Category Archives: France
Final thoughts on France (2019)
It is that time again… The hot chocolate in France is seriously delicious. I almost never drink hot chocolate. Then, I land in France, and it is hot chocolate nearly every single day. (Robert reports that the espresso is miserable).
A day trip to Versailles
We didn’t do much in Paris due to the transit strike and the nasty weather, but before the strike got going we made our way to Versailles for a day. Here is what we learned (a bit tongue in cheek).
Falling in love with Bordeaux
We should have known we would fall in love with Bordeaux. Something like half of the city is a UNESCO world heritage site, and you know how we love those. And, as it turned out, we absolutely adored Bordeaux. Even … Continue reading
A glimpse of Marseilles
OK, I’m going to be brutally honest here. We so did not fall in love with Marseilles (spelled with an s at the end in English and without the s in French). Don’t get me wrong. Parts of Marseilles are … Continue reading
The Abode of Chaos
So, as we were researching things to do in Lyon, we came across something called the Abode of Chaos. With a name like that, you know we were immediately all in. After visiting, I still can’t really tell you what … Continue reading
A brief glimpse of Lyon
Lyon sits where two rivers — the Rhone and the Soane — meet. Apparently, there have been settlements here since B.C. days (to be precise, since 43 B.C. according to wiki). These days, it is the third largest city in … Continue reading