La Ferme Saint Siméon is a luxury 5-star hotel in Honfleur. Continue reading “La Ferme Saint Simeon, France”
Fifteen kilometers from Bayeux in the village of Crépon,
lies a 13th century farmhouse called Ferme de la Rançonnière. Continue reading “Ferme de la Rançonnière, France”
Opening any guide book of France, you won’t find much information on Rennes. This is because the capital city of Brittany suffered a great deal during World War II and much of it had to be rebuilt. A fire in 1720 also destroyed most of its timbered houses, sparing a few.
The best show of festival 2013 was at Place des Terreaux, where lights were projected on two historical buildings around the square – namely Lyon City Hall
And Saint-Pierre Palace, a former Benedictine convent turned Museum of Fine Arts.
The award-winning show transformed the square into a remote planet where the “Prince of Lights” was the only inhabitant, who plunged into darkness by swallowing the light. The facades of the buildings swung and swayed as he explored exotic regions on the back of a giant insect, amidst sprawling plants, and under the starry sky. Continue reading “Fête des Lumières – Cont’d”
At night fall, the festival begins.
According to the program, there are 78 performances, displays and light shows around the city of Lyon. It is daunting, if not impossible, to see all in one night. So we decided to focus on one area and see as much as possible in that area.
Since we were already in Vieux Lyon, we started the walk from there…
Then we moved across the Bonaparte bridge, following the opening theme of Lawrence of Arabia (see video recording below), to this grand symphony show on the banks of the Saône river. Continue reading “Fête des Lumières – Lyon, France”
December 7th, 2013, we arrived in Lyon
Mistral is a famous northwesterly wind in the south of France.
Frédéric Mistral is a Nobel Price winning writer and poet – who led the movement to revive Provencal language and literature in the late 19th century.
Walking on Grand Rue Frédéric Mistral, in a cold blustery day, is a mere coincidence. Continue reading “Les Baux-de-Provence”
The mistral blows…
Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Continue reading “Sur le Pont d’Avignon”
Exactly how many towers and turrets stand in the walled city of Carcassonne? I lost count.