France on Fridays: Sur La Route Encore

LES DEUX AMIS EN FRANCE On the Road Again • Friday, June 9 In the morning, we say good-bye to Honfleur and head southeast, back towards Paris and on to Provins, a walled Medieval town that is our half-way point on the way to Annecy. We are travel-weary, having explored non-stop Paris and now Normandy […]

France on Fridays: Tapisserie et Tripe

LES DEUX AMIS EN FRANCE Tapestry and Tripe • Thursday, June 8 Today we are off to Bayeux, home to the famous Bayeux tapestry, a 20” by 230’ embroidered cloth which narrates the 1066 Norman invasion of England. It is a “must see,” according to my sister. Bayeux is west of Honfleur, north of Caen, […]

France On Fridays: Les Américains

LES DEUX AMIS EN FRANCE Une Observation, 2006 We sat, harborside, in the small town of Honfleur. After a whirlwind, five-day visit to Paris, DeLinda and I both breathed deeply with the slower pace of this village along the northern coast of France. A large bowl of fresh, steaming mussels sat before us as we […]

France on Fridays: Le Voyage de la Route!

LES DEUX AMIS EN FRANCE Road Trip! • Tuesday, June 6 In the morning, we gather our things, say goodbye to our petite chambre, and enjoy our final breakfast at Hôtel Rochambeau. We wait patiently, then, in the lobby for our taxi. Some 45 minutes later, it arrives and the driver not-so-kindly tosses our luggage […]