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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…

Alps France Weekend Getaways

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)…

Italy Weekend Getaways

Italy – Our 5 favourite cities

May 27, 2020

Italy is one of our favourite country. We were lucky enough to visit it several times, but only once together, and it was to go to Naples, almost two years ago now. We cannot stop exploring Italy, so many treasures to see in this beautiful country, but we have decided to show you our five favorite cities (and, what a surprise, most famous ones) with every time one masterpiece and one book, movie or show to travel there in another…

Aquitaine France Weekend Getaways

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…

Netherlands Weekend Getaways

Week-end getaway: Amsterdam

May 4, 2020
Amsterdam - The city of bikes

Together, we already went twice for a week-end in Amsterdam. It is a vibrant city and we loved our visit every time. And no, it’s not only about party and weed, but architecture, gastronomy and art (okay, and bicycles). One of our favourite city in Europe so far, more intimate than London or Paris but still with a strong cultural richness. You will love it rain or shine (but make sure to always bring a jumper), may you stay away…

France Languedoc Weekend Getaways

Week-end getaway: Carcassonne in South of France

April 22, 2020
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 of course, but we would advice to sleep at the Hotel du…

France Normandy Weekend Getaways

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

April 16, 2020
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 nicknamed the « XXIe arrondissement » of Paris. It is two very different vibes…

France Lyon Weekend Getaways

Prepare your visit for a Week-End in Lyon

April 10, 2020
View over Fourvière from La Croix Rousse in Lyon

With Alexandra, we consider Lyon as our second home as we bought our first flat there! We turned it into an Airbnb and enjoy visiting Lyon every few months. This article compile our best advice to spend the perfect week-end in Lyon! Lyon is the third biggest French city after Paris and Marseille and offers a very different vibe than the capital. It is quieter, less international and somehow, we find it more “traditional and french”. Lyon has an exceptional…

Brittany Drone France Weekend Getaways

Brittany from above

March 20, 2020
Brittany from above - drone video july 2019

Our visit to Brittany in July 2019 In summer 2019, an intense heatwave hit France in July. After a few days working in exhausting heat, we decided to escape Paris. We rented a tiny Fiat 500 with Europcar and drove out to the fresh and close Brittany. With us, we brought our DJI Mavic Pro2 drone to shot video during our one week workation. We rented a flat in Brest, Brittany largest city on Airbnb. The apartment was very conveniently…