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Road Trip: Normandy

Much anticipated, we spent a long weekend in Normandy, France – Bonjour, Miss Dreamy – We took the Eurostar train to Calais and drove south to Normandy  – Honfleur – France and England have a long history in this region All English schoolchildren know that…

October 20, 2012

Driving In France

Imagine my surprise when I learned we needed a driving kit to legally drive in France – Europeans know, but American readers may be asking themselves What is a ‘driving kit’ exactly? – Sold by Amazon – Safety vest (inside car, not in trunk)…

October 18, 2012
Images from a day in Provence, France

Trip To France: Provence

So it was a bit of a stretch to drive from the Cote d’Azur to rural Provence for a day trip But my husband being the superstar he is drove 3½ hours to get me there (we got a little lost, so it took…

July 9, 2011
Beach on Cote d'Azur, France

Trip To France: Cote d’Azur

 And so our adventure in France continues… The French Riviera had an elegant retro feel to it With pebble beaches Jute mats comfort bare feet There were cyclists everywhere A reminder of the upcoming Tour De France (not in this area this year) Motorcycles too Love…

July 6, 2011
Eurostar Chunnel Train

Nervous Nellie Goes To France

Last weekend my husband and I took the Channel Tunnel (‘Chunnel’) train from London to Paris to celebrate his birthday. I have always been a Little Nervous Nellie (and Claustrophobic Claudia) about being in a tube underwater – just doesn’t seem natural. 246 feet…

August 25, 2010