Category Archives: Travels In France and Elsewhere

My Trip To Granville And Christian Dior’s Boyhood Home

Frankly, I hadn’t planned at all to write much about Granville and Christian Dior’s boyhood home. Why? I had other grand plans for even going to Granville on the Normandy  coast, and they had nothing to do with this very famous couturier. I had this great idea of doing the “traversée” of bay Mont Saint Michel… Read More »

Musée Camille Claudel, Finally?

It always bothered me tremendously that Camille Claudel did not have her own proper museum. Finally that has changed with the opening of the Camille Claudel Musée in Nogent Sur Seine or hasn’t it? The brand new Camille Claudel museum left me somewhat disturbed and disappointed when I was looking forward to being delighted! Why?… Read More »

Saint Mary Magdalene And The Navettes Of Chandeleur

Just when I have savoured the very last crumb of those buttery galettes that I love, I start thinking about the Saint Mary Magdalene inspired navettes and crepes to celebrate the Festival of Lights on February 2nd, called Chandeleur. The name comes from the word in French for candlelight; aux chandelles. The majority of the… Read More »

Gourmet Promenade In The Vineyards Of Nuits Saint Georges

As I hiked up the pebble strewn  path that meandered through vineyards as far as my eyes could see, it seemed like my legs had gears of their own, which was fine with me.  After all,  I had just enjoyed my first  sparkling “fortification” of a day of fun and frolic in the revered vineyards… Read More »