Sweet Fall

During this last Autumn break we stayed mainly in the countryside where we took full advantage of the joys of nature and Fall. Simple days, punctuated with board games, patisserie, long walks and Halloween preparation … Here is  a small flashback in pictures on these holidays,  which were also an opportunity for me to devote myself limitlessly to photography 😉   *** OUR HOME INTO THE WOODS   LIFE OUTSIDE   HALLOWEEN PARTY   ***   I hope you enjoyed…

Lisbon under Winter sun

Last week, we spent four days in beautiful Lisbon. We really fell in love with this heartbeating city, full of energy, constantly evolving between tradition and modernity. In the meantime, the city is very calm and peaceful, perfect for a family journey. I’d like to share with you here some of the places we loved, restaurants we enjoyed and lovely shops.  ***   ACCOMODATION We had the opportunity to be invited to the Martinhal Family Resorts, in the heart of Chiado. I have never seen such…

Barcelona in the Off-Season

I love visiting the Mediterranean countries off-season, especially during Autumn and Winter, when the light is still bright and energizing, while in Paris the sky is low and grey. At the beginning of November, we spent five days in Barcelona where we enjoyed a very mild weather and a beautiful light that reminded us of late summer. The idea was not only to enjoy the city, but also to relax and adopt a slow way of living to then come back to Paris with a…

Magical Salento

Last July, we spent two weeks in Salento, in the heel of the Italian boot. Some wonderful sunny holidays where we swimmed a lot and visited many lovely villages in the inland. The place full of olive trees, fragrant herbs, hibiscus and lush bougainvillea, is absolutely charming, A perfect incarnation of Mediterranean charm! The history of this former strategic land in Europe (the oil they produced was at the heart of the European economy) is as rich as its vegetation. You can find…

Venice enchantment

Two weeks ago, the five of us spent three days in Venice. Although we’re big fans of Italy, we have long hesitated before choosing this touristic destination. But the magic worked : we completely fell in love with this city, adults and children! Venice has kept, despite the influx of tourists, its charm and authenticity. Perhaps this is due to the mix of grandiose and abandoned palaces, chic cafes and local bars, or the laundry carelessly hanging from windows .. This mix of glamor, history…

Sunny memories from Ile-de-Ré

Almost every Spring, we like spending holidays on Ré island (Charentes Maritimes, Atlantic Coast). This time of year is my favorite  there : flowering trees, fragrant wildflowers, pretty wisteria … The light is vivid and the sun can be sometimes quite hot. You can find pretty vegetables and fresh Spring herbs on farmers markets…Last but not least, there are rather few bikes compared to summertime, which is quite good, because ccycling could even be dangerous in August. In short, it’s really the perfect time to…

London stroll

London Stroll. During our last family journey in London, we took our time to enjoy this beautiful city. We know quite well the city, but once more, we were completely charmed by its lush parks, its flowery pretty house, its healthy and family friendly tea rooms and coffee shops. It was also the occasion for discovering lovely children shops… We had a special crush for the North London : Primrose Hill and Hampstead. We really loved  its huge parks, its lovely streets…

Fabulous family journey in Le Perche, Normandy

Fabulous family journey in Le Perche, Normandy. During our Autumn holidays, we made a family break not far from Paris, in Le Perche (Normandy). We were absolutely charmed by the area : luxuriant nature, warm light, golden colors… And charming family hotel!  This is all I’d like to share with you here to have a breather before starting working again… We lived in a small village : Moutiers-au-Perche (2 hours from Paris downtown). There are lots of walking trails starting here…

San Sebastian with kids : our own selection

I’ve been visiting San Seabstian ( Spanish Basque Country) for more than 15 years and all along these years we has discovered many good children-oriented addressses and tips. KIDS’ ACTIVITIES The Aquarium : lots of amazing fishes, such as sharks, jelly fishes, manta rays… Just in the Old Port, not far from the famous Concha beach.  Monte Igeldo amusement park : a kind of retro park with lots of great merry-go-rounds and other attractions. For kids, teenagers ans bigger ones. From the site, sea view…