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Whether it's gastronomic greatness, artistic endeavour or cultural cachet you're looking for, there's no doubt that France still sits right at the top of the European heap. France is the country for which the word chic was invented - seductive and aloof, old-fashioned and forward-looking, but always characterised by a certain je ne sais quoi. The country that gave the world champagne, casseroles and Camembert is justly famous for its cooking, and you'll find there are plenty of places to indulge yourself. But while France is undoubtedly a place to eat and drink to your heart's content, there's much more to this fascinating country than cutting-edge cuisine.

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Survival tips for people on the move

Sat, 7 Oct 2017 | By stephenmarshal | Views [39]

Being a Nomad is fun if you plan for everything and make it a point to take good care of yourself and everything that is related to you. With this, nomads need to realize that everything that is related to them will not be around them. For example, if ... Read more >

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Exploring in Paris

Sat, 2 Sep 2017 | By little_bird_rs | Views [72]

This is super late, but here's a recap of my first day out and about in Paris. I was swamped with my TEFL course in August! I woke up around 8 and had breakfast downstairs in the hostel. It was 6 euros for croissants, coffee, and juice. I spent half ... Read more >

Thank You

Sat, 2 Sep 2017 | By kimswim | Views [91] | Comments [1]

It's been a super summer and I'd like to thank you for following our travels and for your kind words concerning my blog entrees. In the past two years close to 16,000 people have read my blogs; maybe there is a book here?!   We've had a ... Read more >

Setting the Record Straight

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 | By kimswim | Views [37]

I want to make sure that you understand that not everyone living during the Middle Ages was an inhabitant within a stone walled city. In fact they were the lucky ones. Lest we forget, the village of Kerihnet was reconstructed for visitors to actually ... Read more >

Sanibel Has Its Shells and Guerande Has Its SALT!

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 | By kimswim | Views [75]

We visited the famous walled city of Guerande today. It is unique because the entire wall is in place and inside there is a small but thriving little town with many of the shop owners living within the city walls in charming homes that are hundreds of ... Read more >

La Baule or Paris West!

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 | By kimswim | Views [76] | Comments [2]

We've left Fouras for La Baule. We are staying in the apartment of friends who we rented from 12 years ago.Through the years we have stayed in touch and in fact we have become close friends. Many of you know that Rosy and I speak via Skype every Thursday ... Read more >

Ed's Favorite French Food

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 | By kimswim | Views [76]

Tielle sétoise   People often ask what "our" favorite French food is.I thought you might enjoy seeing Ed's. Twenty years ago, a friend in Sete introduced himto this local delicacy. About five years ago, a company in Sete ... Read more >

An Intrepid Trooper

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 | By kimswim | Views [72] | Comments [1]

So, there is a lovely flower  (by my standards anyway) here in the Charente Maritime called the Rose Tremiere. In English, it is the Hollyhock. Now, I hasten to add, I have seen them in other regions, but not in the quantities that one finds ... Read more >

Prom Night at the Carrelets in Fouras

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 | By kimswim | Views [76]

For three evenings, just after the sun sets, the carrelets are lit up as if by magic. Just about everyone turns out to see them and they are treated to  a charming sight. Since each carrelet is a bit different, I would assume that it is up to the ... Read more >

St Savinien Sur Charente Another "Petite Cite de Character

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 | By kimswim | Views [96] | Comments [2]

Well there is another Petite Cite de Character" in our region so of course we had to check it out. It also has the title of "The Venice of the Charente". I wonder how many places are the "Venice of Something"? Last summer we visited a different one as ... Read more >

Chatelaillon Plage-Belle Epoch

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 | By kimswim | Views [38]

There is a little beach town not very far from here called Chatelaillon Plage. It has two great things to recommend it. For some reason, the architecture of the Bell Epoch has been preserved here more than in most other towns in France. I have no idea ... Read more >

American Tourists Step Back in Time to the Bell Epoch in France

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 | By kimswim | Views [82] | Comments [2]

We had some fun the other day posing in these cut-outs. It's amazing how many people were just walking by them. But, when they saw us using them, they became quite popular. One year, in Cannes, they had a very real life-size cut -out of Brad and Angelina, ... Read more >

Tips for Visiting the French Riviera on a Budget

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 | By vantastic_sa | Views [42]

This summer I went to the south of France to celebrate my 30th birthday with Turner aka American Travel Blogger . We started off in Juan Les Pins staying at Hotel Belle Rives, a famous hotel that was once the villa of Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald.... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cote dazur, france, south of france

Truth Revealed About French Food!

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 | By kimswim | Views [86]

Well there has been a great deal of talk this summer about "MalBouffee" a recently coined French expression for junk food. it has not escaped the notice of the French eye that their people are putting on more weight despite the article last year about ... Read more >

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