France

From famous sites to fabulous foods, France is a remarkable place to journey..

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”
-Ernest Hemingway

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Photo of the Day – Eiffel Tower
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Photo of the Day – Cheers at Sacre Coeur
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Photo of the Day – Sacre Coeur at Night
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Photo of the Day – Shakespeare and Company
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Paris, France – The City of Lights
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Photo of the Day – Beaches of Nice
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Photo of the Day – Mont Saint-Michel

Photo of the Day – Eiffel Tower

Originally erected in 1889 for the World’s Fair, the Eiffel Tower is now one of the world’s most recognized icons of France.  There are 3 main levels – over 600 steps should you decide to walk up to the second level – then (thankfully) you can take the elevator to […]

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Photo of the Day – Cheers at Sacre Coeur

After climbing almost 250 steps to the highest point in the city, we felt we earned a toast with a view! Cheers!

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Photo of the Day – Sacre Coeur at Night

One of the most visible and beautiful landmarks in Paris, Sacre Coeur Basilica towers over the city from it’s perch on Monmartre Hill.  During the day you can climb the 402 stairs to take in all the majesty the building offers – perhaps taking a stop on the lawn on […]

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Photo of the Day – Shakespeare and Company

Be Not Inhospitable To Strangers Lest They Be Angels In Disguise Just across the Seine, in the shadow of of Notre Dame, on 37 rue de la Bucherie sits a booklovers dream – the famous Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. Named in 1964 as a tribute to Sylvia Beach’s famous 1920’s […]

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Paris, France – The City of Lights

You can feel the excitement in the words from our travel journal! We had made it to Paris, the spectacular City of Lights. The first few days had a bumpy start – from getting pickpocketed (TWICE!) to learning our way around Metro systems and trying out awkward French phrases we’d […]

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Photo of the Day – Beaches of Nice

So much blue it hurts the eyes! After a few weeks in rainy, foggy Ireland we found ourselves basking in the warm sunshine and brilliant colors of Nice. The blues? Gorgeous! Lying on the beach, soaking up the sun? Not so nice, as the beach is covered in smooth stones, […]

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Photo of the Day – Mont Saint-Michel

It appears like a mirage on the horizon…miles before you’ve reached your destination. Surreal and awe-inspiring with it’s village and Grand Cathedral sitting high atop an island surrounded by dangerous salt flats that have claimed the lives of many pilgrims over the centuries. Mont Saint-Michel, a fortress to God built […]

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