Tag: France

Video, Wine

The Loire Valley Guide

France’s vast Loire Valley is dotted with wineries, medieval villages and fairytale châteaux. Consider making Amboise or Sancerre home base. When I was a child, I found a book at my local library called Châteaux of the Loire Valley. I was transfixed by the images of stately castles with their […]

City, Paris

Guide to Paris Part Deux

Part two of my Paris Guide includes hip hotels, mouthwatering markets and splendid day trips to take your trip from touristy to transcendent. Whether you’ve been once, ten times, or never, there’s always a reason to pine for Paris. Areas like Montmartre, with its narrow roads winding up the hillside, […]

Food, Hotels

La Grenouillère

In a quite corner of Northern France lies a magical place called La Grenouillère. Located in a rambling white farmhouse, the small inn features uneven black and white floors and a storybook-like lounge decorated with a frog mural from the 1920’s (the name of the inn means the froggery), worn-in vintage rugs and […]