Five Friday Finds from France: July 17th

Five Friday Finds from France Mèze

On Monday we headed south for a little break from Paris so it’s been a full week filled with new wonderful French finds. We’re near Montpellier and have been having the best time. It’s hard to just narrow this week’s post down to five finds, but I promise there will be more posts to come about our time here. Some of the places, foods, and activities I’ve discovered are Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Pont du Diable, Étang de Thau shellfish, and kayaking in the Gorges de l’Hérault.

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Two Days in Lille

Two Days in Lille Le Palais des Beaux Arts

Last year Romain had a two day conference in Lille. I decided to tag along as I’d never been to Northern France. I didn’t expect to love Lille as much as I did, but it’s absolutely charming and filled with character, especially the Vieux-Lille area. The best part is it’s only an hour from Paris by train!

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Neuilly-sur-Seine Weekend

Neuilly-sur-Seine Mairie

I spent last weekend in Neuilly-sur-Seine (with a bonus visit to La Défense), which is essentially like saying I spent the weekend in a suburb as close to Paris as you can possibly get. For most Parisiens, French people, and even tourists, I’m sure this isn’t at all exciting. I however fell in love with Neuilly-sur-Seine.

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How To Avoid Jet Lag When You Arrive in Paris

jet lag walk saint germain des pres

The worst part about coming to Paris is the travel (unless you live close, of course). I’m luckily not a nervous flyer, but any long-haul flight puts a lot of physical stress on the body. Arriving in Paris is exciting and you want to hit the ground running, but jet lag can get in the way. After going back-and-forth a few times (I had 18 long-haul flights last year), I’ve come up with a list of the best ways to avoid and cure jet lag and arrive in Paris feeling your best.

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Paloma Plage Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

As the end of summer is sadly approaching, I’m looking back on the second part of my solo vacation in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera. I spent one perfect night at the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat with its Club Dauphin and it was nothing short of perfection.

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