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The sunsets of Deauville - In Photos

Posted on 22. Oct, 2012 by .

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I only stopped in Deauville to refuel. Both the car, and my stomach, I mean. When you spend a week in Normandy for the first time, Deauville isn’t on top of your priorities. But then I saw this. It actually started raining while I was watching the sunset. I LOVE those moments where you can’t [...]

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The Amazing Féria de Nimes

Posted on 15. Oct, 2012 by .

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I had a brief stop in Nîmes earlier this year when I got back from Catalunya. Short stop but long enough for me to grab a sandwich and chat with the waitress. “- So what should I come to Nîmes for, if not the train station? - Oh you shoud come back for the Féria [...]

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A nice night in Nice - In Photos

Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by .

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Pun very much intended. It was way too obvious to be avoided! What wasn’t obvious, however, is how much I would love Nice. It was my second time in the city, and I remember liking it, but it wasn’t in my favorite places in Europe, that’s for sure. Now, I don’t think I could leave [...]

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Top Things To Do In Cantal

Posted on 07. Sep, 2012 by .

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During my four days in Cantal, I’ve had the chance to experience all sorts of great things. Massages, great food, cute B&Bs, splendid scenery and more. Here’s a map that lists what to do in Cantal, in my humble opinion. And that’s only a handful - there are in fact so many things to do [...]

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A weekend in Cantal - In Photos

Posted on 05. Sep, 2012 by .

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To wrap up this series on my press trip in Cantal, I couldn’t think of a better solution than a photo essay. Not because I don’t have anything to say about Cantal. I do. In fact I always have something to say, about pretty much everything. Ask my husband! But somehow I feel like no words [...]

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Where to stay in Paris: Hotel Legend

Posted on 01. Sep, 2012 by .

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When the Elegancia Group offered to host me during my last trip to Paris, I knew I was in for a treat. My previous experiences with them only proved to be fantastic. This time, I was at the Hotel Legend. And I think I have a new favorite. Hotel Legend Paris: The Location View Larger [...]

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Where to stay in Salers: Hotel Saluces

Posted on 25. Aug, 2012 by .

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If only all towns were as cute as Salers, and all hotels were as amazing as Hotel Saluces, then travel would never be a bad surprise. The setting is hard to beat - a medieval village, perfectly kept medieval burg in the middle of Cantal, boasting incredible architecture and breathtaking scenery. Yes, the overload of superlatives [...]

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Where to stay in Cantal: Hotel Beau Site Garabit

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by .

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When I was on my trip with Atout France through Cantal, I was particularly looking forward to seeing the famous Viaduc de Garabit up close. I’d seen it countless times driving up the A75, but it was always in the distance. And well, you can’t get much closer to it than at Hotel Beau Site [...]

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Where to stay in Cantal: Auberge de Concasty

Posted on 02. Aug, 2012 by .

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During my recent trip in Cantal, I had the chance to stay at the beautiful Auberge de Concasty in Boisset. Just as I am not a big fan of hostels, I was never a big fan of B&Bs either. I am NOT a ray of sunshine in the morning, and can barely put two sentences [...]

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Cantal, the best place you’ve never heard of?

Posted on 20. Jul, 2012 by .

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People love Paris. People love the Riviera. People love the castles. But do people know about Cantal? Didn’t think so. Cantal is one of Auvergne‘s four departments. Each one of them is quite different from the others, and Cantal is all about the outdoors: mountains, volcanoes, hiking, chestnut hunting and al fresco dining. I myself knew [...]

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The Love Locks of Paris - In Photos

Posted on 04. Jun, 2012 by .

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As I travel throughout Europe’s corners, one thing I started to notice is how popular the “love locks” have gotten. Nobody really knows for sure where -or why- the tradition started, but no one can deny how popular they have gotten over the last decade or so. Venice. Cologne. Florence. Paris. London. It seems that [...]

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Who am I kidding? I ♥ Paris.

Posted on 01. Jun, 2012 by .

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“Took you long enough!” That’s what my friends (and everyone I know, basically) told me when Paris and I had an understanding, and I finally came around. 4 years after my first infamously disastrous visit, and 5 trips later, including one where I did warm up to the city a little bit, I have finally [...]

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Hanging out by the Eiffel Tower at night

Posted on 30. May, 2012 by .

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  Sometimes, travel is all about the simplest things. Maybe even the touristy ones. Because really, it doesn’t get more touristy than the Eiffel Tower at night. But still - it’s the kind of thing you have to see at least once in your lifetime, if not several times after that. If so many people [...]

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The Heights of Paris, a Photo Essay

Posted on 28. May, 2012 by .

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Paris. While my first three visits were pretty much disasters, the last two were a lot better, and even made me admit what everybody else knew already: Paris is a pretty awesome place. I decided [...]

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The Palace of Versailles, the Most Infuriating Place on Earth?

Posted on 23. May, 2012 by .

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Let’s start off by stating this, loud and clear: I am NOT a people person. About 7 billion people on this planet, and I can only tolerate 30 of them. And not at the same time. So whenever I know I’ll be in a mingling situation, or an overcrowding one, I really have to put [...]

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