Lille is located in the Northern part of France in the Flanders region. It is situated close to the border of Belgium and has a strong Flemish feel about it that reminded me a lot of Brussels.
Lille's arc de triomphe, once referred to as the "door of the sick" was built in 16
It's been a while since my last post. Lately, I have been busy and bored and generally uninspired to write anything. Maybe it's the rain? Maybe it's the gloomy cloud filled skies that make me want to sleep for days on end? Or maybe it's nothing more than my own lathargy and lack of enthusiasm? Anyw
This past weekend my wife and I had the pleasure of visiting the Chateau Veux-le-Vicomte, a French palace located just outside of Paris in the small town of Maincy France.
The estate, which was opened to the public in 1967, is the largest privately owned chateau in the country.
The tour of the ch
Anytime that I travel to a city where I know Invader has been, I immediately begin searching the streets for his artwork. I know that it is likely to be scattered throughout the city so I often wonder if I'll even be able to spot one along our journey.
For those of you who have no idea who I am r
Steeped in history and old world charm, Rouen was one of the most beautiful and interesting cities that I have visited in France. It is certainly a must see destination for anyone traveling to the country.
The old historical part of the city is characterized by narrow cobblestone streets that are
It almost seems as though every town within the country of France contains a cathedral by the name of Notre Dame. There is even one in the town in which I am currently living. Though I am sure that there is an obvious reason for many of the churches in the country to be named as such, I myself unfo
The Abbey of Jumièges is located in a small village in Northern France in the Seine valley. Its about 30 minutes away from the charming city of Rouen, and for me, about 2.5 hours away home.
The drive to the site is long but scenic, and depending on which direction you enter the village, may invol
Standing on a sidewalk in Paris, a small orange pixilated alien catches my eye. Its perched beside a large blue street sign on the corner of a building. It sits approximately 12 feet off the ground, placed there by someone with a ladder or maybe with help from a friend who offered them a boost.
With over 7 million visitors paying to climb it each year, the Eiffel tower is one of the most visited monuments in the world.
My first time experiencing the tower happened a few weeks ago on a trip to the city with my wife and a few friends. Though I was admittedly a little underwhelmed when the t
On a recent trip to Paris my wife and I, along with a few friends of ours, stopped in at the Musée Rodin - home of the many works of the French Sculpter Auguste Rodin (1840-1917).
The museum is set in the mansion where Rodin lived from 1908 until his death in 1917. The home was formally turned int
Stepping inside from the cold wet rain our tour started with us heading down a winding staircase that eventually began to feel like it was never going to end. The constant motion of walking in a counterclockwise direction without a break has a sort of dizzying effect. The interesting thing about en
Two Sundays ago while my wife and I were visiting the town of Soisson France and after we visited the Abbey of St. Jean des Vignes, we headed over to the Cathedral of Saint Gervais, located just a few minutes walk down the road. My wife and I had been to a few churches and Cathedrals in France at th