Normandy – A Historic and Gastronomic Destination

Normandy - A Land of History, Beautiful Landscape and Rich Gastronomy: Situated in the northwest of France, Normandy (Normandie in French) is a region blessed with stunning coastlines, windswept beaches and lush pastoral land. The quintessential image of Normandy is of beautiful landscape, … [Read more...]

Mémorial de Caen – A Museum Dedicated to Peace

All About The D-Day Landing and the Battle for Caen at the Caen Memorial : The town of Caen in Normandy saw a lot of action during World War II, a war which reduced Europe to a rubble.  During the Normandy invasion and the one hundred days of fierce battle, Caen found itself at the centre stage of … [Read more...]

A Seine River Cruise to the Normandy Coast

See the sights of Paris and Northern France on a Seine River Cruise: If enjoying the sights of Paris, cruising on the Seine River and the opportunity to explore the Normandy coast sounds appealing, a Paris and Normandy Seine River Cruise may fit the bill. Several river cruise companies offer … [Read more...]

French Cheeses – Where They’re Produced

Gourmet French Cheeses you could easily get addicted to: Today, I was tried three French cheeses that were new to me.  I must say that they were absolutely delicious and confirms that the French are undoubtedly the greatest cheese makers in the world. The three that I tasted … [Read more...]

Food in Western France

Food in Western France: a brief gastronomical tour! Normandy; Brittany; the Loire Valley. Rouen; Caen; Bayeux; Cherbourg; Mont-St-Michel; St Malo; Rennes; Nantes; Angers; Tours; Saumur; Vouvray; Amboise; Le Mans; Chartres; Orleans. Food in Western France will get you … [Read more...]

Travel to France

Travel to France for a Europe Tour with Joie de Vivre! There's a lot more to France than Paris and Provence. Travel to France involves a journey into the whole French way of looking at the world, and life. Not for nothing do we use the french words "savoir-faire" and "joie de vivre"! France … [Read more...]