A Day Trip to Provins, France

medieval ramparts in Provins, France

Walking through one of France’s most well-preserved medieval towns Not to be confused with Provence located in the South of France, the medieval town of Provins became a UNESCO Heritage site in 2001. Many travel blogs and websites highly recommend Provins as a day trip from Paris. Provins can be easily reached from Paris via Transilien […]

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Trial by Fromage, Learning the Art of the French Meal

Farfalle with White and Green Asparagus and Tomatoes

I wasn’t prepared when I experienced a French family meal for the first time—it happened to be the first time I met my boyfriend’s family, less than 72 hours after landing in France. To say that I was nervous would be an understatement. I fought every impulse to reach over the table and keep the […]

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Bruce Museum Highlights Alfred Sisley, Impressionist in Exclusive Exhibit

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut showcases a rich array of Sisley’s works from private collections and major museums. After a recent visit to the Peabody Museum at Yale, I developed a curiosity to explore museums in Fairfield County. I’ve always seen the sign for the Bruce Museum on […]

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Understanding the Impact of the 2017 French Presidential Election

Last Sunday, the French people elected Emmanuel Macron as their nation’s president and took a stand against the growing populist influence. Macron, 39, won 66% of the vote over his opponent Marine Le Pen, the far-right National Front candidate. Although the media labels Macron as a centrist, he identifies himself as someone “of the left” […]

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