Author: French Girl in Seattle

Bienvenue chez Véronique, a French native who moved to Seattle in 1996. An experienced adult educator and travel writer, she shares her passion for the French culture through her blog, French Girl in Seattle, and in popular travel preparation workshops held in the Seattle area. An avid traveler, with a soft spot for France and Europe where she flies every year, Véronique tells stories about la Belle France, and all things French; and when on the road, travel stories with a French twist.

My life in Paris has never been boring. In a way, it has not slowed down since I relocated to France in March 2019. The fall has been no exception: I moved and settled into a new home, just before the Paris lockdown 2.0 got enforced. My life in Paris: Au revoir, “the 7th Heaven“…

I just treated myself to a special day at the Luxembourg gardens. Le Luxembourg, (once referred to as “le Lucco” by locals,) remains a beloved Parisian park. Tourist crowds may flock to this special green space in the heart of Paris’s Left Bank, (or at least used to, in pre-Covid19 days,) generations of Parisiens have…

By the Seine is where I often find myself after I have been away from Paris for a while. I like how peaceful life seems to be along “les quais,” (the riverbanks,) away from the sound of traffic and the big commotion above my head, as I sit or stroll by the water. Since Paris…

Traveling in France: Yes, we can! Traveling in France is what I have been doing since the end of June. I plan to take more trips, cautiously, yet resolutely, through the summer. I often get asked what it is like, these days, to travel around France. Here are some answers. On May 14, 2020 as…

When you have been confined in 265 square feet with no social interaction for several months, you want that first weekend out of town to be a special one. I was lucky: More than 100 days after my last adventure (a birthday celebration in Bourges,) I headed out to meet a friend north of Paris.…

Paris Lockdown: parameters Week 2 of le confinement (it always sounds so much better in French!) is wrapping up. My life, these days, is much smaller: Hours go by within a few blocks in a quiet, (too quiet) neighborhood in the French capital’s outskirts. I used to show tour groups and visitors around the city…