris before, then you should definitely go at least once. But you should know that it will be packed with a lot of American…

February 10, 2017

A fun cheat sheet to help you plan your next French vacation like a pro! Things to do, food to try, dos & don’ts and more. Check out our France travel guide!   Sharing is caring!

February 3, 2017

  Every year, exactly 40 days after Christmas, the French will celebrate “La Chandeleur“. The occasion for thousands of “Gourmand” (food lovers) to enjoy delicious crepes! But why do the French eat crêpes on February 2nd? It’s said that Pope Gelasius I started the tradition for having crêpes for “La Chandeleur” (Candlemas holiday) by offering…