Chantilly – a chateau, a forest and an adventure

Chantilly is a beautiful town about 50kms north of Paris. It’s an easy 45mins drive or an hour by train. The town is famous for a number of things – the beautiful Ch√Ęteau de Chantilly, Chantilly cream and Chantilly lace! Chantilly cream is a delicious version of whipped cream that has been sweetened. There are several stories about the origin of this cream and how … Continue reading Chantilly – a chateau, a forest and an adventure

Paris to Bordeaux by train

Earlier this year in February, we decided to visit Bordeaux, yet another wine growing region of France (in an earlier post I talked about the Loire wine region). Bordeaux is located about 550kms from Paris and the easiest way to reach the city is by the high-speed TGV trains. These trains only take about 2.5hrs – driving takes about 5.5hrs – and are super comfortable. … Continue reading Paris to Bordeaux by train