Tag: Southern France

Je viens du sud. I come from the South. This summer, I went back where everything started, my hometown, Toulouse, or as it is known all over France, la Ville Rose, (the Pink City,) because of its magnificent red brick buildings. The 4th largest city in France, with the third largest student population, Toulouse is young,…

 Bonjour les amis, Les vacances are going smoothly here in my little corner of the French Riviera. The weather is ideal, around 85F during the day, and a balmy 70F at night. I could not ask for more. Nice is a gift that keeps giving. The city itself has enough to keep anyone busy and entertained,…

It is impossible to discuss French schools without mentioning la rentrée. This is a magical word in the French language, and a special time in French life. La rentrée is when tanned vacationers go back to work, government members go back to whatever it is they do for France, members of trade unions go back to planning…

This is the last week of our European vacation. We have enjoyed most excellent adventures along the way, in London, Paris and le beautiful Périgord. We shared special times with old friends and relatives, while sightseeing and re-discovering favorite places in la Belle France. We have more to see in the south of France, as we get closer to Spain, our final…