Villedieu-les-Poêles: A Pleasant Afternoon in Normandy

After departing from majestic Mont Saint-Michel, we made our way to the town of Bayeux, which would be our home base in Normandy. Along the way, we spent a few hours in another delightful Norman town, the tricky to spell but nice to visit Villedieu-les-Poêles. We visited on a Sunday afternoon, and arrived in town just … More Villedieu-les-Poêles: A Pleasant Afternoon in Normandy

Mont Saint-Michel: Along the Ramparts and Up with the Sun

The one time I visited Mont Saint-Michel before, I did it as a day trip from Bayeux. And while this is a perfectly doable and sensible way to visit Mont Saint-Michel, I was excited that, this time around, I would get to spend a night on the island. While Mont Saint-Michel can be jam-packed with … More Mont Saint-Michel: Along the Ramparts and Up with the Sun

Fougères: A Crepe-Filled Introduction to Brittany

Much like Bourges, Fougères was a French town that was not remotely on my radar. And while this town didn’t pack quite the punch that Bourges did, it was still an interesting stop. One thing that fascinates me about France is how much more diverse it is than you might expect. Each region is different, … More Fougères: A Crepe-Filled Introduction to Brittany

Chenonceau: The French Château of My Dreams

“OMG OMG OMG” “I can’t believe how beautiful this place is!” “Look at all these flowers.” “No, but, seriously, look how beautiful it is!” These are roughly the sentiments I had upon arriving at the glorious Château de Chenonceau. I had seen photos, of course, and had always wanted to visit…and luckily enough, the place really … More Chenonceau: The French Château of My Dreams