Category Archives: Travels In France and Elsewhere

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 »

My Celebration Of Saint Mary Magdalene In Vezelay

Every year when July 22 comes around, besides being reminded that I have only one month left before my birthday in August,I always think about celebrating the feast day of Mary Magdalene.  I have done this several times at La Sainte Baume Saint Maximin, in the south of France, which remains one of my favourite… Read More »