Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gordes

Gordes, La Provence, France

To look for an accommodation two weeks before your holiday is not something I would recommend. Especially when we are talking about the high season in one of the most visited parts of France, La Provence. We've learned our lesson and consider ourselves lucky to find a room for 5 days in July in this beautiful B&B in Gordes. Le mas de Belle Combe is situated 10 minutes walk from the heart of Gordes and has an amazing view of the valley and mountains of Luberon (preferably from the swimming pool or the little private terrace in front of our room).

Gordes, un des plus beaux villages de France, was like from a fairy tale. The town is built on top of a hill like a spiral around the rock. At the very top is the church and the castle. You can spent hours strolling around the tiny streets, admire the beautiful old doorways, white and grey stone houses while soaking up the Provencal atmosphere. For market lovers, make sure you don't miss Tuesday as that's the day when the local market takes place. There are plenty of view opportunities in Gordes and our top two terraces were the Hotel La Bastide des Gordes (excellent service and if you love Spa you might not want to miss this place!) and a more casual one the Le Cercle Republicain (walk right to the back of the bar to discover a tiny hidden terrace). Our favourite restaurant was definitely Mamma Gorda, the place to go if you crave some homemade pasta. You can't miss the picturesque Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque (most photographed sight in Provence), but plan your visit carefully. There is you and hundreds of others who want to see this tranquil place, surrounded by fields of lavender. We came here one early morning when the clock struck 7am...  no tourists in sight was so worth waking up for. xx


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Colorova

Colorova pâtisserie, Paris

Few weeks ago, I was interviewed by the lovely Lou of Lou in Paris. We met one saturday morning at Colorova, beautiful pâtisserie in the 6th arrondissement and as you can guess from the name, very colourful too. We ordered the petit dejéuner and talked away for hours about life, blogging and what brought us to Paris. You can read the whole Interview at Lou's blog here. I'm wishing you a wonderful weekend. xx
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Address
Colorova
47 rue de l'Abbé Grégoire
75006, Paris

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Little (sweet) update

Carette, ParisCarette, ParisCarette, ParisCarette, ParisCarette, ParisCarette, ParisFrankly, I didn't expect to have so much free time this summer. The school year will not start until September and that leaves me 10 or so days to enjoy. This summer was wonderful, two weeks with the man and two weeks with my family, like a dream! I've been packing and unpacking and repacking, and I'm not finished yet. The cherry on top will be my trip to London (although I'm always quite nervous to go back). London is special... 10 years of my life is hard to forget and as soon as I touch English soil, I feel such wave of emotions and love for the city. Can't wait to see my friends. I hope you're all enjoying your summer too! xx

Photos from Carette, place des Vosges, during one summer day with my friend Natalia.

Address
Carette
25 place des Vosges
75003, Paris
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