Author: Julia Girard-Gervois

April 5, 2018 Julia Girard-Gervois No comments exist

Captivating Carcassonne Carcassonne is one of those places that looks even better than it does in photos. The hill top citadel with its pointy turrets looks like a fairy tale castle and the town and countryside that surround it are enchanting. There is a legend about how Carcassonne got its name. It’s said that when…

February 25, 2018 Julia Girard-Gervois No comments exist

Experience Picasso in Provence in 2018 From 2017 to 2019 in Provence, South of France region, a special cultural event will be celebrating many of the works of Pablo Picasso. This event is known as the Picasso Mediterranean Project. The goal of this occasion is to enrich its participants on the cultural aspects of the…

December 11, 2017 Julia Girard-Gervois No comments exist

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 Julia Girard-Gervois No comments exist

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 Julia Girard-Gervois No comments exist

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 Julia Girard-Gervois No comments exist

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 Julia Girard-Gervois No comments exist

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 Julia Girard-Gervois No comments exist

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…