Category Archives: France

Summer Night Magic: Light Shows in Strasbourg

A perfect August night in Strasbourg follows an almost unbearably hot, sunny day because when the sun goes down, a fresh breeze arises to cool the heavy air, and the streets come to life with both tourists and residents looking for … Continue reading

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Rendez-vous Place Stanislas: Summer Nights in Nancy

Hot summer afternoons are keeping us confined indoors or at swimming pools during the day, but when the sun disappears well after 9pm, town squares and other attractions come to life as the French venture outside for some fresh air. In … Continue reading

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A Perfect Sunday in a Vineyard in Beaune

Step 1: A simple but satisfying midday brunch on a sunny terrace in the town of Beaune, near Dijon in Burgundy, with good friends, mini-crêpes topped with Nutella, meat-filled bread slices, cold-cuts and a variety of cheeses along with a picture-perfect bowl … Continue reading

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Champagne at the Top of the World- A Day Trip to Langres

I left at 7 in the morning by car and as I headed towards the region of Champagne-Ardenne– the region where champagne is produced, of course– just north of Dijon and southwest of Strasbourg, cars and houses and even powerlines … Continue reading

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Discovering the Fête de la Musique

As late the first week of June, I was starting to think that summer would never come to Alsace. Gray skies and constant rain were starting to take a toll on everyone’s mood. So last Friday, after a week or … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway: Versailles

Nothing is more appropriate at the Palace of Versailles than the inscription atop the left wing of the castle: “A toutes les gloires de France– To all the glories of France.” When you read it and then turn around to … Continue reading

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Native English Speaker Against the Fioraso Law

I have waited a long time to write this post, not sure if I had completely decided how I felt about the subject. After all, I am a native English speaker, with a degree in English, who loves the works … Continue reading

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