A day in Saint-Jean-de Luz: top attractions

a day in saint jean de luz

Saint-Jean-de-Luz -on the South West coast- is certainly one of the most desired sea-side towns in France but despite being one of the most exclusives post codes, Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a holiday destination everybody would enjoy. If you are travelling to the South West of France I would definitely recommend that you spend a day in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Even though Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a small sized sea-side town, it offers so many things to do that you could comfortably spend  2 weeks there and never get bored, I promise. I have just spent the most amazing 10 days there and every day was … Continue reading

Things to do in Lille : Escape for a stylish French weekend!

Lille in France

If you live in London and are looking for a great weekend or something different to do that doesn’t require long travelling hours or stressful airport check-ins, Lille might be your perfect destination! Let me help you to locate Lille: North West of France, only 10 miles from the Belgium border, 1 hour drive from Brussels and 1h26 from London by train: pretty accessible, hey? Ah, and you can also combine Lille with a nice little escape to Paris, the TGV (high speed train) takes you straight there in no time! So whether you want to concentrate in a lovely … Continue reading

Le Canal du Midi: The Best way to discover the South of France!

If you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful yet exciting vacation the Canal du Midi in the South of France might be the ideal destination you haven’t thought about… yet! Try to picture yourself slowly discovering one of the most beautiful areas of France at your pace on a narrow barge… The Canal is a dream for those looking to escape the stressful city live, go on a great and fun family holiday or simply enjoy the very best of French delights with friends, family or your beloved one. The Canal is part of the French cultural heritage but … Continue reading

The French Pyrenees: The ski destination no one talks about!

It is still skiing season and we just cannot wait to get our tablet or smartphone ready for lunch break and start browsing around for great all-inclusive deals to the Alps! Let’s be honest, we all love hating the cold days as we know they give us the perfect excuse to book an adrenaline- packed holiday followed by delicious cosy food and probably some after-ski drinks! It is so cold…so it is all allowed! But why not being different for once? If you are not keen on going to France and only hear people speaking English, and feel like one … Continue reading

Top 5 French films of the last decade

Amélie Poulain, the iconic dark-eyed French was once said “These are hard times for dreamers”. And we cannot deny it, especially when it comes to step outside our comfort zone. No, I am not talking about the mental space we all live in, I am just saying that the idea of a cosy evening on the sofa is often more tempting. Fortunately, there is a ray of hope for those ravenous for popcorn and good stories eaters: films can make you dream, discover and can bring you to an unexpected universe. And let’s be honest, sometimes not even a plane can take you as … Continue reading

Top 10 retro images of Paris

Paris.. je t’aime! That is all I can say when I think of Paris, Paris the most romantic city in the world.  Well, I must admit, I have never had a Parisian love affair, never fallen in love with a Parisian and I have not even enjoyed a romantic trip to Paris. However, Paris means love to me. I am simply in love with Paris. From the moment I step out of the train station I can’t help feeling excited and even nervous. Paris has something about I can’t define… I am originally from the South of France where everything … Continue reading

What are the most romantic songs in France?

The weekend is approaching… it is time get started and find something original!  If want to amaze your loved one with a well-wrapped and, maybe, expensive gift, just forget about!  What about a real romantic French themed soiree? Save yourself some time (and money) and put together a very special evening… let the  va va boom flow… Start by getting some simple cooking ideas (come on, you can do it!) from my favorite -yet super simple- French recipes, set up a nice diner table along a couple of candles and play the most romantic music on the planet! This is … Continue reading

Top 5 Classic French dishes everyone can cook!

French cuisine can, to some, sound pretentious and complicated but, in fact, French tend to cook very simply on a daily basis. Indeed, French use simple and natural basics making cooking something quick, healthy and tasty! There is no secret to their world-renowned cooking skills, the only -and main tip- is that they DO cook, and they do it every day (no matter when, where, how and who for). Ok, one thing is true, French like eating. Year after year, European independent surveys show French people spend -in average- double and even triple than the rest of their neighbors on … Continue reading

Top 5 French TV ads shown in the UK

The French attitude, let’s be honest here, has always been hated but, irresistibly, loved by the rest of the world. But what is about the French allure that we all love so much? I cannot help wondering myself why our problematic way of seeing things, complicated problem-solving techniques and unsatisfied permanent attitude can generate such a general fascination? Well, the advertising industry has brilliantly found a way to show the real French attitude to their best selling markets and turn that natural arrogance and perfectionism into a desirable ideal… Here, my favorite top 5 TV ads that brilliantly sell the … Continue reading