The Adventures of a Travelling Francophile

A new dawn, and with it new adventures… Girl Gone Gallic records the tales of my travels throughout France while working and travelling abroad. I love exploring the differences between cultures and everyday life. What better reward then to share these experiences with my family, friends, and fellow travelers? So join me in my travels, a little company is always welcome…

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Delightful Sweet Orange Crêpes Provençal

Looking for a fresh new dessert idea for a dinner party? Then try these delightful Orange Crepes Provencal, subtly flavored with Saffron – a delicious departure from regular crêpes. Why the Saffron? Although unknown to many, Saffron was first brought to France by the Romans and is still being produced in Provence. Harvest occurs in October, more on than it my next post…

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The Fashionable Hiker – French Style

When hiking, first and foremost, you must be well dressed…

I’m sure you have heard the best way to dress for hiking largely depends on the conditions you plan on hiking in … clothing that wicks away moisture with less coverage in the summer and extra insulating layers in the winter – blah blah blah, yawn!

I’m not talking about good hiking boots, and sunscreen here…Nope! I’m talking about STYLE! Make the frenchies proud of you by remembering every outing, no matter the season or the destination, is an opportunity for style. It’s the French way after all!

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Rustrel – The Wild West in Provence

Have you heard of the Colorado Provencal? The Wild West in Provence? Imagine the stunning colors of Arizona’s Grand Canyon at dusk, and you will have an idea of the beauty awaiting you. Sands in infinte shades red, orange, yellow, and even white glow under the bright golden sun of Provence against a bright blue sky. A site created through the fantastic joint efforts of Mother Nature and Man.

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Roussillon – A Very Colorful Day in Provence

The village of Roussillon is a tiny village filled with cafés and galleries selling pottery, art, and souvenirs. It is a quaint little village perched on top of a hillside, pigmented in red to match the nearby ochre mines and splendid against a sparkling blue sky. Roussillon is well worth a stopover to wander the narrow streets and enjoy the panoramic views, or for a light lunch or an ice cream, but the main attraction around here are the ochres mines…