Winter Wonderland in Chamonix

My dear friend Juliette has been inviting us to her family’s holiday house in the Alps for as long as I can remember. And somehow we’ve never managed to organise it. But unemployment is bliss in that it gives me all the free time in the world to do some travelling and spend time with…

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More Nice on film

Something stupid happened: I dropped my Pentax (not from very high) on the carpet of my room. It works fine but the fall managed to disconnect the ISO/shutter speed button and the lightmeter meaning there was no way for me to know if my photos were properly exposed. So during my short stay in Nice,…

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Escape Paris: Vaux le Vicomte

It was the day Nicolas Fouquet unveiled his new castle to the court that Louis XIV threw him in prison. Now, you may think that was a bit rude of the Roi Soleil to do so, but spending a whole day at Vaux-le-Vicomte to visit the castle and gardens made me understand why Louis XIV became so…

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Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes de Versailles

It’s July 14th in 1 day and you know what that means? A long, hot and festive week-end ahead of us! (at least for the Parisians among us who took Friday off) I’m planning on watching the fireworks under the Eiffel Tower on Thursday night, although it wasn’t long ago since I last saw beautiful fireworks.…

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Top 5 things to do in Bordeaux

I paid my grandparents a little visit in Bordeaux, back in February, when the sky was still grey and the air was still cold. I took my friend Jess with me to give her a little tour of this gorgeous city the French side of me is from: the Quais, place de la Bourse,  Porte…

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