Brittany is still a winner, especially in the heat!

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In the summer, I love to take my little car and drive west with a few friends to visit. This year I went to château de Lassay, in Mayenne, with Hugues de Montalembert whose young cousins still inhabit this mid 15 th century military castle. Aymeri, Cecilia and their three super talented children (two girls are classicists at Ecole Normale … Read More

Happy Easter to all of you

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Don’t forget that next Sunday is Easter and in France we hide chocolates all around the house or in the garden for children to go on an egg hunt. Every pastry shop has chocolate eggs or hens, but some are prettier than others.

In Senlis, love conversation is the topic at musée de la Chasse.

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At a time when deer hunting is particularly criticized by environmental activists, two charming events took place this week which immediately result from this noble sports. A wonderful mass and concert at Eglise de la Trinité was celebrated on January 29 th, with over fifty “sonneurs” French horn players led by Nicolas Dromer and Eric Petit, taking turns with the organist … Read More

A coffee place which sells rare International cookies

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Brûlerie de Varenne is a tiny little shop not far from Hôtel Matignon where you can find Brigitte Macron’s family macarons, the Jean Trogneux macarons from Amiens… Of course you can order them online but for a last minute lunch it is fun to bring something few people have tasted in Paris, like the Spanish D. Sancho Melero cookies which … Read More

Happy New Year!

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There is nothing more uplifting than watching beauty whether in an art gallery or outside in a fabulous landscape. I travelled to La Gomera in Spain over the holidays, and the sunny weather and beautiful nature gave me more appetite for the numerous exhibitions and concerts taking place this winter. I wish you all, mu faithful readers,  light and happiness … Read More