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Montmorillon Has it All: Books, Macarons, Photographic Vistas

I first discovered Montmorillon when searching for book events in France. Montmorillon carries the moniker the “city of books and writing” . For an avid reader, that was all the enticement I needed.  Another the name for Montmorillon is the “Town of Art and History”. It is definitely all of ...

pont bir-hakeim

Pont Bir-Hakeim is one of Paris’ Newer Bridges and Lovely to Behold

Pont Bir-Hakeim is definitely not one of Paris’ older bridges but if you want an elevated view of the Eiffel Tower, then your trajectory will take you right across it!. I boarded the Metro Line 6 at Montparnasse traveling in the direction of the Passy Metro stop. I was so taken with the views that I totally forgot to put ...

bourgueil abbey

Bourgueil Abbey of Saint-Pierre Includes a Remarkable Collection of Artifacts

The Bourgueil Abbey, officially known as Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Bourgueil-en-Vallée, was founded in 990. The Comtesse de Poitiers (Countess of Poitiers) Emma of Blois founded it as a Benedictine Abbey. A bit of her history can be found in this article . We visited Bourgueil for the first time in 2014 but the Abbey was ...

béhuard

Béhuard -an island village that is a delight to explore on foot or by bicycle

Béhuard is a treasure hidden in plain view! This little village is home to La Chapelle Notre-Dame sur la Loire, a pilgrimage site. Not only that, but it is also a UNESCO world heritage site and is listed as one of France’s Ville Fleurie. This later designation means beautiful architecture, flowers and landscaping are a ...

Château de Vincennes – You Don’t Have to Leave Paris to Visit a Château !

Château de Vincennes is easily accessed via the Paris metro – just take the metro line 1 to the end of the line and you will arrive at the Château. After exploring the Château, Bois de Vincennes awaits exploration either on foot or by bike. [caption id="attachment_1183" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Tour du ...

moulin de moidrey

Moulin de Moidrey is a Working Mill Near Mont St-Michel

We stopped in at Moulin de Moidrey on our way from Mont St-Michel to Fougères several summers ago. My fascination with windmills stems from childhood so when I first got to climb inside a windmill on a trip to the Netherlands, I was totally hooked on exploring every mill I can find. This mill is just 5 km from Mont St-Michel ...

lys

Lys in Southern Burgundy is an Artisan Filled Gem

Have you ever heard of or been to Lys? This small hamlet of artisans is well-known locally but if you try searching for information, it is difficult to discover much of anything. Pinpointing Lys on a map app or google is also difficult because it is so tiny - be prepared to zoom in multiple times!A google map is at the bottom ...