LIVING IN FRANCE

Two years ago, I took a semester off from school and decided I wanted to study abroad. It was the quickest process I’d ever been through. I decided, called, applied, boarded plane, arrived. Seriously so simple, I didn’t want to lose time thinking about whether or not It was a good idea. And I’m so glad I didn’t. I’ve never looked back. Studying abroad was the best decision I’d made in my time in college. Over the summer I had attended a two-week study abroad to Paris for culinary school. While my time there, I had a host family in which I became incredibly close…

VEULES LES ROSES, FRANCE

One of my favorite little towns I got to visit while in France was Veules-les-Roses. It’s located in Northern France, Upper Normandy. This cute town offers a variety of scenic views, with many ponds, and rivers along the way. It is known for the artists who come here and paint. As you walk through this village you can smell the fresh bread being baked, crepes being made, and fresh coffee. Veules-les-Roses feels like a vacation town, people come here to relax, ride their bike and enjoy the beach, of course when it’s not 30 degrees. Also if you’re located in Rouen, it’s only about a…

CIAO CIAO

So we all know it’s impossible to go to France and not visit Paris. The last few days of my stay in France, we headed over to Paris where we stayed at Hotel Ibis Paris Place d’Italie. I just want to mention that on my way to Paris, I felt like I was in a city similar to Los Angeles. It was about a two-hour drive from Rouen. Since I was only in Paris for three days, everything had to be squeezed in, in order to have time to see everything. I got to visit the beautiful Sainte-Chapelle, which is a royal medieval Gothic church.…

ETRETAT, FRANCE

Let me introduce you to one of my favorite places visited while my stay in France. Etretat, if you’ve heard it or seen it then you know why it’s my favorite. If you haven’t, then you must. I have never visited a place more dreamy, and fascinating in my life. I wanted to enjoy the moment to the fullest but I wanted to capture tons of pictures to relive it later on. We hiked to the tiptop of the cliff, I honestly thought my legs were not going to make it, but they did and the view was so worth the burn. Everything that was…

MUSEE DES BEAUX ARTS, FRANCE

While my stay in France, one of the places we got to visit in both Rouen and Paris were Museums. In Rouen, one of the days consisted of visiting the Musee des Beaux Arts. I for one never include museums as part of my trips when I travel, but this time I’m glad we did. What I enjoyed most about this museum is that every room had a different artistic style, which really allowed me to get a deep understanding of the arts. The first room we entered was the sculptures. I was completely shocked at how beautiful and large these sculptures are in person.…

NORMANDY, FRANCE

One of the days in France, we took a 2-hour drive to Caen for the Normandy Centre Historique. We saw a variety of artifacts from the battle, alone with films, letters, clothes, and a 20-minute movie on D-Day beach. Some of these letters were dated back to 1944’s. Afterwards we took a 40-minute bus drive to Omaha Beach where we sat in the most beautiful hill to eat our lunch overlooking the beach. It was the most peaceful and serene experience I’ve probably ever had. While in Omaha Beach we got to visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial where I got the honor to…