logo
Family Fun

Parc Monceau – a bit of England in Paris

Parc Monceau is a lovely little park in the 8th arrondissement. Slightly more than one-third the size of Luxembourg Gardens which was built to resemble the Florence gardens of Catherine de Médicis' childhood, Parc Monceau is an English style garden.  This park has a less structured feel than the Luxembourg Gardens and I was ...

A Family Vacation- One Reader’s Trip

What an enchanting French family vacation this sweet couple has shared with me and I, in turn, am delighted to share it with you! Facebook brought us together and I'm delighted to be able to share some highlights from their vacation in France. After messaging me for ideas for a "non-touristy" vacation around Paris, they were ...

14 juillet

C’est Le 14 Juillet

Not being in France for Le 14 Juillet celebration fills me with nostalgia. Our first July 14th celebration in France is such a wonderful memory for me. This French holiday, referred to sometimes as Bastille Day,  provides some of my favorite memories of our summer visits to France. Our first Bastille Day experience was quite ...

tour de france 2016

Tour de France 2016, recapping Stages 1-9

Recapping the Tour de France 2016 – what have we seen thus far in this 103rd Tour de France? It’s been an exciting week! A favorite rider withdrew and there have been several photo finishes. Today is a rest day so it’s a good day to take a look back at a few of the highlights. [caption id="attachment_4352" ...

cirque dhiver

Cirque d’Hiver

Approaching the Cirque d’Hiver (Winter Circus) after dark is a breath-taking experience!  The building dates to 1852 and is the world’s oldest circus building still in use.  It was built so that the Cirque d’Été (Summer Circus) which took place every summer under a canvas tent in Paris would have a winter home. If ...

Stravinsky Fountain

Stravinsky Fountain

He may have a star on the Hollywood walk of Fame, but if you’ve ever seen the Stravinsky Fountain in Paris, you know that this monument to Igor Stravinsky is much more impressive than a brass star in the sidewalk! However, if you’re in Los Angeles, you can find Stravinsky’s star in the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard ...

grand amphitheater

Grand Amphitheater

The  Grand Amphitheater is a Gallo-Roman amphitheater found in Grand France in the Lorraine Region. It was one of the largest amphitheaters in the Roman Empire. Dedicated to Apollo Grannus  who  was one of several Gaulish dieties. Grannus was a god of healing Located on the outskirts of the town, the amphitheater was ...