Archives for May, 2008

I almost didn’t notice this fun street art in the pedestrian shopping area of old town Saint-Brieuc, Brittany France, and

Posted in Bretagne/Brittany, photos, signs

There’s an article in iht.com today that reveals the greatest mysteries of Stonehenge, namely, what the giant brooding stones represented.

Posted in Bretagne/Brittany, cultural differences, history, photos, travel and places, travel tip

From applegazette: “Apple announced today that television programming is finally coming to iTunes France. Top French networks like TF1, France

Posted in games/software/tech, news, products, tv and movies

For a country that is King of demonstrating against injustices inflicted on its people, I honestly don’t know why no

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, politics, products, shopping, weird

Last week in Rennes, we ALMOST met miserable misfortune by NOT stepping into this place, Le Daniel, a patisserie. My

Posted in Bretagne/Brittany, chocolate, cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, pastries, reviews, travel and places

We were happy to have beautiful weather when we visited Île de Bréhat in Brittany, where I took this photo

Posted in Bretagne/Brittany, nature, photos, travel and places

There’s a strange article that you’d imagine would come straight from The Onion but it’s from the New York Times.

Posted in advertising & marketing, articles, news, people, politics, weird

Nope. This isn’t photoshopped. There IS a real hair salon in Rennes, France that doesn’t enormously inspire anglophones to get

Posted in travel and places

If you happen to find yourself in Saint Malo, a small, walled port town in northwestern France in Brittany, and

Posted in Bretagne/Brittany, food and drinks, pastries, travel and places, travel tip

We’ve been in Bretagne / Brittany (western France) for several days now, so I thought I’d post a quick blog

Posted in Bretagne/Brittany, nature, photos, travel and places

Yea, what else is new. I know. Anyway, when Calimero left a comment on the GMO (genetically modified organisms) post,

Posted in daily life, environment, food and drinks, health, news, people, politics, weird

“Lucky Boy” (that’s not very French!) is probably one of the most chill cats ever. He’s the cute mascot of

Posted in Languedoc-Roussillon, lulu/dogs/cats, photos, travel and places

Celebrate tomorrow by showing how proud you are of your vegetarian or vegan self! – and fight against cruelty to

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, events, food and drinks, health, news, paris, people

From reuters: “PARIS – Hundreds of activists marched in Paris on Tuesday ahead of the expected approval of a law

Posted in articles, daily life, environment, food and drinks, nature, news, politics, products

When you exit le Palais des papes (the Palace of Popes) in Avignon along Rue Peyrolerie (which is more of

Posted in art/culture/design, celebs, people, Provence

More fun stuff from wooster collective:

Posted in daily life, paris, photos

From wired: “So you’ve decided to leave the comfort of your nerd-friendly lair and head out to explore the larger

Posted in articles, games/software/tech, news, travel and places, travel tip

From slashdot: “Google has begun to scan the streets of Paris as part of its Street View service, but the

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, games/software/tech, news, paris, photos, websites

When you see the famous prehistoric paintings at the Lascaux Cave in Dordogne, you must purchase your tickets in the

Posted in Dordogne, history, photos, travel and places

From the guardian: “Authorities in southern France fear a possible mosquito invasion in tourist resorts this summer and blame EU

Posted in articles, Cote d'azur/Riviera, daily life, health, news, travel and places

From the guardian: “Britain’s assault on French cookery has been stepped up by a Yorkshire bakery which has started exporting

Posted in articles, daily life, food and drinks, health, news, outside of France, weird

This fun and kooky scopitone is from the 60s and is called, “Comic Strip” featuring Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot.

Posted in art/culture/design, celebs, music, people, tv and movies

Isn’t this Hermès apple purse (and knife) adorable? Yes. It IS small and restricted in its use (ONE apple or

Posted in art/culture/design, daily life, fashion, paris, products, shopping

The baguettes made by the boulangeries near my place are not that great, sadly. I know! I’m in France so…

Posted in food and drinks, recipes, websites

After our excellent adventures in Carcassonne chez Patricia and Andre, we were advised to stop by the quaint medieval village

Posted in Midi-Pyrénées, photos, travel and places

How could I not join my fellow Francophile bloggers who are writing about France’s Labor Day? Bonne Fête du 1er

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, events