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Where is everyone? Covid and Brexit empty France’s north coast resorts

The resort of Saint-Valery on the Bay of the Somme normally sees thousands of British and Belgian visitors, but this year its restaurants and hotels are half-emptyWith the approach of the summer holidays, the two French seaside towns of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme and Le Crotoy would normally be gearing up for the annual wave of tourists from neighbouring Belgium and, above all, from the UK.The resorts sit opposite each other across the majestic Bay of the Somme, a wetland of shifting sands and tides...
Tags: Travel, UK, France, Paris, Belgium, Brexit, Summer Holidays, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Valery, Le Crotoy


Where is everyone? Covid and Brexit empty the Normandy seaside

The resort of Saint-Valery on the Bay of the Somme normally sees thousands of British and Belgian visitors, but this year its restaurants and hotels are half-emptyWith the approach of the summer holidays, the two French seaside towns of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme and Le Crotoy would normally be gearing up for the annual wave of tourists from neighbouring Belgium and, above all, from the UK.The resorts sit opposite each other across the majestic Bay of the Somme, a wetland of shifting sands and tides...
Tags: Travel, UK, France, Normandy, Paris, Belgium, Brexit, Summer Holidays, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Valery, Normandy holidays, Le Crotoy


Hilton Celebrates Return to Leisure Travel in France with Six New Hotel Openings

As travel restrictions ease in France, Hilton (NYSE:HLT) is continuing its rapid expansion across the country with the launch of its Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Canopy by Hilton brands in Paris, as well as opening new hotels in Tours and Le Havre.
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Hilton, Hilton Celebrates Return to Leisure Travel, France Hilton NYSE


Take Time All the Time

 Our friends Laurie-Annya and Ian Who moved to France three years ago just moved to a new place in Cassis- - amongst the boxes, bags and plies to put away a bouquet stood at their entrance perfectly calm, graceful, and beautiful. I would not have thought nor taken the time to have bought flowers if I were like they were in full moving mode instead my mind would have been in get it done practical mode. And yet their flowers spoke of honoring the moment, taking time to breath and be thankful. To l...
Tags: Travel, France, Cassis, French la Vie, Laurie Annya, Ian Who


The EU plans to lift restrictions for all US travelers, reports say

European tourists outside the Louvre in Paris, France. Francois Mori/AP Photo American travelers could start taking European vacations again soon. EU states agreed Wednesday to allow nonessential travel from the US, European media reported. Reuters reported that the change could take place in the coming days. See more stories on Insider's business page. The European Union plans to drop all bans against American travelers, multiple reports say.EU member states agreed Wednesday to lift C...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, News, France, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Tourism, European Commission, Louvre, Reuters, Alexandra Ma, Travelers, Paris France, Deutsche Welle


Return to the Luberon: La Tour d’Aigues and Mirabeau

After visiting the village of Ansouis, which I posted about yesterday, we went to La Tour d’Aigues. Outdoor cafes and restaurants had just reopened in France the week before, so we had lunch at a sweet outdoor café and enjoyed some fresh salads. Across the street from the café was the ruins of the Chateau La Tour d’Aigues, a Renaissance architectural wonder from the 16th century which was influenced by the triumphal arches of Roman Antiquity. The chateau has been repurposed since 1985 as a co...
Tags: Travel, France, Architecture, Luberon, Mirabeau, Richard Nahem, Ansouis, Jean de Florette


A Delight

They have partially lifted the confinement in France (I wrote this over a month ago) and like most of the rest of the population, I couldn’t wait to get out and have a meal on a terrace, the thing that makes Paris as charming as it is. Some terraces were overwhelmed with people and not keeping the numbers of tables in half but my terrace was perfect. Starting with wine. I asked the waiter if he was happy to be back at work and he said: very, very, very happy. My starter was fried moz...
Tags: Travel, Photos, France, Lunch, Paris, Terrace


MIDEAST STOCKS Rising oil prices, economic recovery lift Gulf stocks | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Rising oil prices, economic recovery lift Gulf stocks | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Monday, as investors eye economic recovery and rising oil prices which gained on an improved outlook for worldwide fuel demand. Brent was up 64 cents, or 0.9%, at $73.34 a barrel by 1246 GMT, its highest since May 2019. "GCC economies tend to heavily depend on oil price movements and should see solid support thanks to rising crude prices. This effect will be ob...
Tags: Travel, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, GCC, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Gulf, Reuters, Reuters Major, United Arab Emirates UAE, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, QSI


