Parfumeries à Grasse, France

Before leaving Nice on Monday, Maria and I decided to take a day trip to Grasse, aka the Perfume Capital of the World. Since it is a lot easier to reach from Nice than from Toulon, we just decided to add it to our weekend trip. We took bus 500 on the Lignes d’Azur for a mere 1€50 each way and arrived within the hour. Grasse … Continue reading Parfumeries à Grasse, France

Vacation à la Française: 10 Days on the French Riviera

If there is one French stereotype that rings true, I’d say it is that the French are very serious about their vacations. They are so serious, in fact, that there are two words in the French language to describe the two types of holiday makers (vacationers) in France: les juilletistes (“July-ers”, or those who vacation in July), and les aoûtiens (“August-ers”, or those who vacation in August). … Continue reading Vacation à la Française: 10 Days on the French Riviera

France Travel

Île-de-France: Paris Versailles Normandie: Avranche Bayeux Caen (et ses environs) D-Day Beaches (Arromanches, American Cemetery, Pont du Hoc) Etretat Giverny Honfleur Mont Saint Michel Rouen Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur: Aix-en-Provence Arles Avignon Beaulieu-sur-Mer Cannes Gap Gorges du Verdon Grasse Hyères, Six-Fours, Sanary, La Seyne-Sur-Mer Marseille Menton Méounes Nice and Monaco (Carnaval de Nice) Peynier Porquerolles St. Tropez Nord-Pas-de-Calais Arras Calais / Audembert Cambrai Caudry Douai Dunkerque Le Quesnoy Lille (et … Continue reading France Travel