Paris Profiles – 15th Arrondissement with Forest

There are the fortunate few who get to live in Paris and I feel equally blessed to personally know so many.  The ex-pats living in the city of light are talented, vibrant and always busy with some sort of interesting project.  After our year on the road in the RV where we stayed domestic (except for a quick trip to Portugal), I am ready to get back to Paris and more French content on the blog.  I … [Read more...]

The Francophile Library & Books to Read Before Visiting Paris

As a tried and true francophile, I have tons of books on France, Paris, French culture, studying French language and plain old books in French.  And while I've written a guest post about books to read before a visit to Paris on my friend Natalie's blog, I haven't consolidated my recommendations for building a francophile or books to read to prepare for a trip on Misadventures with Andi.  … [Read more...]

Gift Guide for the Francophile in Your Life

Voila! My gift guide for the francophile in your life! Do you have a friend or family member that goes gaga for all things French? Someone who is constantly day-dreaming of walking the streets of Paris, and who responds positively to a question by saying “oui?” Then dear reader, you have a Francophile in your life! And whether your sister or soul sister has never stepped foot on French soil, she … [Read more...]

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A Typical French Breakfast – Pastries, Bread and Coffee

If you are planning to go to Paris you are going to want to know what a typical French breakfast is. The city is famous for its pastries, bread, and amazing coffee. So taking your time to have breakfast in Paris is definitely something that should be a  must-do on your “to-do” list while in the city or France in general. To be honest most Parisians don’t have a big breakfast. Usually, it's a … [Read more...]

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French Friday – French Fantasy Christmas List

It's been a très long time since I've written a French Friday post, but my week in Paris for Thanksgiving has me a little inspired, I have a few francophile posts up my sleeve and soon on their way to the blog. I thought it would be fun to do a French Friday Christmas list. I don't buy any Christmas presents for anyone. We reached the age in my family where we really don't need more "stuff" and … [Read more...]

Paris Profiles – 10th Arrondissement with Daisy

I am having so much fun with my San Francisco Profiles series (and there are more of them to come!) that I decided to create a slightly different version for Paris. With the help of some my very favorite (and all incredibly talented and beautiful) friends in Paris, I will be exploring the various arrondissements of Paris, the little neighborhoods my friends live in and explore every day. First … [Read more...]

Giverny for the Day – Context Travel Tour

While visiting the Orsay on our first night in Paris we paid special attention to all things Monet, as we knew we were heading to Giverny a few days later on another Context Travel tour.  Giverny is a little town 45 minutes by train from Paris and the former home of the painter Claude Monet. We met our docent, Marie at the train station (Gare St-Lazare) along with another couple visiting from … [Read more...]

Paris in HDR

After two days of non-stop activities including an evening tour at the Orsay, a baguette class at La Cuisine Paris, a treasure hunt in the Louvre which was followed by another adventure with Kasia's Mom at the Fragonard perfume museum and drinks at Verjus with Lindsey, Daisy and Kasia (plus her mom and hubby) our third day in Paris was devoted to just taking in Paris with no agenda. We were … [Read more...]

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Capture the Colour 2013 – A Journey Through Travel Photos

It's back! Last year Mr. Misadventures and I had so much fun looking through our thousands of photos to participate in the 2012 version of Capture the Colour.  When my darling friend, Andi Perullo of My Beautiful Adventures nominated me in her post, I was raring to go! Capture the Colour is a photo blogging challenge hosted by TravelSupermarket.com. And while I’d love to win the £3,000 travel … [Read more...]

Musee d’Orsay and Paris in the 19th Century – Context Travel Paris Tour

Usually, the day when Mr. Misadventures and I arrive in Paris we arrive at our hotel, shower, go out for a meal and end up in bed at around 5/6 pm.  We are beat from our flight, but in reality, we are wasting precious hours.  For our trip this past June, we had a traveling companion, a friend of Mr. Misadventures, so we wanted to make sure that he got to enjoy every single hour of Paris while we … [Read more...]