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Visit Lascaux, the Sistine Chapel of Prehistory | France

August 31, 2020

After our visit to Saint-Cirq-Lapoppie, we continued our road-trip in France and headed to the Périgord (also known as Dordogne). The Périgord is well-kown for its beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages, but also to be one the most-well preserved place of human settlement of prehistory. About 20,000 years ago, in the glacial age, men lived there. Nowadays, the region is filled with paintings and traces of those tribes of the past. The most famous cave of all is called Lascaux.…

France South of France

Padirac Cave – The underground marvel of the Lot ( France)

August 24, 2020
Padirac underground lake

As we are staying in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie for a week, after visiting the Pyrénées and the Cévennes National Park we had the opportunity to explore Padirac Cave. Padirac Cave (AKA, Le Gouffre de Padirac) is the most visited and largest public cave of France. It is located in the Lot (South West of France) and is offering a full-scale underground adventure, suitable for all ages. We visited Padirac Cave with our nephews, of 4 years old and 1 year old. It…

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How to shop like a parisienne

August 18, 2020

Alexandra has always been divided between two passions, travel and fashion! As we are travelling more and more with less and less things, and trying to  adopt responsible consumption habits to protect our environment, and to buy less but better. It’s a long path and we are only at the beginning, but here are our favorite addresses to buy more locally (French brands only), and sometimes even with a real purpose. Discover the best places to do shopping in Paris, for…

France South of France Weekend Getaways

Explore the Cévennes National Park – Escape in the wild

August 11, 2020
Sunset over the Cévennes National Park

After visiting the Pays Basque in South West France, we continued our travel within France and headed to the Cévennes National Park in South of France, near Montpellier. The Cévennes National Park is one of the 10 National Park in France, located in the Massif Central, France largest mountain. It is one of the less populated area of France and one of the more preserved one, offering beautiful nature. The Cévennes National Park is also the second French dark sky…

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Our favourite things to do in the Basque Country – France

August 3, 2020
View over Guéthary

This summer, we are travelling in France exclusively with the Coronavirus! After visiting Lyon and Bordeaux, we headed out for the Basque Country (Pays Basque) to spend our first week in the sunny and wild beaches of South West France with some friends. It is a region of picturesque villages and cities, offering beautiful white beaches and perfect surfers spot. We loved our holidays there, and recommend it to everyone looking for a family or friends beach holidays destination in…

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A week-end hike in the Pilat Regional Natural Park

July 20, 2020

We decided to try bivouacking in France this summer on top of our usual hotels and Airbnb stays as we wanted to discover more the natural area of France. During our first week travelling, we had to head to Lyon for work and decided to plan a week-end bivouacking nearby with Aline, a friend who lives in Lyon. After that, we then moved to planning our 2 days hike and we settled to an itinerary from I-Trekkings, a very exhaustive…

France Paris and its vicinity Weekend Getaways

Week-end break – Fontainebleau and the majestuous Fontainebleau Forest

July 12, 2020
Forest of Fontainebleau

Alexandra’s family lives in the region of Fontainebleau named “Seine-et-Marne”, affectionately nicknamed “77” (to pronounce 7-7/set-set) by the locals. We have spent all our time there during lockdown and we enjoyed re-discovering one beautiful and more rural area of France. Fontainebleau offers a beautiful and majestuous castle: “The château de Fontainebleau” as well as a forest, full of hikes and diverse landscapes where we love to wander around. It is one of our favourite nature escape less than one hour…

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A week-end in Annecy

June 26, 2020
Canal Vassé in Annecy

Tired of visiting Paris in France ? Not a big fan of big cities such as Marseille or Lyon ? We have found the perfect alternative – a week-end in Annecy – between a small town with an astonishing emerald lake view and nature all around the area with absolutely gorgeous mountains view and escapades in Rhône-Alpes. How to go to Annecy Go to Annecy by Train Annecy is very easy to access by train. You have: TGV (high-speed train)…

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Fun fact about France

June 19, 2020

France is the most visited country in the world France is the most visited country in the world. With 89 millions international visitors in 2017, France is leading, followed closely by Spain and the United States. Most of the visitors are coming from country close-by, such as United-Kingdom and Germany. What is the most visited attraction in France? The attraction the most visited in France by visitors is Disneyland with over 13 millions visitors per year. As a French couple,…

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Week-end in the Bay of Arcachon

May 18, 2020

“Le bassin” as connoisseurs calls it, is located only 1 hour away from Bordeaux, is a bay on the Atlantic Ocean. Very famous for the Great Dune of Pilat, Arcachon bay has many other treasures to offer. We have spent many summers there and we will gladly share with you Arcachon’s secrets and (not so) hidden gems! Where to sleep in Arcachon bay? This one will really depends on what you are looking for and… you budget. Arcachon bay is…