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Bonjour Paris!

My goodness! 5 weeks has flown by!! It has been absolutely incredible and beyond my imagination. We have seen so much of France and met so many lovely, incredible and wonderful people. We finished the trip with a way too quick stay in Paris. All I could hear in my head I was Ella singing this gorgeous tune. It was way […]

More Champagne in Champagne and meeting The Widow Clicquot!!!!

It has always been a dream of mine to drink Champagne in Champagne, but to drink Veuve Clicqout at Veuve Cliqout, well I almost lost my mind!!! It was hands down the best experience we had in Champagne. From walking through the gardens touching and smelling all of the different herbs and flowers in their garden, to touring and walking through […]

Champagne in Champagne!!!!

Heaven. I can only say Heaven. Champagne France is absolute Heaven and a dream come true! We stayed in 2 small villages, Hautvillers and Ay and tasted as many Champagnes as we possibly could. Some were served some of the most delicious little bites, even though I have no idea what they were. We went to see Dom Perignon’s grave […]

Normandy – Omaha Beach

We started our morning by heading right outside our little hotel and heading to Omaha Beach. Wikkipedia can do a better job at explaining than I can. Omaha Beach was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during World War II. Omaha is […]

Mont Saint-Michel & Normandy

We started our morning in Dinan, had a fabulous breakfast, and drove to see Mont Saint Michel. As we got closer Adam made me close my eyes until we got closer. When he said I could look, I literally gasped. It is breathtaking. Here is a little history: Le Mont Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. It is located […]

Dinan

Travel Guru Rick Steeves really says it best… ”In France, if you have time for only one stop in Brittany, make it the ancient riverfront city of Dinan. It’s about four hours west of Paris by train and one from Mont St-Michel, but it seems a world away. You’ll awake to the sound of roosters. Dinan’s hefty ramparts bundle its […]

The Château de Chenonceau

The Château de Chenonceau is my personal favorite of the Loire Valley as it is built over a river, is absolutely stunning, and there is a whole soap opera around it! Many, many, many moons ago, King Henry II gave the chateau to his mistress Dian de Poitiers – who had kissed him when he was 7 and she was in […]

Amboise and Hot Air Balloon Ride over The Château de Chenonceau

One of my most favorite days so far! We stayed in the most lovely B&B in Amboise, Le Vieux Manor and then took a hot air balloon up over the Loire Valley. Absolutely amazing!!! We finished our evening off drinking Pastis and listening to Jimmy Hendrix at the most fabulous little bar right on the river called Le Shaker. A perfect, […]

Blois and Cheverny

 The Loire Valley is very special. Each small town is different and we found Blois to be absolutely lovely. From the intown Chateau to the church to the fabulous, cool, hipster barbershop where Adam got his hair cut, we were so surprised at this little town every time we turned a corner. We used it as home base when we […]

Chambord

The royal Château de Chambord is the largest château in the Loire Valley; it was built to serve as a hunting lodge for Francis I, who who only stayed at Chambord for 7 weeks in his entire lifetime. Chambord was altered considerably during the twenty-eight years of its construction (1519–1547). In 1792, in the wake of the French Revolution, some of the furnishings were […]