A Visit

I made a quick trip down into the South of France to visit a friend. There are always new and interesting places to visit in France. We made a visit to Rennes le Chateau which has some mystical stories about it along with those of the priest who worked there called Father Bérenger Saunière. He is said to have been involved in finding papers about Jesus and his marriage to Mary Magdalene, a la The Da Vinci Code but it has lately been shown that he was basically involved in a bit of fraud, ta...
Tags: Travel, Photos, France, Church, Jesus, Castle, Rennes, Mary Magdalene, Saint Roch, Rennes Le Château


‘The city is buzzing again’: Marseille reduces curfew hours after winter lockdown

In a Mediterranean city where summer is lived outdoors, residents delight in revelling in the streets once moreIn a city as boisterous as Marseille, a summer curfew can be considered something of an affront. Summer is when the Marseillais live outdoors. From May to September, a post-work apéro can easily stretch well into the night. And at the weekend anything goes. As the days became sunnier, France’s second city began to chafe under an early evening curfew that had been in place since October....
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Marseille, Mediterranean, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Marseille Holidays, Marseillais, Cours d'Estienne d'Orves Cours Julien, La Plaine, Old Port of Marseille


#SaudiArabia was almost one third of Arab economy in 2020 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi Arabia was almost one third of Arab economy in 2020 | ZAWYA MENA Edition Saudi Arabia made up 29.3 percent of the $2.39 trillion Arab economy in 2020. The Kingdom’s $700.1 billion in nominal GDP was almost twice the size of the region’s second-largest economy, Egypt’s $361.9 billion, Al Eqtisadiah reported, citing data from the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, the International Monetary Fund and Arab statistical bodies. The UAE was the third largest Arab economy with GDP of $354.3 ...
Tags: Travel, France, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, Egypt, Uae, Al Eqtisadiah, Gulf Cooperation Council, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ZAWYA MENA Edition Saudi Arabia


Return to Etretat 2021

 I want to thank everyone for watching my live Lupin 2 tour yesterday and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account. I'm sorry I couldn't thank all of you individually, but know I really appreciate it. CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account (you don’t have to have a PayPal account), which I would greatly appreciate, as I do these tours free of charge for France.fr  Enjoy! I arrived in Etertat on Tuesday morning, a day ear...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, France, Paypal, Monet, Lupin, Richard Nahem, Etertat


Return to the Luberon: Bonnieux and Lacoste

Last summer I wrote about my trip to the Luberon area in Provence, where I was invited to a friend’s house to stay for a week. Our friends were generous enough to invite us again this year at the end of May instead of the end of July, which worked out great. We enjoyed beautiful weather, with sunny, warm, and clear days, with temperatures in the mid to high 70sF, and the evenings and early mornings were crisp and little cool.   The highlight of the trip last year and again this year was v...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Provence, Jasmin, Luberon, Marquis de Sade, Lacoste, Richard Nahem, Bonnieux, Etretat Normandy, Lauris Lourmarin, Bonnieux Lacoste Ansouis Gourdes Mirabeau, Lourmarin Valley, Louis Alphonse Donatien, Marquis de Sade Right


French-ness

  Sadly, the end of summer draws near, the warm weather is saying goodbye to Provence, it is the time of year where I grab a sweater in the morning and then again in the evening. Our maison du village (house in the village) has stone walls that are over three feet thick. Our maison's wall butts up against the neighbor's maison's wall creating a six-foot-thick stone wall. Insulation at its finest: Cool interior in the summer, holds heat in during the winter. Our home is a mere four hundred yea...
Tags: Travel, California, France, Chelsea, living in France, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Francis, Levi Strauss, Florence, Provence, Mona Lisa, Mary, Corey, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


Week 23: Georges Carpentier, champion boxer and maker of pots and pans

100 years ago this week: Week 23In June 1921, French World Champion boxer Georges Carpentier was preparing for the biggest fight of his life - a world title combat in the USA against local favourite Jack Dempsey. The forthcoming confrontation had given Carpentier immense star power in France, with his life story being serialised in the press, as well as some rather unexpected commercial [Author: Adam]
Tags: Travel, Usa, France, Adam, Jack Dempsey, Carpentier, Georges Carpentier


