What To Do

Information about things to do and places to see in France


Our Parisian Address Book

Close friends of ours are heading back for their third visit to Paris. It’s been a little while since they’ve travelled to the gorgeous city, so they are keen to find out about our favourite spots to shop and to eat. Given they fly next week, I decided that I’d better get my act together […]

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Three Of Our Favourite Parisian Brasseries

I’ve mentioned before that I am a sucker for well known Parisian brasseries. Give me just the suggestion of dining in Paris during La Belle Époque and I’m there – no matter how touristy the restaurant. I’m even willing to overlook the sometimes less than great food and occasionally, the not so fabulous service just […]


Four Days In Paris – The Big Names

  A colleague of mine is lucky enough to be spending four days in Paris soon. She has asked if she can catch up with me as she’d like my advice on what she should do while she is there. I’ve been thinking about how best to answer her. And – believe it or not […]


A Parisian Gem – Basilique Cathédrale de Saint – Denis

It’s time for me to finish up our little series of Parisian gems. And today I’m keen to share the Basilique Cathédrale de Saint – Denis with you all. Like the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Musée Carnavalet, the Basilica of Saint – Denis offers visitors a different taste of Paris. Legend has it that […]


A Parisian Gem – Musée Carnavalet

A little while back, I shared my first Parisian gem – the Musée de l’Orangerie. Through this series of posts I am looking to shed light on some Parisian sights that many people would have heard of but might not had the opportunity to visit. Today I’d like to let you in on one of […]


Want More Reasons To Visit Sancerre?

We’ve just spent a fabulous weekend in Sydney, staying with some close friends who moved up there a little while ago. We hadn’t caught up with them properly since we got back from last trip, so there were lots of stories to share. Unsurprisingly, one of those stories centred around our enrolment in an immersion […]


A Parisian Gem – Musée de l’Orangerie

Monumental understatement coming up – there is a lot to see and do in Paris. You’d certainly need a substantial amount of time in Paris if you wanted to tick off all the big and small ‘must sees’ in one visit. As a result, most visitors understandably prioritise their precious time, concentrating on either the […]


Check Out Our Makeover – An Amazing Day With A Fabulous Photographer

If you’ve checked out our website lately, you might have noticed that we’ve undergone a mini makeover. There are some new photographs popping up here and there and I just have to share where they have come from. Scott and I had always dreamed of doing a professional photo shoot in Paris. We’d seen so […]


What To Wear If You Want To Look Like A Local In Paris

It’s funny. So many people love travelling to Paris (or they would love to travel there someday). And while they are in Paris they are more than happy to take in the big name tourist sights. Yet (unsurprisingly) no one wants to actually look like a tourist. It’s the big dilemma – how can you […]


Another Champagne House To Visit – Ruinart

It’s time for the last instalment in our little ‘do-it-yourself tour of Champagne‘ series. And today I want to share our Ruinart experience with you all. Following our visit to Veuve Clicquot, we walked back into the centre of Reims where we ate lunch and visited the famous cathedral. We then wandered back to Ruinart, […]


The Palais-Royal. Discover Why It’s My Favourite Parisian Drawcard

I never thought I’d ever be able to name a favourite place in Paris. When we first visited Paris I loved absolutely everything, and equally. But over the years one special Parisian landmark has drawn me back again and again. In fact, it is now the only place I definitely have to spend time in […]


Let’s Talk Guided Tours Of France

I talk to stacks of people who really, really want to visit France but who, at the same time, are entirely overwhelmed by the entire idea. They are more than a bit put off by things like a lack of French language skills, the challenge of finding decent accommodation and the whole issue of not […]


A Must Visit – Veuve Clicquot

Ok, so a little while ago I shared how we managed to get ourselves to the Champagne region of France, and how we got around once we were there. Now, let’s get to the good stuff – the Champagne houses themselves. Because we were keen to visit the crayeres or chalk mines, we ended up […]


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La Gare Paris

There are so many restaurants in Paris, choosing where to eat can sometimes seem like a bit of gamble. You want to get value for money from every travel dollar, while at the same time finding something authentic and yummy. And you absolutely want to avoid tourist traps. As a result, I’m always on the […]


Our Do-It-Yourself Visit To Champagne

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve always been quite surprised by how long it took us to visit France’s Champagne region. Especially given how much we enjoy the famous local product. I always thought that we would have to do a tour of the area, but I could never find one that quite suited our needs. […]