Brittany’s magical inland forest of Brocéliande

Moss in Brocéliande forest

All Europe, Europe, France | May 26, 2017 | By

King Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, knights and fairies. Who hasn’t heard or read about these legends? The French forest of Brocéliande (la fôret de Brocéliande, Paimpont) is the place said to have inspired these tales. Covering a vast area in the center of Brittany (Bretagne), it is a mystical place that up to the present day still attracts many visitors wishing to feel some of the magic that sprouted from the pages of literary classics such as Wace’s Roman de Rou and poems by De Troyes. I spent a few days there with my husband and an old friend, and was (almost!) transported to ancient times, or at least, it felt like it with no internet!

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Exploring the Roman heritage of Nîmes

All Europe, Europe, France | March 3, 2016 | By

On a business trip to Montpellier a while back, I had a day off before heading back home and visited Nîmes, a small city half an hour away by train. Nîmes is known for its Roman heritage and there are some very impressive old sites to behold. 

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Bresse chicken: bringing it from farm to table

All Europe, Europe, France | January 3, 2016 | By

A road trip from Paris to Switzerland via the Bresse region? Mais oui, bien sûr!

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Indulge your sweet tooth in Paris

raspberry macaroon bread and roses

All Europe, Europe, France | December 6, 2015 | By

Paris is the perfect location to let your epicurean desires roam free. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, you can connect the dots between a never-ending chain of culinary highlights. Bring an appetite and a well-stocked wallet.

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