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Bonjour and Bienvenue!  In France, we have something called the “Art de Vivre”, which about living in the moment and truly looking at the wonder of the world around.  As  a writer and artist, I like to translate that into what I like to call “slow travel”.  Going beyond the surface so that you can see past the historic monuments and imagine what it is like to live here in Paris.

The daily life, the ups and downs, and the everyday moments, let’s dive into the quotidien together.

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Petite France in Strasbourg

History, Culture, & Things to do in Strasbourg: Buschur!

Buschur! or Hallo! You may be able to tell, that is not French or German. Instead, it is a language called Alsacian, as we are visiting Strasbourg in Alsace, France. Which could easily have been Strasbourg, Germany, depending on the precarities of war in this part of the world. One…

Marseille Vieux Port

History, Culture, & Things to do in Marseille: Aux Armes!

Full confession: we may be Snippets of Paris, but my OH is a born and bred Marseillais (pronounced mar-say-ay). And he is none too pleased that our kids are born and bred Parisians. To say there is a bit of a rivalry between the Marseillais and Parisians is an understatement.…

Eugène Delacroix's Liberty leading the way

Strikes in France: Should everyone protest like the French?

Growing up in Canada, we had “snow days”, when so much snow had fallen the snowplows couldn’t get to it on time. Living in France, my kids have a “strike day”. No, my little French revolutionaries will not be marching on the street, protesting against their mum’s TV restrictions. (Though…

Top 13 Gifts for Francophiles (2019)

The holiday season is fast approaching, and I’m sure you are wondering what to get your favorite francophile! Not to toot our own horn, but we know a thing or two about being a francophile. (P.S. I’m a big believer in self-gifting 😉 ) And with that being said, of…

Chateau de Fontainebleau

Day Trip from Paris: Château de Fontainebleau, the home of Kings

There are so many Châteaux around Paris, it is hard to keep them straight. Chateau de Fontainebleau however, was the place to be for the French King since 1134. The Palace at Versailles, by comparison, was only constructed in 1634 (almost new construction!). “The true home of kings, the house…

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