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...]

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...]

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...]

French Friday – Notes on Nice France

The French Riviera is a very special region of France. One of glamour, warm weather, and vacation. In particular, Nice France holds a special place in many Frenchman's hearts. I've got a few of my favorite spots to share. There is something about the Cannes Film Festival that always represents the beginning of summer for me and my thoughts turn to the Côte d'Azur and the French Riviera … [Read more...]

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French Friday – Cannes France – A Great Day Trip from Nice

Cannes France...is there any place on Earth that screams glamour more than this city on the French Riviera? With its luxury shops, palatial hotels and gourmet restaurants, not to mention golden beaches filled with bikini-clad sunbathers, playboys cruising about in luxury cars and of course the annual film festival, the place is something of a magnet for the rich and famous. But you don't … [Read more...]

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French Friday – Soak up the South of France’s Artistic Past

For those keen to indulge their passion for art while on holiday in a sun-soaked destination, it is worth considering taking a trip to the south of France. By heading to the Cote d'Azur, you'll not only have the chance to enjoy some pleasant weather but will also gain an insight into the life and work of world-class artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet. With that in mind, I've … [Read more...]

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Val Thorens: A French Winter Wonderland

Looking for a French winter wonderland for your next ski vacation? Consider Val Thorens, it's got great skiing, plenty of accommodations and yummy food! I learned to ski for the first time when I was sixteen.  My parents took my sister and I to one of those Warren Miller films tours and signed us up for lessons at Snoqualmie in Washington state.  Being the (non)-athlete I was, I sucked and … [Read more...]

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French Friday – Beyond Paris with Chez Loulou

Jennifer started appearing on Misadventures with Andi in various forms in May of 2010. I had been reading her blog, Chez Loulou, for several months, fascinated by her dedication to French cheeses. I eventually got up the nerve to ask her to guest post about the cheese festival in her neck of the woods, Fête des fromages Rocamadour.  I LOVE cheese, so I have been a huge fan of the blog for a long … [Read more...]