Exploring the Champagne region

One of the last weekend trips we did before France was put under a strict lockdown, was to the renowned Champagne region. Located just 150 kms north-east of Paris, it can easily be covered in a day-trip or over a weekend, if you want to explore a little more. With about 22 trains running daily from Paris Gare de l’Est to Reims (pronounced as RANCE), … Continue reading Exploring the Champagne region

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

A day trip to Fontainbleau Forest & Barbizon

When you live in a concrete jungle, even one as beautiful as Paris, you need to get away from it all every now and then. Paris, just like London, is very well located in that aspect and is surrounded by gorgeous villages and countryside which can be reached within a few hours. An added incentive for us is that most of these villages are surrounded … Continue reading A day trip to Fontainbleau Forest & Barbizon