Bonjour! This week’s carte postale is from Corsica (la Corse), the French island in the Mediterranean Sea. My dear friend in France sent me this postcard featuring the cities of Bastia (top photo) and Saint-Florent (bottom photo), which are located in northern Corsica. In the top photo, you can see the Old Port and the … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Bastia and Saint-Florent, Corsica
This week's carte postale features La Conciergerie and the bridge, Pont au Change, over the Seine River in Paris
Bonjour! This week's carte postale features Place de la Concorde in Paris. Over a thousand people were executed by guillotine at this spot during the French Revolution, most notably Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette The Luxor Obelisk was a gift from Egypt and placed in the square in 1836 Between 1836-1846, the square was redesigned by … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Place de la Concorde in Paris
Bonjour! This week's carte postale features the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris. A big Thank You to Carolyn of Hawkfeather Stories who found this vintage postcard in a little thrift shop and sent it to me. When construction began in the late 19th century, this basilica broke tradition. While other basilicas being built at the time … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris
Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from an online shop. It's from Saint-Cloud, which is located in a suburb about 10 km/ 6.2 miles west of Paris: Fun Facts Parts of Sinéad O'Connor's video for "Nothing Compares 2 U" were filmed in Parc de Saint-Cloud Just south of Parc de Saint-Cloud, in Sèvres, the … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Saint-Cloud, France
Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from a local used-book shop. Photographer Yvon (Pierre Yves-Petit 1886-1969) made gelatin silver prints into postcards. I tried to capture the sheen of Yvon's gelatin silver print postcard of Chambord, one of the Châteaux de la Loire: The year 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Chambord. Until the … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Chambord, France
Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from an online shop. Located in the South of France, Marseille is the second largest city in France after Paris. One of the things it's known for is bouillabaisse, a Provençal seafood stew. The postcard depicts La Canebière (or La Cannebière), the main street that runs about 1 … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Marseille, France
I just don’t have the heart to donate money to rebuild Notre-Dame because seeing it engulfed in orange and red broke it a little bit. By not donating, I'm not giving in to cheap, manipulative tactics by some to crowdsource funds. There are far wealthier sources
Bonjour! This week's carte postale is one I picked up during my visit to Paris: Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral that was built in the French Gothic style during the years 1163 - 1345. With over 13 million visitors each year, Notre-Dame is the most visited monument in Paris. Notre-Dame suffered major … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
Bonjour! I got this week's carte postale from an online shop. Carcassonne is located in the south of France about 80 km/ 50 miles east of Toulouse in the Occitanie region. It's known for its medieval fortress, which was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. Until the next Wednesday Postcard, … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Carcassonne, France
Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from an online shop. Year is unknown, but this postcard was sent to its recipient on this day (March 27)Rennes is the capital of the Brittany (Bretagne) region in northwest France. For more information: France Today - Explore the City of Rennes Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Rennes, France
Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from a local used-book shop. Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt! For more information: Palace of Versailles If you enjoyed this postcard, you may be interested in reading my post about how I got lost then found myself at Versailles.
Bonjour! This week’s carte postale was sent to me by a relative who visited this medieval town near Nice on the French Riviera: I received this postcard in 2010. In 2011, the name of the city was changed to Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt! For more information: Provence Web - Saint-Paul-de-Vence
On the occasion of my blog’s first anniversary, I’m excited to announce a new series
Here are the top 10 posts that got much love this year. Read them again here, and don’t forget to let me know what types of posts you want to see more of in 2019
I attended author Mark Greenside’s talk at a local independent bookstore, where he read a few excerpts from his latest book, (not quite) Mastering the Art of French Living
Do you like travel games? I made this treasure hunt list for my recent trip to Paris to help me keep an eye out for cultural details beyond the major landmarks.
Here are my impressions of macarons from various shops
I took a tour of the Airbus final assembly site in southwest France, near the Toulouse-Blagnac airport.
Here are 9 general and 9 Paris travel tips. Plus my travel tip in the form of an acronym