Damyel Chocolate

As many of you know, I was a chocolatier in New York City in the mid-1980s. I had my own shop called Rich-Treats, on West 55th St. between Fifth Ave. and Ave. of the Americas in Manhattan, and sold my own recipe, chocolate truffles.  After developing, tasting, and selling chocolates for a seven-year period, I developed a refined palate which I still use to taste and discern chocolate today. At the end of April, I received a press release introducing a new line of vegetal/plant-based cho...
Tags: Travel, France, New York City, Americas, Paris, Manhattan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Guatemala, Marais, Richard Nahem, Pastry & Chocolate, Rosiers, Etretat Normandy, Damyel, Damyel David Uzan


Rose's Love Letter

    In a box at the flea market, Dusty and forgotten, Memories slept closely to one another while  silently dreaming of another place and time.       Once cherished. Placed carefully. Peeked at when the heart ached, or feelings surged. Those secrets, those cherished bits of papers, the letters from someone she held close. Memories pinned on love.           Years ago, when I was around nineteen years old, I had the opportunity to care for an elderly woman who was housebound. A beautiful w...
Tags: Travel, France, Rose, Yann, Queen Rose, Memories from Back Home, French la Vie


School trips to UK from EU could halve as Brexit hits cultural exchanges

Exclusive: loss of young Europeans on pupil visits will cause major cultural damage to UK, warn tour organisersFrench and German educational trip organisers bringing as many as 750,000 school pupils to the UK every year have warned that tougher post-Brexit entry requirements are likely to cut the number of young Europeans visiting Britain by half.“We’ve already seen a big fall-off in interest,” said Edward Hisbergues, the sales manager of a leading French operator, PG Trips. “My business was 90%...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Politics, UK, Education, Children, France, Germany, Eu, European Union, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Teaching, Britain, Ireland


Video Giveaway: Eugène and Berenice - Pioneers of Urban Photography

My friend Michael House is a terrific filmmaker and musician. He made an excellent video of my Eye Prefer Paris Tour in 2013 and I still use it today to promote my tours. Michael even created a fun soundtrack for the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdlYXR98aCo&t=32 Michael has also made a series of documentaries on subjects such as the French filmmaker Jacques Tati, the British author Somerset Maugham, and Shakespeare with actor Simon Callow.   One of his best films is Eugène ...
Tags: Travel, Film, France, New York City, Paris, Shakespeare, Michael, Abbott, Simon Callow, Eugene, Berenice Abbott, Somerset Maugham, Richard Nahem, Jacques Tati, Atget, Etretat Normandy


Eye Need to Do’s- June, 2021: Gabrielle Chanel, Paul Signac, Chagall, Modigliani & Soutine, and Gaudi

After an absence of over 15 months because of the lockdown and Covid, I am happy and relieved to publish the Eye Need to Do’s, which features the latest cultural events in Paris every month.   Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto This exhibition traces the prodigious career of Coco Chanel, from her first boutique in Deauville to her astounding effect on fashion over the next 60 years. I saw this exhibition last summer and I highly recommend it. CLICK HERE to read my blog post. Unti...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Gaudi, Coco Chanel, Musée Jacquemart André, Deauville, Haussmann, Gabrielle Chanel, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Frenchlation, Ossip Zadkine, Paris School, Pierre 1er de Serbie, Soutine


Door(s) of the Month May 2021: Luberon in Provence

Last week I made another trip to the Luberon to stay in my friend’s house in Puyvert, a tiny town just next to Lourmarin. We did a few side trips to the various villages in the area including Ansouis, Mirabeau, Bonnieux, and La Motte dAigues, and I captured some great doors. Which do you like best?   Here’s an invitation to watch a very special tour. I am doing my first live tour for France.fr outside of Paris and traveling to Etretat, Normandy to film part two The Footsteps of Lup...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Provence, Luberon, Richard Nahem, Door of the Month, Lourmarin, La Motte, Puyvert, Etretat Normandy, Ansouis Mirabeau Bonnieux


May in Bourdeilles

 May in the streets and hills of Bourdeilles For all of you that really should be here with us!!           [Author: [email protected] (A Small Village in France)]
Tags: Travel, France, Bourdeilles, May in Bourdeilles 21


