If you loved the book All the Light We Cannot See by Anthoy Doerr and you are thinking of visiting the lovely city of Saint-Malo where a lot of the book takes place, this episode is exactly up your alley.
In this episode, Sophie Moran, an Australian native who recently moved to France for work, shares how she spent a week-end exploring the Saint-Malo area, especially as it relates to the book.
Warning, the episode spills the beans about what happens in the book. If you don’t want to hear the spoilers, skip between 4’50” and 17′.
Paris is the city of romance, the place where budding romance blossoms, and where older couples go to renew their vows. I am not sure if this is as a result of the gorgeous architecture, the sounds of the French language, the emphasis that French culture puts on the importance of romance in one’s life, the fact is, Paris is the romance capital of the world.
On today’s episode, Annie shares her tips for enjoying Romantic Paris, and Gary Turco tells us about his recent honeymoon in Paris and the things he and his wife Leslie enjoyed about their honeymoon in Paris.
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A lot of people wonder, should I even take my kids to Paris? Will they get anything out of it? Alex Dionne and her husband decided to bring the kids and they were pleasantly surprised how child-friendly Paris is. Alex shares that when the kids are old enough and like to experience new things, you can make wonderful memories in Paris as a family, including some places that are totally off the beaten track. Thanks for the great photos Alex and family!
Places Mentioned in this Episode: Behind the scenes tour at the Eiffel Tower, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Musée des Arts Forains, Musée du Quai Branly, Parc de Bercy, Museum of Hunting and Natures, Paul Klee Exhibit, Place des Vosges, Promenade Plantée, Rosier-Joseph Migneret Garden, Sunday Bird Market behind Notre Dame, the Louvre
Chamonix, Annecy, and the Alps Trip Report with Katie and Nathan
In the second installment of my conversation with Katie and Nathan, they tell us about their visit to Chamonix, Annecy, Alps and also their excursions to the Aiguille du Midi and the Mer de Glace. Katie and Nathan are from Durham, North Carolina. She’s 26 and a teacher and he’s 29 and a mechanical engineer. They visited France in June 2016.
This is the 2nd part of a 3-part series with Katie and Nathan:
Ep. 120 was on Colmar and Alsace.
Epi. 121 this week is on Chamonix, Annecy, and the Alps.
Ep. 122 next week is going to be on Verdon Gorge, Provence, and Carcassonne.
Colmar and Alsace Trip Report with Katie and Nathan
On today’s episode we follow Katie and Nathan on their visit to their visit to Colmar and Alsace with excursions to Riquevihr, Hunawihr, and the Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. Katie and Nathan are from Durham, North Carolina. She’s 26 and a teacher and he’s 29 and a mechanical engineer. They visited France in June 2016.
This is the first part of a 3-part series of episodes with Katie and Nathan:
Ep. 120 is on Colmar and Alsace.
Ep. 121 next week is going to be on Chamonix, Annecy, and the Alps.
Ep. 122 the week after that is going to be on Verdon Gorge, Provence, and Carcassonne.
The Canal Saint-Martin in Paris is a favorite of bloggers and gets high praise for atmosphere, scenic views, and as a place where “you just have to go”! But there are rumors and news reports that maybe all is not well in paradise. So Annie had to go see for herself and, on this episode, she also go to talk to her friend Brenda from California who took a Canal Saint-Martin Cruise in July 2015, which gave her a different perspective on the area. We discuss what we saw and whether or not we were enchanted as promised.