Posts Tagged ‘Dordogne’

A French View from the Chateau

  Many of us dream of living in France but it usually remains just that, a dream.  For one New Zealander though, a change in…

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Itineraries in France: The Dordogne

I’ve put together a series of itineraries throughout some of my favorite regions of France based on the Plus Beaux Village….

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Adoring the Dordogne

La Dordogne, the cradle of civilization in France, a beautiful river surrounded by limestone cliffs and verdant valleys—this is the backdrop for Cro-Magnons, who lived here from 40,000 to 10,000 years ago.

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New parterre gardens

Why I Love the French Countryside

I’m sitting on a train heading toward Bordeaux. This is one of my favorite moments when I’m in France—the time when I get to contemplate my impending transition from the bustling, noisy city into the French countryside. It is more than meets the eye. It’s a mindset. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed that I grow fonder of peace and solace and the gently rolling hills of the country. Why?

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Along the GR20, Corsica

Top Five Weekend Getaways in France for Summer and Fall

I have been in France for five years now and have done countless weekend and longer trips throughout l’Hexagone (the Hexagon, as France is often described). And every time I visit somewhere new, I end up adding more getaways in France to my list instead of crossing them off! There is still so much to explore. And yet, there are several corners of the country that keep drawing me back—physically and in my dreams! Here are my top weekend trip picks for the summer and fall seasons.

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The best of Paris 2014

Happy New Year, Bonne Année et Bonne Santé to all Francophiles the world over. I hope you celebrated in style last night….

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