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Water Tower

Steamy Montpellier

I remember it like it was yesterday. I had recently graduated from high school and should have been preparing for university. Instead, I was in Paris, as part of a European jaunt, for the first time. It was hot and steamy and I had fallen further in love with France.

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Lac St Croix

Taking a risk: Gorges du Verdon

D turned to me and said, “I will if you will.” I knew he was kidding and he knew my answer would be negative. We stood there watching these young risk takers fill out forms and put on their harnesses and I wondered why on earth would you willingly throw yourself off a bridge, in […]

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Chapelle du Saint-Sépulcre de Nice

Picture this: Place Garibaldi

I pass through Place Garibaldi at least twice a week on my way to the market.  Smaller and less grand than Place Masséna, during the warmer months it is a bustling square where you can dine al fresco or people watch while sipping a cold drink.  On the weekends vendors invade the square with their antiques, […]

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Pont du Gard

Picture this: Pont du Gard

A sunny weekend chez les parents included a day trip to the beach. Before hitting the waves D and I stopped to visit the Pont du Gard.

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La vie est belle!

Two hours in Ménerbes

This time last year, I was in Toronto preparing to return to France with my mother in tow.  Even though we’re only a few days into April, much like last year, much of France was blessed with an early spring.  Even Paris had shrugged off her grey coat in favour of sunny skies. D and […]

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Royal Palace

Marvellous Madrid

I’d never been to Spain so I was looking forward to our trip to Madrid.  Spanish, after all, was the first foreign language I was exposed to as a girl. D and I arrived in Madrid during what seemed to be a heat wave.  The plains around the city were brown and dry leaving me to wonder […]

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