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Madame Grès - Paris Couture from the 1930's
Madame Grès' intricately worked, asymmetric designs accompanied by their sketches and fashion photographs present the timeless output of her Paris workshop. They are on display amongst the sculptures in Paris' Musée Bourdelle.
Road Rules in France
If you’re just passing through, not setting up house and home in France, then you won’t have to suffer the costs both monetarily and time-wise of attaining a French drivers license. Never the less, you need to be aware of the difference in road rules.
The Bataille des Fleurs Parade
Marching bands serenade showers of carnations and roses at Antibes’ Battle of Flowers.
The Privilege of Driving in France
In France driving is considered a luxury. Neither coming nor going, I resigned myself to going through the whole arduous process of obtaining a French permit. While the rules aren't dramatically different, the aggravations seem to be never ending.
Eating Vegetarian in France
The French are very attached to their meat so vegetarianism seems alien. I was surprised to learn that their interpretation of eating vegetarian even includes fish. A list of my favorite addresses and ideas for vegetarian options in traditional restaurants will help you avoid disappointment.
Rock en Seine in Rain Boots
A choicely placed last hurrah of the summer, Rock en Seine Festival is a well-organized, eclectic assortment of music loosely grouped into the genre of rock.
Tombees du Camion – Shopping in Paris
An off the beaten path wander around the neighbourhood surrounding Montmartre in Paris’ 18th arrondissement with a peek into the treasure trove of unique objects at Tombées du Camion.
The Gorges du Verdon - Weekends Away
Rugged canyon roads wind through dozens of sleepy towns along the way in, but the view from the top is the reason most visit Europe's largest canyon. Families picnic and paddleboat around reservoirs and sports like canyoning and hydrospeed are practiced where the river runs freely.
Surrealism in Houston's Menil Collection
Those that find museums overwhelming will appreciate the diversity and accessibility of Houston's Menil Collection, an unlikely hodgepodge of Surrealist art and its more primal influences.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Book Review
The novel, historical fiction set in 1930’s Paris, is delivered by 12 year old Hugo who lives within the train station walls and spends his days winding the clocks and pouring through his journal in an attempt to mend a robot that may carry his father’s last words.
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