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The Millefeuille (The right and official way it’s: Mille-feuille) is one of my favorite pastries. The word Millefeuille means something like “a thousand layers” and of course refers to the layers of puff pastry. The pastry resembles the Dutch tompouce, but is slightly different. Millefeuille …
What’s more satisfying than relaxing by the river when it is hot? I remember the first time I went to a campsite near a river with my parents. We had so much fun all day, every day. Whether it was a small stream or a …
La Roque Saint-Christophe is a kilometer-long gorge in the middle of a rock in Dordogne. It used to serve as homes from the time of the Neanderthals to the 16th century. Nowadays it’s open for visitors. There are some guided tours given that give the …
During cherry season I usually get a lot of cherries from family and acquaintances. Many French people have a cherry tree in their garden and the harvest is enormous. They are just not able to eat all of them by themselves so they like sharing …
Lavender and Provence are linked with each other. Throughout the year people can buy souvenirs like bags of lavender, tea towels with lavender branches and all kinds of beauty products based on lavender. If you take a vacation to Provence during summer, you’ll be able …
Near the picturesque village of Les-Baux-de-Provence lies the Carrières de Lumières, a quarry where bauxite was once used for the construction of the villages in the area. Now it is an interesting site where you can enjoy a beautiful spectacle.   Paintings come to life …
In August 2019 I visited Dordogne for a few days. I stayed there in a wonderful chambre d’hôtes with a nice swimming pool. One of the indispensable activities to do in this region is taking a visit to the medieval city of Sarlat. In this …
In a previous article I already wrote about the beautiful Île de Ré and the activities to do there. In this article I will take you to a number of beautiful places to stay. Below my selection of the finest Chambre d’hôtes on Île de …
The island of Île de Ré is located in the west of France and can be reached via a toll bridge from the city of La Rochelle. It is a beautiful island with its many beaches, dunes and nature. Especially due to the fact that …
For 2020 I will take on a very nice challenge with myself. I want to take a lot of road trips through France! Now that I live in France, traveling through France is not so difficult as you might think. But I have to admit …
Last summer Maxime and I were away for a weekend in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, a village in the Alpilles national park. The village is not far from the city of Avignon and we traveled to this region for a cycling race. Of course we also had to …
After living and working in France for two years, I have to say that I have adjusted quite well. An important part of this is of course the French eating habits. In this article I will let you know which French eating habits I have …
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