Tagged with beaux villages

A sunny day in médiévale France

A sunny day in médiévale France

The first thing I did when I arrived in Lyon was…leave! It wasn’t anything Lyon said, I just knew that there was something else I had to see first. And so on a gloriously hot, sunny Saturday I jumped on a train to the little medieval town of Pérouges. Pérouges is one of the Beaux Villages and, … Continue reading

Noël en Alsace

Noël en Alsace

Things rarely go to plan when travelling at Christmas time, do they? Particularly in a country that takes its jours fériés very seriously and when a dependency on fluffy, white snow is vital to the holiday activities. The choice to go to the Alsace region in France, which runs along the German border, seemed to me … Continue reading

A year of “THIS” moments

A year of “THIS” moments

A year since my first post. And what an incredible year. Many times I have been walking in the snow, in the sunshine, by the river, up the steps to a castle, on a beach (or next to a cat!) and remember thinking to myself, “THIS Rosie, remember THIS moment forever!” Luckily I have carried my … Continue reading

Languedoc; for the love of France.

Languedoc; for the love of France.

My trip to the Languedoc region last week reminded me of all the reasons why I love France and that I really was lucky enough to live la vie francaise in Périgueux, which seems like a lifetime ago now. Although a long, wet winter in the Dordogne definitely didn’t compare to the beaming, Occitanie sunshine … Continue reading

Duck, duck, goose

Duck, duck, goose

With time in France rapidly approaching the finish line, life has become much less about preparing lessons and much more about desperately trying to see all the sights that Périgord (the region of which Périgueux is the capital) has to offer. Quick geography lesson for context: Périgord (aka Dordogne) is divided into four smaller regions: … Continue reading

Another day, another chateau!

Another day, another chateau!

Castles seen:     Gastronomic contentedness:  My life right now can be summed up by the title of this post. This NEVER gets old for me. With the arrival of spring sunshine (if not spring temperatures, why so cold?!), I’ve been out exploring this beautiful country’s top tourist spots. The Dordogne Joshua and I went for a … Continue reading