Storming the Beaches

As the season is beginning to pick up, I find myself out of the city of Paris more and more often. With so much to see both in Paris and in the surrounding countryside, there is no shortage of inspiring and fascinating places to visit. Today I am going to talk about Normandy. The history... Continue Reading →

Storming the Castles…

Tourism season has starting picking up here in Paris and with it comes a few new tours I have started doing. The first is storming the castles: a full day trip to the Loire Valley which includes visiting castles and wine tastings. The Loire Valley is a UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific, and Cultural Organization)... Continue Reading →

Don’t let them see you shiver

This is the first time I have been in Paris in the winter. Each time I lived/visited previously was between the months of May-September. I was not sure what to expect, weather-wise. Paris has such a range! We have had days that were just brutally cold. Windy, no sun, rain. But we have had a... Continue Reading →

Officially official, for a few months at least!

I survived the dreaded OFII appointments! For those of you unfamiliar with the French bureaucratic system the OFII is the Office for Immigration and Integration. The process (currently- it is constantly changing) involves two appointments: first a medical visit and then an administration one. The medical appointment was very efficient. I felt like I was on... Continue Reading →

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