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Architecture, Ardèche, Cafe, Charming, chestnuts, Food, France, French, History, Joyeuse, marché, market, marrons, Rhone-Alpes, Travel, Village

Joyeuse: Summer in Ardèche

Joyeuse is a medieval village in Ardèche, France. It’s hard to believe that its population is about 2,000, because on Wednesdays the village is bustling with visitors attending the largest market in Ardèche. The market is held every Wednesday and there are over 500…

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La Ferme des Frères Perrel / The Perrel Brothers’ Farm
La Ferme des Frères Perrel / The Perrel Brothers’ Farm
La Ferme des Frères Perrel / The Perrel Brothers’ Farm
La Ferme des Frères Perrel / The Perrel Brothers’ Farm
Architecture, Auvergne, Charming, Eco Museum, France, Haute-Loire, History, Picnic, Rhone-Alpes, Travel, Village

La Ferme des Frères Perrel / The Perrel Brothers’ Farm

On a drizzly August day in the Haute-Loire region of France, we drove through the Auvergne hills and reached La Ferme des Frères Perrel. One thing I love about visiting this type of place is that it is off the…

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Silk Industry in Lyon
Silk Industry in Lyon
Silk Industry in Lyon
Silk Industry in Lyon
Silk Industry in Lyon
Fabric, France, History, Inspiration, Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, Silk, Travel

Silk Industry in Lyon

The city of Lyon is not far from my husband’s home village and we like to hang out there when we go to France. The two rivers,  the Saône and the Rhône, divide the arrondissements (neighborhoods) into three sections. Vieux Lyon,…

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