Tagged with France

Quatre filles à Paris!

Quatre filles à Paris!

Soit it was the weather (glorious), soit it was the company (unbeatable) but this trip was my BEST EVER to Paris. During my travels I’ve visited Paris quite frequently. I know, lucky me! In the freezing winter with family, in the summer for work, with friends, for New Year’s Eve and in transit. This trip with three of … Continue reading

Duck&PastryFest2016: anniversaire in Bordeaux

Duck&PastryFest2016: anniversaire in Bordeaux

A birthday wouldn’t be a birthday without  a good amount of pastry and wine. At least my birthday wouldn’t be! Faced with the final year of my 20s, I decided all I really wanted to do was revisit beautiful South West France and relive a bit of my time spent in the region surrounding Bordeaux…over three … Continue reading

Last days of colour in Strasbourg

Last days of colour in Strasbourg

Photos from a weekend trip to Strasbourg in France would usually be peppered with snowy streets and mulled wine. The ‘capitale de Noël’ is generally saved by visitors for the wintery months in favour of French lavender fields and Riviera destinations through summer. I myself have been lucky enough to do that twice so far in this lifetime and while … Continue reading

We went to Reims, in the north of France

We went to Reims, in the north of France

If you pronounce it correctly, that title should rhyme – strangely enough! My brother and I chose to take a day trip from Paris to explore somewhere new in France; given Reims is the capital of the Champagne region and home to one of the most important cathedrals in Europe (and only 45mins by train) … Continue reading

Only in Lyon

Only in Lyon

Only in Lyon would I: task myself with eating entrails when there were perfectly good duck options on the menu; find a new passion for pink; sneak beer into a youth hostel to calm my nerves. After a few working days in Paris and a medieval adventure in Pérouges, I set out to explore France’s … Continue reading

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

Au travail

Au travail

Last week was finally “I’m off to Paris for a business trip!” week. When months ago I was told that a colleague and I were to travel to meet her French clients I was so excited I couldn’t even pretend to affect the cool, “ah I see, ok I think I can make that” attitude that I assume … Continue reading

The problem with France…

The problem with France…

Something has made me super angry. While I usually focus on gushing about fantastic destinations and get around wearing my vie en Rosie coloured glasses, there is one thing that has really started to affect me, the way I travel and the way I perceive all those lovely places. Everyone knows how much I love France: from the food … Continue reading

Les Fêtes de Bayonne: Basque and Berets

Les Fêtes de Bayonne: Basque and Berets

Ready for the biggest party in France? The five day Fêtes de Bayonne is the country’s biggest festival and Naomi agreed to come with me and test out the crazy final two days. The Basque region, straddling south-west France and north-west Spain, has been on my list for an eternity. I am drawn by its enigmatic language (Basque, … 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