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How to shop like a parisienne

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…

Explore the Cévennes National Park – Escape in the wild

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…

Our favourite things to do in the Basque Country – France

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…

A week-end hike in the Pilat Regional Natural Park

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…

Week-end break – Fontainebleau and the majestuous Fontainebleau Forest

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.…

A week-end in Annecy

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…

Fun, strange and interesting facts about France

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…

Week-end in the Bay of Arcachon

“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…

Week-end getaway: Carcassonne in South of France

Carcassonne Medieval City and its vineyards

One year ago, between few days in Arcachon and few more days in the Drôme (South of France), we decided to stop on the way to visit Carcassonne. What a genius idea it was! We had a splendid week-end there. We hope you will get the chance to see this beautiful and unique medieval city too. Where to sleep in Carcassonne ? It really depends on your budget…

A week-end in Trouville-Deauville, Normandy, France

Wave in Deauville beach (drone photo)

Alexandra has spent part of every summers of her entire life in Trouville-Deauville. Unsurprisingly, it is one of her favorite place in the World, and in our opinion an amazing place to spend a week-end away from Paris. Trouville is more an old fishing village but is getting more and more trendy every year. On the other hand, Deauville is fancy, full of luxury shops and cars, and…