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June 23rd, 2014 by ptinfrance

Fountain/Pond outside the chateau

Posted in Bourgogne/Burgundy, photos

September 24th, 2013 by ptinfrance

This photo was taken from the entrance of Le Big Ben Bar in Paris’ train station, Gare de Lyon.

Posted in daily life, paris, photos

September 2nd, 2013 by ptinfrance

There’s a beautiful neighborhood park on the rue Monge not far from the Pantheon but I didn’t catch its name. It’s probably called, Parc Monge or something like that. :)

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August 13th, 2013 by ptinfrance

Someone is not fond of windows.

Posted in Bourgogne/Burgundy, photos, weird

July 7th, 2013 by ptinfrance

This home is part of a beautiful hamlet located in a village called, Couches. By the way, couches in French means diapers (or layers) just in case you were wondering.

Posted in Bourgogne/Burgundy, photos

May 25th, 2013 by ptinfrance

bicycle bridge
Seen in southwest France: a found-object bridge to a private home.

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April 29th, 2013 by ptinfrance

This is a nice café, apparently.

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April 27th, 2013 by ptinfrance

The rain in Annecy stays mainly on the bridge.

Posted in photos, Rhône-Alpes

April 25th, 2013 by ptinfrance

Spotted in Annecy.

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April 24th, 2013 by ptinfrance

These macarons won’t get you fat.

Posted in fashion, pastries, photos

April 22nd, 2013 by ptinfrance

Someone really hates day and night.

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March 29th, 2013 by ptinfrance

With all MOFs (Meilleurs Ouvriers de France) you encounter in France, you will only experience unrivaled excellence, which is why we love checking them out as often as possible. The pastries and confections of Philippe Rigollot, who is not only a MOF but also a Champion du monde de pâtisserie, blew us away during our last visit to Annecy. I thought I’d share some photos with you. We tried all the flavors of the macarons, chocolate and five different pastries (not enough!). We noticed that they ran out of the Paris Brest every time we stopped by so make sure to grab one of those.

Tarte Mr. Smith

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Posted in chocolate, food and drinks, MOF Meilleur Ouvrier de France, pastries, photos, Rhône-Alpes

January 17th, 2013 by ptinfrance

Posted in Bourgogne/Burgundy, photos, wine

October 2nd, 2012 by ptinfrance

sacre coeur paris
This is one of my favorite views of Sacre Coeur. I took this photo from the Beaubourg (Centre Georges Pompidou) in Paris.

Posted in paris, photos

May 21st, 2012 by ptinfrance

paris windows drawing
If you’re missing windows in your Paris apartment, draw some!

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December 21st, 2011 by ptinfrance

field trip class at pompidou centre paris
How fun would it be to have a field trip at the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris analyzing Matisse et al? Very.

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November 17th, 2011 by ptinfrance

small brother sarkozyThe French version of Big Brother is actually Small Brother…..seen in Paris today. LOL

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August 5th, 2011 by ptinfrance

dessert in dijon france
Portions are undoubtedly getting bigger in France. This dessert is so huge you have to eat it with an ice cream scoop.

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July 17th, 2011 by ptinfrance

wasabi cheese in france
I guess you would call that a melding of cultures.

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June 28th, 2011 by ptinfrance

sunflowers in provence france
No wonder Van Gogh hung around Provence.

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June 18th, 2011 by ptinfrance

planking pope palace palais des papes avignon france
My family and I decided to bring planking (à plat ventre) back to France…at least for a short while.

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May 20th, 2011 by ptinfrance

elephant head in france
Looking for elephants in France? There’s at least part of one at the Chateau de Prye.

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March 29th, 2011 by ptinfrance

savon de marseille soap french
Savon de Marseille

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March 14th, 2011 by ptinfrance

palais des papes
Palais des papes/Pope Palace – Avignon, France

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March 6th, 2011 by ptinfrance

It’s places like Château de Castelnaud (and the village Castelnaud-la-Chapelle) that make the Perigord one of my favorite regions to travel to in France. Alhough privately owned, it’s open to the public, and I highly recommend visiting the château and nearby countryside especially for the spectacular views from the castle/fortress of the surrounding area and the Dordogne River. From atop the fortress, you can see the châteaux of Beynac and Marqueyssac and the medieval village of La Roque-Gageac. NOTE: Like most smaller French villages I feature on this blog, you’ll need a car to get here and explore the vast Black Perigord.

Château de Castelnaud is a treasure trove filled with fascinating history and trivia as well as beautiful medieval architecture.
chateau de castelnaud black perigord dordogne southwest france
Château de Castelnaud (website)
Musée de la guerre au Moyen Âge
24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle France
Telephone: +33 (0)5 53 31 30 00
GPS :44°48’57.59’’ N

Here’s a slideshow of photos I took of Château de Castelnaud:

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March 3rd, 2011 by ptinfrance

chalk graffiti in honfleur france
Erasable Graffiti seen in Honfleur, France.

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February 13th, 2011 by ptinfrance

the forest art exhibit in arles
This photo’s from an art exhibit (sculptures and paintings) we went to called, “Terre, Arbres & Forêts” (Earth, Trees & Forests) – artwork by artist/filmmaker Vincent Lajarige. This is one of the coolest venues for an exhibition held inside the Chapelle Sainte-Anne in Arles.


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February 3rd, 2011 by ptinfrance

roanne france

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January 2nd, 2011 by ptinfrance

moulure in dijon

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November 6th, 2010 by ptinfrance

pigs feet pied en gelee french food france
I know what you’re thinking: these jellified halved pigs’ feet look scrumptious.

Related: What the French Say About Pigs

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