SAVE THE DATE-JUNE 9: In The Footsteps of Lupin Live Tour In Etretat, Normandy

Here’s an invitation to watch a very special tour. I am doing my first live tour for France.fr outside of Paris and traveling to Etretat, Normandy to film part two The Footsteps of Lupin.   The date is Wednesday, June 9 @10am EST (east coast time), 9am Midwest time, 7am, West coast time, and 4pm Paris time.   CLICK HERE   to reserve your place.   Below is the description: Welcome to Our Sequel of In the Footsteps of Arsene Lupin, Part II In the first part of the series, As...
Tags: Travel, France, Events, Normandy, Paris, Richard Nahem, Maurice Leblanc, Arsene Lupin, Etretat Normandy, Eugène Boudin Gustave Courbet Claude Monet, Le Clos Lupin, Museum Le Clos Lupine Maison Maurice Leblanc


Boats On The Seine

Two weeks ago, I posted a photo series of reflections on the Seine, and I received many compliments from you. (CLICK HERE to view them).   I am still taking my brisk, power walks along the Seine and I recently shot a series of mostly barges and utility boats. As I was watching them, I pondered where are they going, where are the captain and the crew from, what are they transporting and why, and a host of other curiosities.   Do you like the black and white photos?    I want to th...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Paypal, Gardens, Parks, Seine, Richard Nahem, Rue de Martyrs Food


Oil Rises Above $64 as Investors Track Virus Fight, Iran Talks - Bloomberg

Oil Rises Above $64 as Investors Track Virus Fight, Iran Talks - Bloomberg PRICES: WTI for July delivery was 0.8% higher at $64.10 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 7:26 a.m. in London.Despite surging on Friday, prices dropped 2.7% last week.Brent for July settlement added 0.8% to $66.96 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange. Oil advanced above $64 a barrel as more signs the U.S. economy is rapidly bouncing back from the pandemic outweighed concern a revival of the I...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, France, Italy, New York Mercantile Exchange, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Children’s Drawings of Notre Dame

 I want to thank everyone for watching my live Rue de Martyrs Food tour last week and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account. I'm sorry I couldn't thank all of you individually, but know I really appreciate it. CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account (you don’t have to have a PayPal account), which I would greatly appreciate, as I do these tours free of charge for France.fr  Enjoy!   I was in front of Notre Dame last w...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Germany, Paypal, Paris, Poland, Notre Dame, Gardens, Parks, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Michel Aupetit, Rue de Martyrs Food


Radis multicolores

Yesterday's market run was successful. I found everything I went for. As usual this time of year, I got une botte d'asperges (a bundle of asparagus that weighs one kilo), deux barquettes de fraises (two containers of strawberries), and une botte de radis multicolores (a bunch of multi-colored radishes). Brightly colored locally-grown radishes. These are larger than the more common red radishes. We haven't tasted them yet. I also got twelve nems (Vietnamese fried spring rolls), four each of por...
Tags: Travel, France, Ken, WCS, Food And Cooking, Radis


Intense

The pivoine (peony) is flowering now. There are more open flowers today than since I took this picture on Monday. The red color is really intense and I have a hard time making the photo look like what I actually see, but it's close. Peonies in the back yard. Today is market day in Saint-Aignan. I'm going for asparagus, strawberries, radishes, and some nems (what the French call Vietnamese fried spring rolls). There's an Asian vendor at the market selling nems, fried rice, and other Asian food....
Tags: Travel, France, WCS, Garden Flowers Plants


When Can We Travel to Europe Again?

When Can We Travel to Europe Again? We are often asked, “when can we travel to Europe again?” Well, thankfully, we are very pleased to inform you that the answer is: THIS SUMMER! Travel to European Union Member Countries The European Union consists of 27 different European countries. On Wednesday, the member countries agreed to re-open their borders to fully vaccinated travelers from countries that are deemed safe. While the plan has yet to be signed into law, you can learn more about these d...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Greece, Cdc, France, Eu, European Union, United States, Italy, Antarctica, Travel News, Uniworld, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, COVID, Favorite Ocean Cruise Brands


Paris Cafes Reopen

I decided to gift you a bonus post this week in celebration of Paris reopening from the COVID pandemic on May 19.   I was overjoyed strolling through the Marais yesterday and seeing all the outdoor cafes open and thriving. The sun was peeking through while Parisians were eating, drinking, smoking, laughing, smiling, and people watching. It’s human nature that we take things for granted while we have them and don’t realize how precious they are to our everyday existence when we don’t have ...
Tags: Travel, France, Paypal, Paris, Colette, Marais, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Restaurants/Food/Drink, Les Nemours, Rue de Martyrs Food



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