Nothing says romance like French Champagne…

The Very Best of French Champagne – ☆☆☆ “Come quickly! I’m tasting the stars…” – Dom Perignon ☆☆☆.
The essence of luxury, sophistication, seduction… A golden elixir, with delightful bubbles and crisp complex flavors. Champagne is the essence of joy. When you pop open a bottle of Champagne, you are making a decisive statement. It’s a celebration, and if you are looking for romance, than champagne is a must!

GGG’s Route du Mimosa Itinerary

The Scenic “Route du Mimosa”

Le soleil en hiver…

Get ready for a real treat! This scenic route offers a sublime landscape with quaint villages, golden blooms, climbing mountaintops, green valleys, and a beautiful coastline. All set to bright skies (hopefully), the deep blue sea, and a backdrop of snow topped mountains. Don’t forget that with the Massif du Tanneron in full bloom from January through March, the best way to enjoy this magnificent scenery is by foot. Get out of the car and get exploring! 130km (80 miles) of wonderfulness…

Friday Fun Facts - C'est Les Soldes

Friday Fun Facts – C’est Les Soldes!

Did you know??? For a period of six weeks in the winter and again in spring, France’s retailers put their lingering unsold stock on sale for the savvy to pick up at serious discounts. From Wednesday January 11th through Tuesday February 21st, 2017.

Clearance sales began with the advent of the first department stores in Paris, the earliest dating back to 1784. Retailers needed a way to dispose of surplus inventory to clear the way for new merchandise. An idea dreamed up by François Mannoury to spur buying, the first official clearance sales were held at the “Petit Saint Thomas” in the mid 1800’s. He was also the creator and first to offer sales by correspondence.

Friday Fun Facts – The Guillotine

The last execution by Guillotine in France happened not so long ago… The Guillotine was designed by the surgeon Antoine Louis inspired by devices found in Italy. Dr. Louis perfected his new toy by practicing on the corpses left behind by his botched surgeries and a few sheep (dinner?). It was first presented to the French in 1789 by his friend the Doctor Joseph Guillotin from where it gets its name.

French Beauty Secrets Revealed - Cult Favorites

French Beauty Secrets Revealed

The Secrets behind French Beauty Skin Care.

French women are known not only for the amazing sense of style, but also for their beautiful skin. How do they manage to have such glowing healthy skin throughout their lives? What French beauty secrets are they hiding??? To begin with, French Women know that being beautiful is not only about looking beautiful, but more importantly about FEELING beautiful and confident.

Friday Fun Facts - Rue du Chat qui Peche

Friday Fun Facts – Parisian Street Names

Street name use began in Paris in the 14th century. At first written on canvas and hung off buildings, then followed much later in 1761 by the now famous blue enamel plates. Before the numbering system came along, the only way to locate a home or business was exclusively by its street name. The “Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche” (“Street of the Cat that Fishes”) is the narrowest street in Paris (1,80 meters – about 6’ft), and one of the oldest.