Pont du Gard, a Roman Aqueduct

When living in the south of France, you are surrounded by such ancient history it is sometimes hard to fathom for a north American.  The region around Nîmes (formerly known as Nemausus in Roman times) was notably one of the busiest and prominent regions of Roman Gaul, from which still remains numerous vestiges and monuments…

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Toulouse, the Capital of Occitanie

Toulouse lies in the heart of the south western France, just north of the Pyrenees, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.   Its other name is La Ville Rose (the pink city), named so because of the pinkish hue of the city buildings built with the pinkish terracotta bricks.    Located on the banks…

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The Best Brunch Ever!

Brunch, a portmanteau of the words breakfast and lunch, may have started in England in the 19th century, but it is alive and well all over the English world, and in France too.   There are many theories as to how brunch came to pass.   One comes directly from an article written by British author Guy…

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Silver

Silver is one of my most favourite additions to any table, decor or wardrobe.   Dressed against any skin tone, or colour, silver radiates and gives a noble look. Silver represents hope and unconditional love and is so unique, there is no word that rhymes with silver, in English The only problem with silver is how…

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Château de Chenonceau: A Royal Love Triangle

The Château de Chenonceau is a French château spanning the river Cher (no relation), near the small village of Chenonceaux in Loire Valley.   It is the very first Chateau I toured on my first trek to the motherland and still to this day remains my favourite by far.   Not just because it is beautiful, but…

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Chateau La Coste: Where Art Meets Wine in Provence

Two years ago on a sunny day, four good friends set off on a road trip to Provence in search of Château La Coste.   We didn’t really know much about the place.  We did know that there would be some art within a vineyard setting, and it was along the way to our final destination, a holiday…

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Le Marché des Arceaux, Montpellier

When you move to another country & culture, sometimes you can get lost in the translation.  But not me, my inner Frenchman has risen to the occasion.  I took this as an opportunity to try new ways of eating, cooking and experience food.  And there is no better place to do that than at the…

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Montpellier – Vivre ma France!

Here it is, my life in France.  We did it, my husband and I.  The warmer weather of southern France has been calling our name for years now and we finally accepted the call.  We moved to latitude 43.61 and longitude 3.87.  In the “sud de la France”, Occitanie or to be more specific, Montpellier.  …

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