Provence and French Riviera: A 10 day Itinerary to see the Sunkissed Southern France

So you have been to Paris a few times but can you really check France off your list if you haven’t visited Southern France?  Called Région Sud or PACA, Southern France includes Provence, French Alps and Côte d’Azur. You most definitely heard of the lavenders of Provence and the glitz and glamour of Read More …

One perfect day in Saint Tropez: A Provencal escape!

Saint Tropez, the Côte d’Azur seaside town, is a Romantic Port of call which became a spectacular resort destination after World War II.  Drawn for its unbeatable setting and glamorous vibe, St Tropez saw an influx of artists of the French New Wave then the European and American jet setters came along. The legendary actress Read More …

Visiting Van Gogh Asylum in Saint Remy de Provence

We have been to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam where his famous Sunflower painting resides and also seen his works in Musee d’Orsay, Paris, but to visit the Van Gogh Asylum in Saint Remy de Provence where he was admitted for treatment but yet painted more than 100 of his masterpieces is Read More …

Paul Cezanne and Sainte-Victoire: The man and his mountain

Aix-en-Provence is a quaint town that is full of French countryside charm, colorful Provencal markets, Plane tree line streets where every fountain holds a secret, each mansion house has a story to tell. Paul Cezanne’s colors are all around you, you’ll actually feel like you’re meeting the painter amongst the places and Read More …

An afternoon of goofing around & 3 things we should have done in Gordes, Provence

On a trip to Southern France, we drove to the village of Gordes in Provence and spent the afternoon shopping and goofing around in the quaint French village. Situated on the southern edge of the Plateau de Vaucluse, the town consists of a 12th century castle and beige stone houses. Read More …

Hotel Splendid Etoile: At the heart of Champs-Elysees with a Twinkling view

The allure of Paris is undeniable, we use Charles de Gaulle as our routing airport into Europe at every opportunity we get and spend a few days before or after a trip.  The city of light is hard to beat for Romance, History, and Culture, wish we had the luxury Read More …