After our first self-piloted canal cruise, people asked me whether or not someone new to boating can do this type of vacation. Can a total beginner handle a canal boat? What’s a good beginner canal cruise?
My parents are here for the rest of the week and we all just got back from a big trip down south. We did our second canal cruise aboard a Nicols boat and I’ll be telling you all about that soon. Until then, I’m sharing photos from our pit stops before and after our cruise in Carcassonne and Saint Emilion.
Everything is constantly changing around us, including the people. Our environment factors in to how we adapt and evolve and sometimes it’s for the best. I’ve been in France now for 5 years and life in France has changed my life for the better in ways big and small. French culture, language learning and more have made me a more open person.
Wow, Oui In France turns 5 this month! To celebrate, I teamed up with Rolser and they’re giving two readers an awesome prize. Want to win a Rolser shopping trolley?
I’m surprised this funny exchange about French bread took 5 years to happen. At first, I wasn’t sure if it…
When I moved to France, there are all kinds of everyday things that confuse me. I felt like my adult self was tossed back to infancy in some ways. From French culture, to the language to general know-how, moving to France as a foreigner can be pretty confusing.
Do mosquitoes feast on you when the weather gets warm? If so, we’re in the same boat. Over the past couple…
This is me reflecting on 5 years in France. Truth be told, this post has been in my drafts folder for months. I kept starting it and then deleting what i’d written not sure what I should say or how I should say it.
If you ask me what my favorite store in France is, Picard would quickly come to mind. The frozen food giant is like nothing I’d ever experienced in the USA, and I make weekly visits (or as often as my little freezer will allow). Why is Picard in France so special and what do they sell?
Starbucks are pretty similar when it comes to branding no matter where you are, but there are some marked differences between Starbucks in France versus the USA.
Sometimes Mother Nature likes to tease us with glimpses of an early spring. This weekend was gorgeous, in the 50s out and sunny. We headed west to a Loire-Atlantique beach.
Here are 7 weird French pharmacy products that I’ve come across. But hey, they’re all in the name of beauty and health.
My post on things you can do in France that you can’t in the USA was a hit, so here’s the reverse: Things you can do in the USA that you can’t in France.
From silly mistakes and misunderstandings to general “good to know” posts for those of you coming to France, I delight in writing about French cultural differences. As I near my 5th year of blogging at Oui In France, I’m rounding up a big list of my favorite posts on French culture. Some are old and have gotten buried in the archives and some are more recent.
Even on an overcast day, Rochefort-en-Terre is spectacular. The Brittany village located in the Morbihan department was voted “Le Village…
No one wants to embarrass themselves at a multicultural Christmas dinner (or ever)…. but if you’re not careful, that’s exactly what you might do. Let me tell you my story about eating soup in France.
Does French food make you weak in the knees? Check out this interactive gourmet food map of France to discover your favorites and a few new dishes!
I’ve always loved grocery shopping and my outings to French grocery stores delight me even 5 years in. There’s always something new to be discovered. I respect the fact that people have their own eating habits and preferences but I can’t say you’ll ever see me willingly ingest any of the meat at French grocery stores you see below.
Tom, Dagny, my in-laws and I just got back from a long weekend in Brittany (birthday gift to me) and yes, it still has that special sparkle. Here’s a quick recap.
I have the pleasure of introducing Emily Durand of Your Private Provence to you today. Until she wrote this post for my readers below, I had no idea that Provence is such a major player in France’s apple scene or that Emily and her family has acres and acres of apple orchards!