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Guest Post: Gina Baynham

    I first came upon Corey‘s blog in 2007 accidentally as I sat in my kitchen in Australia helping my 7-year-old daughter to research a school project. The link Google brought me to was a story about gold bead necklaces  traditionally gifted to young girls in Marseille to mark special occasions as they grew up. I was captivated. For a brief moment I was unaware of my messy kitchen, the pile of laundry waiting to be done,  and young kids running around asking me to do things for them. I came b...
Tags: Travel, Google, Australia, France, Ireland, Marseille, Facetime, Dad, Le Havre, Corey, Gina, Corey Amaro, French la Vie, Gina Baynham

Your Favorite Paris Story-Part 2

A number of you submitted their Favorite Paris Story after the deadline, so I decided to run Your Favorite Paris Story Part 2. Thanks again for submitting your stories.  From Beverley Jackson (Photo Above) - My First Trip to Paris  My first trip to Paris was with my parents in 1954. We traveled with huge trunks from Los Angeles to New York by train then the new ship S S United States. No quick flights then.  I loved it all. Especially the old taxis drivers with Cigarettes dangling from ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, London, Greece, France, Los Angeles, United States, Paris, Algeria, Nancy, Embassy, Churchill, Le Havre, Place De La République, Roland

Book Giveaway: The Seine by Elaine Sciolino

I am happy to announce the publication of the latest book by Elaine Sciolino, The Seine: The River that Made Paris and thrilled to give away a copy courtesy of the publisher.   Sciolino spent over three years of intense research tracking the 483 mile length of the Seine from its remote plateau starting at its source in Burgundy all the way through to the sea at Le Havre and Honfleur. Along her journey she meets and interviews a rich and diverse cross section of people including a bargewo...
Tags: Travel, Books, Paris, Seine, Le Havre, Jessica, Elaine Sciolino, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Contests, La Vaissellerie, Marais Click, Sciolino, Honfleur Along, Carol Gillott

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Things to Do in Normandy, France

We share all the best things to do in Normandy, France, including the best museums and Normandy beaches, what Normandy foods you have to try, where to stay in Normandy, and much more. When many of us think of Normandy, France, the first thought that comes to mind is of the D-Day landing and the unthinkable horrors of WWII. While military tourism remains a big draw to the Normandy Beaches, there is so much more to discover in this beautiful region of Northern France. From quaint villages with t...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Garden, Facebook, England, London, France, US, Unesco, Normandy, Orne, Paris, Belgium, Airbus, Richard

The best walks in northern France: readers’ travel tips

Canals, wetlands and amazing coastline in Normandy and Picardy offer great hiking – plus excellent fish cafes and crêperies for refuelling in afterwardsThe GR21 running 186km from Le Havre to Le Tréport takes in Normandy’s classic coastline, green countryside, architecture and second world war sites. I recommend taking the boat to Le Havre and doing the first few days up to the beautiful port town of Fécamp. You will see the best of the stunning white cliffs, vistas painted by Monet at Étretat a...
Tags: Travel, France, Normandy, Weekend Breaks, Short breaks, Walking Holidays, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Monet, Le Havre, Etretat, Picardy, Normandy holidays, Le Tréport

Le Havre, a short break built on concrete chic

Le Havre is celebrating its 500th anniversary, but its architectural gems are modern masterpieces built from the ashes of war – and now a world heritage siteFew cities make you want to stroke their walls, but in Le Havre it’s hard to resist caressing the concrete. All but obliterated by allied bombing in the second world war, France’s second-largest port city was entirely rebuilt according to the meticulous vision of Auguste Perret, supreme master of liquid stone and tutor of Le Corbusier. Conti...
Tags: Travel, France, Architecture, Art and design, City Breaks, Cultural Trips, Weekend Breaks, Short breaks, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Le Havre, Auguste Perret, Normandy holidays, Le Corbusier Continue

Places To Visit In Normandy En-Route From Paris

Slowly but surely, ‘low-cost’ flights are losing their appeal for those heading to France for two good reasons. The first being that low-cost flights often turn out to be anything but low-cost once all the extras have been added onto the bill, especially with baggage allowances. Along with this, there’s the obvious appeal of heading over to France by car, in order to open up the entire region for adventure and exploration. One of the most convenient ways to travel around Northern France is to t...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, France, Normandy, Paris, Portsmouth, Rouen, Monet, Le Havre, Giverny, Northern France, Vernon, Richard the Lionheart, Honfleur, Le Havre Brittany Ferries

February 2017 Eye Need to Do’s: Vermeer, Pissarro, Tree of Codes and Francois Morellet

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting Johannes Vermeer and his artist peers created the golden age of the Dutch Masters School of painting in the 17th century. Their great masterpieces are celebrated at the Louvre and include Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Caspar Netscher, and Frans van Mieris, who painted depictions of every day life of the time. February 22 to May 22 Musee du Louvre Metro: Palais Royal-Musee du Louvre https://www.ticketl...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Usps, Paris, Johannes Vermeer, Fuji, Louvre, Le Havre, Wayne McGregor, Vermeer, Germain, Pissarro, Camille Pissarro, Liz Alderman, Richard Nahem

Lunch with Lynn

I am sad to tell you that Lynn Jeffress of Lunch with Lynn passed away on December 16, 2016 after a battle with cancer. I vividly remember our last lunch together in July, 2016. It was quite hot for Paris, about 90 degrees and we dined on escargot at L’Escargot, indoors in the wilting heat. Lynn loved the heat and the hotter it was outside, the better she felt. A few years ago she spent a month in Taipei in the sweltering humidity and loved every minute it. I remember the first time s...
Tags: Travel, France, Oregon, Paris, People Magazine, Taipei, Le Havre, Lynn, Ken Kesey, Richard Nahem, Lunch with Lynn/Under 20 Eats, Trouville

A weekend guide to Le Havre: delicious food and culture in Normandy

Most people in Britain think of Le Havre as a place to get off the ferry and drive straight on to their holiday in France. For the French however, it’s a sailor’s heaven, a seaside resort for families and a gateway to the Alabaster Coast, with the translucent light so loved by the Impressionist painters. On my weekend in Le Havre I discovered there’s a lot more to this UNESCO World Heritage site than meets the eye and with daily ferries from Portsmouth on Brittany Ferries, it’s ideal for a weeke...
Tags: Google, Food, Art, Europe, New York, Featured, France, Nature, Leisure, Architecture, Unesco, Atlantic, Britain, Art and design, Museums, Normandy

A year in review – where Heather travelled in 2015

We’re in that lull between the feasting and celebration of Christmas and the fresh starts and new plans of New Year. It’s the quiet time when we can reflect and review the year that’s gone, the time to reminisce and consider what the year brought us: the adventures and challenges, the excitement of visiting new places, the holiday times we enjoyed with loved ones. Here’s a look back to the travels I enjoyed in 2015. January – A cottage stay and fossil hunting in Devon and Dorset The ammoni...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, Featured, Greece, France, Germany, India, Spain, World, Leisure, Cruise, Austria, Art and design, Museums

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