Posted by: cindystephenson | June 4, 2008

Sojourn to Paris

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I’ll be in Paris for the next 10 days on holiday, and with limited access to a computer.  It means I’ll be back to a more regular “posting” schedule upon my return.

Planning for the trip to Paris has been loads of fun. In order to keep this post on topic (since it is about PR), I’ll share some of the blogs I’ve been following in the days leading up to my departure.

French Word-A-Day, by Kristin Espinasse, an American who now lives in France, with her husband, Jean-Marc, and two children. They met while she was in France on a language exchange program from Arizona State University. Each post is titled, A Day in a French Life. It’s a wonderful site to learn about French language and culture.

Chocolate and Zucchini is a blog written by Clotilde Dusaulier, a 20-somethig Parisian woman who lives in Montmartre and shares her passion for all things food-related. Chocolate and Zuchinni is one of the most popular cooking blogs ever, pulling in thousands of readers every day. This has meant several books and a dream career as a food writer. Her blog is available in French and English, so it’s also a great way to practice your French, and her recipes are irresistable.

Dispatches from France is written by a woman, Vivi, who moved to France after falling in love and marrying a Frenchman, Steph. She offers lots of tips on adapting to life in France, and has an extensive blog roll of fellow “transplants”.

Paris is a vibrant, exciting city, so full of history. I’m excited about the trip. We have a busy schedule once we get there, trying to take in as much as we can.

What about you? Do you have a favourite city to visit? Any special memories? Please feel free to share something here. 

Photo credit: Alain Guichard – le pont Neuf, la passerelle des Arts et le palais du Louvre



  1. Bonjour! I love Paris and have blogged about it quite a lot lately. If I may, I would like to recommend two books:
    A serious one: “Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong” by Nadeau and Barlow
    A very funny one: “A Year in the Merde” by Stephen Clarke
    Voila, C’est tout!

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