France on Fridays: Été sur Le Lac

LES DEUX AMIS EN FRANCE Summer on the Lake • Monday, June 12 It is warmer than expected here, as the spring weather we have enjoyed so far gives way to an incoming heat wave. There will be no snowballs in the Alps. Thankfully, the Made in India cotton tops we bought for 5€ at […]

France on Fridays: Choix d’un Pas Plus Lent

LES DEUX AMIS EN FRANCE Choosing a Slower Pace • Sunday, June 11 In the morning, we make our way to breakfast in a dining area not at all unfamiliar. No linen table cloths or fine china as in Honfleur or Paris. This is a Best Western, for sure, with a food-court ambiance as example. […]

France on Fridays: Visions de Monet et des Montagnes

LES DEUX AMIS EN FRANCE Visions of Monet and of Mountains • Saturday, June 10 Breakfast at the Hôtel aux Vieux Ramparts in Provins is splendid — a buffet of pastries and sausages, hard-boiled eggs and yogurt. The dining room is a magnificent stone-walled space, echoing the Medieval theme. It has redeemed itself, slightly, and […]