Les Prés d’Eugénie – Aquitaine France

My mind strays today to the countryside of France.  As much as I love Paris and Lyon, the lush rivers, forests and rolling French landscapes offer entirely restful and appealing travel. From the French word égal (equal), egalitarian applies to me and my way of travel.  I write about and have enjoyed two- and five-star lodging and all points […]

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Le Pâques – Easter in France

The Lenten season is a delightful time to be in France, beginning with the grande Nice carnavale and ending with Easter Sunday … and Monday celebrations.  A blend of Spring awakening, religious and cultural traditions leave you twirling about in a sensuous overload! Tulips explode from the soil like elegant dancers in the bold jewel-toned […]

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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie ‘Escape’


When we were in the flea markets of Paris, we would come upon stalls of ancient furniture – tables of thick, dark slabs of wood that immediately inspired visions of wayside travelers, tankards in hand. No doubt, Quentin Tarentino could have produced a lively, tavernesque scene among those furnishings. Such imaginative scenes come to mind […]

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