Weekend Links: Week Nine

Weekend Links Week Nine La Fregate

This week I’m loving the list of six places to have high tea in Paris, a tour of an expertly redesigned historic French manor, a description of this strange August in Paris, a bit on the ‘champagne wars’ between growers and producers, and a tour of fake buildings in Paris. There are fourteen great articles in Weekend Links Week Nine!

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Five Friday Finds from France: August 7th

Five Friday Finds from France Musée Rodin Summer Nocturne

It’s a very steamy day in Paris today and looks like it will be through mid-week next week. I’ve been lucky enough to dodge all 100+ degree days so far, so I guess it’s time to experience a taste of the canicule. Some of my favorite finds from this week came from the Jullouville marché in Normandy, but I must say the crown jewel this week was the summer nocturne in the Musée Rodin garden.

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French Summer Bag Essentials

French summer bag essentials

Now that it’s August and summer is in full-swing (or as much as it can be for 2020), I pretty much have a bag by the door ready to go at all times for outdoor activities. Of course it’s more fun, authentic, and oftentimes a better deal to buy these items in France, but for now I wanted to keep the list to things available online. You’ll find a few of my favorite French summer bag essentials including a great market basket, thermal waters, the Institut Esthederm Adaptasun, and more!

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A Weekend Reset in Carolles

hydrangeas in Normandy

We were lucky to sneak away to Normandy last week to avoid the heatwave in Paris. We were only in Paris for a week after a trip to the South, but I was already ready to leave again. The best part about coming to Normandy is how relaxing it is (and being à table), and a weekend reset in Carolles was just what I needed.

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Weekend Links: Week Eight

Weekend Links Week Eight Hotel Amour

I can’t believe it’s August! I’ve rounded up twelve articles for Weekend Links Week Eight. It’s an especially festive and summery list with subjects like the best beaches in France, a selection of cocktail recipes from legendary Côte d’Azur hotels, a look inside a Parisian hôtel particulier for sale for $19 million, and an unlikely friendship between an 88-year-old Olivia de Havilland and a 22-year-old living in Paris.

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