Best French bread from Paris to Provence

Where to Find the Best French Bread-from Paris to Provence

I’ve had a fondness for French bread and boulangeries since I first landed in Paris to study abroad some (ahem… shall I say quite a few?) years ago.  I lived in the 14th arrondissment in an old-fashioned building called La Maison des Etudiantes.  We were obliged to share a room with a native French speaker, Read more about Where to Find the Best French Bread-from Paris to Provence[…]

Banyuls Catalan Festival

Wine Harvest Festival in Banyuls, France- October 2015

A few luxurious days on the Mediterranean in Cerbere, France I am spending a few days at my International Property Share home in Cerbere, France, only 4 km from Spain.  Here I enjoy lovely slow days where we can watch the play of sunshine and shadow on the Mediterranean, drive to Portbou Spain for a Read more about Wine Harvest Festival in Banyuls, France- October 2015[…]

Impressions of an American chef in France

Impressions of an American chef in France In this post we’re delighted to share the observations of one of our shared property owners, Jim Lesser, a chef from Westchester County, NY.  Jim ran Les Garçons, a small bistro style restaurant near Columbus, Ohio, serving a mix of American Regional and Mediterranean cuisines. Jim spends several weeks Read more about Impressions of an American chef in France[…]

Asparagus Festival Uzès – Vers Pont du Gard

Asparagus Festival in Uzès, Vers Pont du Gard Does it sometimes sound like I’m “ga -ga” over life in France? It’s true. In so many small ways, undoubtedly taken for granted by the natives, la vie quotedienne (daily life) in the south of France, has an irresistible pull on my heart strings. Take, for instance, Read more about Asparagus Festival Uzès – Vers Pont du Gard[…]

Want to improve your French or take cooking classes in Provence?

If you’re Francophile like me, you may be looking for ways to improve your French, enjoy a cooking class or two, or schedule a long weekend in Paris. Why not all three?  Notre Vie Juteuse (*I had to look this word up! “juicy”)- http://ourjuicylife.blogspot.com/ Les Petit Farcis (cooking classes in South of France)- http://www.petitsfarcis.com/ Oui, Read more about Want to improve your French or take cooking classes in Provence?[…]