The French Resistance Worker Josephine Baker is probably best known for her success as a dancer and singer who famously performed in a ‘skirt’ made of artificial bananas. Less known is the fact that she was a resistance worker for her adopted country, France, and was even awarded the Legion of Honour in 1961 in… Read More Josephine Baker, The French Resistance and Her Chateau in France
It might surprise you to know that the Palace of Versailles wasn’t actually the highlight of our recent visit. Mr 10 and I really enjoyed the Chateau, however, Mr Husband got the condensed experience as he had to keep up with Miss 7 who was on a mission to win a prize for sprinting her way… Read More Unexpected Versailles Highlights for Kids (and Adults)
Dungeons, trébuchets and medieval weaponry – what more could you ask for? Put this medieval fortress at the top of your must-visit list! It’s one of the best known and most visited chateaux in the region, if not in France.
The Palace of Versailles, wow. Two words: stunning and overwhelming. This place oozes grandeur, opulence, extravagance. We’ve never seen anything quite like it. Footballers’ wives eat your heart out! Apparently half of France’s GDP was spent on the Palace. It actually started out as a fairly modest hunting lodge until King Louis XIV became its owner… Read More Visit Versailles with Kids: How to Preserve Your Sanity
It was November time and we needed something in the diary to look forward to come 2015… so… hubby found an amazing deal with Novotel in La Rochelle – a family room with breakfast for 4 at €55 per night. So there we had it… deal done… we booked up two nights for the forthcoming… Read More Rocking La Rochelle!