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Madeleines of Commercy: Madeleines Madeleines and More Madeleines!

Commercy France is home to the madeleine and these have to be one of my favorite cookies!  Madeleines are small shell shaped cookies that remind me of a personal sized morsel of pound cake. In French, a pound cake is called a quatre-quarts. Commercy is a little town with a population of less than 7000. However, there are ...

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 ...

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 ...

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" ...

Exploring Moët and Chandon in Épernay

Who doesn’t love Champagne? Whether it is just a glass of Champagne or when it is part of an aperitif called a Kir Royal in the Burgundy Region, champagne is lovely. Moët and Chandon Champagne House in Épernay was the first champagne house we toured and it was as informative as the champagne was enjoyable! Did you know ...

Châteaudun

It was a super quiet Sunday afternoon when we arrived in Châteaudun to visit the Château. As you can see the streets were deserted. We had just come from church in Bonneval where the street was filled with people chatting with one another and/or standing in line at the boulangerie for baguettes for the noon meal. Here, ...