The Fête de la Musique is held all over France as well as 32 other countries every June 21st to mark the beginning of the summer solstice, and we were lucky enough to be in Vaison-la-Romiane on that night, where we enjoyed street music of all genres.  (I say lucky because, well, my method for choosing our travel dates was the equivalent of hitting a bullseye while blindfolded.)  The first Fête was celebrated in Paris in 1982, so it’s a relatively new tradition by… Read more »

Three weeks in France can have a funny effect on people.  The kids had a great time, but longed for their own rooms and friends.  My hubbie, poor thing, was sick the entire time so he just wanted to get well, location was irrelevant.  As pour moi, I spent more than an insignificant amount of time crafting a plan to move all five of us and the dog to France.  First step, decide on a location: country or city?  The… Read more »