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Paris in the spring, the Statue of Liberty and more for the weekend!

paris in the spring

I have a confession! Apart from being the editor of The Good Life France (THE best job in the world!) I’m also a professional travel writer but – I’ve never been on a cruise! However, at the beginning of April I’ll be taking the train to Dijon in Burgundy for a bit of sightseeing and to explore this beautiful town. With train ticket prices from SNCF at a crazy spring price I’d be mad not to let the train take the strain and at just 2.5 hours from Paris it’s much quicker than driving. In Dijon I’m meeting some new friends and I’ll be spending a weekend on a barge on the Burgundy Canal for my first ever cruise and I can’t wait!

This week we’ve had glorious sunshine in my part of France and it really feels like spring has sprung – and we’ve been sharing some lovely photos on Facebook to prove it! One of the most popular photos was of an enclosed garden of an abandoned house in my village (above), I know nothing about the house, it has been empty for many years but the garden is thriving and the wild flowers and weeds look beautiful.

Talking of flowers – it is Mother’s Day in the UK next Sunday (30th March) and here are our 5 best places to take your Mum for a day trip to France.  Lille, Paris, Le Touquet, St Omer and Calais – places to spoil Mum rotten with a lovely lunch and a box of delicious French chocolate!

Bisous from France
Editor of The Good Life France

This week’s fantastic features:

5 Fabulous things to do in Paris in the spring – it is officially Spring, and that means time to get out and enjoy the best of Paris – whether its a wander in the Rue Moufettard, a picnic in the park, people watching at a pavement café or a whole lot more!

The charm of the Nice countryside –  Tim Beecroft says take time off from the beaches and chill in the beautiful countryside…

Top Events in April – what’s on and where in France, all the top events and some that are a little more unusual!

Fascinating French history of the Statue of Liberty  – Margo Lestz, inspired by the Statue of Liberty that has been erected in Nice, looks at the remarkable history of this iconic lady and we share 20 interesting facts about the Statue of Liberty

Expats adventure in the Charente-Maritime – we meet Karen Burns-Booth an expat who writes a very popular food blog called Lavender and Lovage and she shares one of her favourite recipes with us: Cassoulet of duck confit legs – the perfect French summer salad version

Our Writing Competition is open for a few more weeks – if you haven’t entered yet – don’t hesitate, you could win a really great 10 week online creative writing course with the experts at WritingClasses.co.uk…

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