‘Tis the Season to Shop in France

French textiles

Shopping for gifts in France is a pure delight any time of year, but that’s especially true during the Christmas season!  Not surprisingly, the French expression for window shopping is “leche-vitrine” – window licking, a nod to enticing displays of food, fashion and must-have treasures. Every French city and village seems to tap from a […]

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A Relaxing Provençal Weekend

  A weekend visit to one of the most beautiful villages of France offers a breath of fresh air that restores your spirit, sanity and appreciation for the pastoral beauty of the countryside.  Venasque, a small village of about 1,000 residents, perches on sheer rock outcroppings with a panoramic view towards Mount Ventoux. Just 31 […]

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Gordes – Plus Beaux Village

  We drive east from Avignon and approach Gordes along a picturesque road that threads through light stone walls to arrive at the village parking area.  What a pleasure it is to walk through Gordes, where tiny shops and restaurants share cobbled lanes with the ancient chapel and cliffside homes. One of the abundant hilltop villages […]

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