In the end of all the places to visit in Provence, the village of Goult in the Vaucluse turned out to be the perfect place for not one, but two lunches. You see lunch sometimes gives us trouble when traveling in France. Not the kind of trouble you hear tales of beleaguering the digestive systems of … Read more
Petite Bretagne. Little Britain. The region of many beaches and meandering coastlines is home to some of the most varied and delectable cuisine that France has to offer. From crepes for breakfast to the dinners of “fruits de mer” (shellfish, or as the French call them – fruits of the sea), Brittany is a region … Read more
Good morning from Queensland, Australia! In this month’s edition of Around the Belle-es-sphere we’re heading to Provence, Budapest, California, and Italy through the words and photos of our Belle friends from around the globe. We start with a beautiful weekend getaway in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence by Tuula: Weekend in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Belle Provence Travels, 16 February 2014, France … Read more
My best friend and I were in Languedoc-Roussillon, a region of southern France that is often overlooked in favor of the far more popular Riviera. For the discerning travel belle, however, Languedoc-Roussillon is the place to be. It’s got all the sand, sea and sun of the Riviera, but with the addition of the Pyrenees and charming towns barely touched by tourism.
Galerie Lafayette + Food = LOVE! More than scarves and perfume await you here: I wouldn’t really consider myself a serious shopper. I usually have a get-in/get-out game plan when I go to department stores that used to see me hitting the 50% off rack at Macy’s and leaving with a few of INC’s finest … Read more
Where to eat in Paris’ 6th to 10th arrondissements without breaking the bank can be a difficult question. Never fear: Travel Belles is here! You may also like: Budget Restaurants In Paris 6th arrondissement The 6th arrondissement is a great location for shopping; the boutiques along Rue du Four are particularly worth exploring, but you’ll need somewhere to grab … Read more
To help you get inspired for your trip to Paris, you should see the French capital on screen before you arrive. Here are our top five films to watch before Paris. Amélie One of the most internationally successful French Films, Amélie shot its star, Audrey Tatou, to worldwide fame in 2001. A portrait of Paris … Read more
When we go to Paris we are determined to climb almost every flight of stairs we can pay to go up. This is understandable. We climb them all because that is what we do.
Back at the hotel, I fish out my copy of Time Out Paris, which is luckily still in the bin (I paid 8 dollars for it!) and turn to section on The Marais. Of course, the Place des Vosges, the Bains du Marais, and the Hotel de la Ville are all listed inside, but the descriptions seem flat and empty. I’m ready to throw it back in the bin when I remember that all guidebooks are flat…that’s why we go to the places and don’t just buy the guidebooks! I suppose I’ll keep this one for a little longer after all in the hopes that there are other gems waiting to be discovered.