Monthly Archives: March 2012

French Stamps: Edward Hopper

When I first blogged about the 2012 French stamp program, I was surprised at how much interest the Edward Hopper (1882-1967) stamp garnered.  The stamp is part of this year’s Artistic series (série artistique).  While it was released on 3 … Continue reading

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Relaxing on Lake Geneva (Lac Léman)

We are having unseasonably warm weather here in France and a good part of Europe in general right now.  The kind of weather that makes you want to put aside all of your good intentions and mammoth to-do list and … Continue reading

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Oysters, Oysters Everywhere

While Tuesday was officially the first day of spring, I’ve been watching the change coming for the past couple of weeks–planting season has arrived, flowers are in bloom and the weather has taken a turn for the better!  We can … Continue reading

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Rome and the Vatican Part I

I’m ashamed to say that Rome and Vatican City were never at the top of my must-see list.  They were on the list but lost somewhere among a host of interesting places in the middle.  I was wrong to put … Continue reading

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Day Tripping: Château des ducs de Bretagne

Brittany has been a part of France for centuries but it still has a strong regional, historical and cultural identity all its own.  Fest Noz (think a night’s worth of traditional music, dancing and drinking for the entire family), Breton … Continue reading

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French Stamps: Portraits of Women

In honor of International Women’s Day, the French Post released a collection of 12 stamps featuring portraits of women last Thursday, March 8th.  Painting like so many other domains was considered an all-male field for centuries.  Women were considered great … Continue reading

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Dinard’s Beaches and the best views….

The past month and more particularly this past week have been crazy!  One of those periods where everything that can go wrong does, you ask yourself (again) how you managed to get involved in so many activities at one time, … Continue reading

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