August 17, 2017 @ 11:30 am

Leo & Sandra Sheridan … and Notre Dame!

Indulge your passion for France – for the abundant beauty, history, culture, charming people and vibrant spirit.  And did we mention the cuisine and wine?  Get to know the people and places of France — the talent of artisans, hospitality of cities and villages and the gentle, balanced lifestyle.  Coming soon – our unique, French-themed original art and gifts.          We’d love to hear from you!


The Canal du Midi, France

September 1, 2017 @ 5:45 pm
Canal du Midi near Toulouse

Scenic waterways of Canal du Midi

Scenic and serene, the Canal du Midi draws me with a magnetic-like force. Yes, this 360-km (225-mile) network of waterways is the epitome of remarkable engineering, as the series of channels and streams essentially join the Atlantic with the Mediterranean in southern France. Yes, it has well-earned UNESCO recognition. Yes, the Canal du Midi offers us an unparalleled blend of technology and artistic landscapes. Read more…

Relaxing Mystique of the Pyrenees

August 28, 2017 @ 12:14 pm

Appealing B & B in the Pyrenees

As you explore the vast Southwest region of France, you might want a couple of days to just relax, absorb your surroundings and wander about the countryside. A friend recently discovered an ideal B & B that ‘fits the bill’ in every way – La Ancienne Cave. Located in a tiny farming village – Serres, your retreat overlooks vineyards at the foot of Pech Cardou on the northern edge of the Pyrenees and is only 40 minutes from Carcassone.

Reminiscent of traditional French ‘gîtes’, La Ancienne offers guests three appealing first-floor, en suite rooms; while the owners live on the Read more…

Saint-Antonin Noble Val – Visitez!

August 3, 2017 @ 2:29 pm

Saint Antonin Noble Val – stunning landscape!

I recently discovered a must-visit medieval village for our next adventure in France. Just an hour north of Toulouse, Saint-Antonin Noble Val enjoys a spectacular setting and abundant activities at the confluence of the Aveyron and Bonnette rivers in Southwest France.

And I’ve found an ideal chambre d’hôte from which to explore – Read more…