Tag Archives: France

St Remy Markets, Provence

St Remy Markets Provence

Every Wednesday the St Remy Market, Provence, explodes, taking over the streets, the plaza, and more to offer hearty produce and wonderful bric-a-brac to bring home. It’s charming, colourful and memory making because it reaches into heart of human nature bringing alive the senses; afterall, we all love to eat, communicate, exchange and be happy. […]

Traditional Rattan Toys for Children’s Learning and a French Styled Room

A Tiny Harlow Rattan Dolls Bassinet

Traditional Rattan Toys help children to develop essential skills and can add a beautiful French style to a child’s room. Every time a child plays with their toys, they are learning new skills – whether it be to learn how to nurture through feeding her doll in a Tiny Harlow Rattan High Chair or how […]

Most Beautiful Tea Rooms in Paris

Moulin Roty Once Upon A Time Childs Play Tea Set with Paris, most beautiful tea rooms of Paris

If you are a lover of tradition, of art, of history and, of course tea, then you must visit the most beautiful tea rooms in Paris. Here are three divine tea salons – Angelina, Jardin d’Hiver and Mariage Freres, each originally built more than 100 years ago and each a little decadent; but what else […]

Paris Flea Markets or Les Puces

Paris Flea Markets - vintage water bottles

Discovering the Paris Flea Markets or Les Puces de Saint-Ouen is like stepping back to another era; a place where time stands still; where labyrinths of curious vintage stores lure the onlooker with bright sparkly things and the promise of a bargain.¬† The Paris Flea Markets are so rich and enticing in their shambolic, seductive […]

The Romance of Paris

Robert Doisneau

But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight – Ernest Hemingway. Oh Paris. City of lights, City of love … we all […]

La Mirande Hotel, Avignon, France: Elegant Sufficiency

La Mirande room with maid

From the moment I laid eyes on La Mirande in Avignon, Provence, I was absolutely besotted – from its origins drawing back to the 1300s to its beautiful location near the Palais des Popes, the hotel is dedicated to preserving period interiors that give a fascinating insight into decor and life of another era. La […]

Your best tips on travelling in Paris and France

What are your best tips on Paris or France? We’d love to hear from you. We will be heading back in December and would love to be guided by our French Heart community. My best tip? Stay in an apartment in Paris so that you feel like a local – AirBNB, VRBO, ¬†Paris Perfect Rentals […]

Why travelling to Paris and France in Winter is Beautiful

¬†Travelling to Paris and France in Winter is beautiful. France in Winter takes on a special magic that is quietly charming¬†~ from the fairy lights of Paris to the stark bare vineyards of Burgundy, to¬†the majestic snow-adorned Alps of the Haute Savoie and the decadent richness of the tearooms. Bistros beckon with warm bourguignon, shops¬†lure […]