The Adventures of a Traveling 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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Valentine's Day - One Last Tip - T'es Belle

One last ❤️ tip…

Don’t forget to tell her how beautiful she is… La chanson que n’importe quelle fille rêverait d’entendre de la part de son homme – pour la Saint Valentin et tous les jours de sa vie. T’es belle VOLO – Jours Heureux T’es belle quand tu sourisT’es belle tout le tempsT’es belle même quand tu risEt qu’on voit tes dents.T’es belle…

The Parisian Street Art Movement

Paris embraces Street Art… Otherwise known in French as the “Murs d’Expressions”, Parisian Street Art has revolutionized the art scene in Paris. Throughout the city, on street corners and down alleys, street art abounds. Street art, an artistic urban expression that used to involve sneaking around to avoid the ever-watchful eyes of the police and security cameras, has become so popularized…

Le Musée des Confluences - Beetle Bug or Robot?

A Futuristic Spaceship? Robotic Beetle? Floating Metallic Cloud???

Musée des Confluences A Museum of Knowledge and Iconic Gateway into Lyon Architecture Part of the redevelopment project of the area known as the Confluence in Lyon, and located directly on the artificial peninsula as you enter the city, the Confluence Museum startles and surprises in its architecture.  Designed by the Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au famous worldwide for their deconstructed architectural…

Found: French Shopping Paradise

All Across France – C’est les SOLDES ! This year I discovered the sales at the Factory Outlet Malls (“magasins d’usine”) – and that was a revelation. Everything is already discounted at outlet pricing which is typically around 20% to 30% off the regular price. But then during the bi-yearly sales you add another 50%, 60%, 70% off the already marked down price – and paradise you have found!