Happy New Year! -Girl Gone Gallic
Paris undergoes a brilliant transformation during the holidays… It is one of my very favorite times to visit Paris. There’s never a better time than during the holidays for Paris to live up it’s name “The City of Lights”.
Have you heard of the Witch Trials in Aix-en-Provence? Beginning in the early 1600’s, cases of nuns and priests under demonic possession ended in burning’s at the stake. The priest was “kindly” granted the mercy of strangulation before being burned to ashes. The hysterics quickly spread to other villages and parts of France.
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!
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…