Carnac, France – The Best of Brittany

Carnac, France – The Best of Brittany

  Photo By Andy Hay via StockPholio.com We pulled into Carnac late one evening in October.   With no reservations, the first cute house with a B&B sign caught our attention and we asked for a room.   The American woman running the place was getting ready to...
Retire in the South of France

Retire in the South of France

On a budget?  Are you tempted by Europe, but afraid of what it will cost?   Here’s an idea you may not have considered before.   We think there are two types of travelers.   One books luxury rooms in the nicest hotels and enjoys relaxing and spending time...
Retire in Paris, France

Retire in Paris, France

What would it be like to retire in Paris, France?  Wake up every morning and wander down to the local café, sit outside with your coffee and pastry?    The most visited city in the world has so much to offer – you need to stay for at least 3 months, if not a...
Retire in Dinan, France

Retire in Dinan, France

Dinan is located in the northwest part of France and sits on the River Rance.   The walled city is divided by a cliff with part of the town on the top and a long winding lane to the bottom where the rest of the town sits along the river.   This is a medieval town with...
How to Get Along in France

How to Get Along in France

Photo By Guy MOLL via StockPholio.com So much of what Americans think about the French is just wrong.   The French have so much to be proud of including architecture, history, the landscape, their wine, and their beautiful language.   They think Americans are...
Driving in France on the “White Roads”

Driving in France on the “White Roads”

My Dutch friend, Anneke, and I volunteer at the local community theatre in northwest Washington.   After several years of hearing, “You have to come to Holland with me!” we decided to plan our trip with two goals in mind.   We were going to travel from...