30+ Things to Do in Toulouse, France

Located in the south of France, the city of Toulouse offers both the conveniences of a big city and a small town feel.  I lived in La Ville Rose, or the Pink City, for a summer and compiled a list of 30+ things to do from eats to sweets, activities to attractions (including the best [...]

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An Afternoon in Najac, France

“There goes the baker with his tray like always...” I could almost hear Belle singing as I walked through the castle town of Najac; I’m convinced Beauty and the Beast was inspired by this idyllic French village (although there is some debate).  Also one of the most beautiful villages in France, Najac is sure to [...]

7 Things to Do in Montpellier, France

Over 24,000 steps and five hours of travel time later, I can say I’ve experienced the charming city of Montpellier in the south of France.  Although it was only a day trip, the city’s beauty captivated me in the few hours I visited.  Here are 7 things to do in Montpellier, France: 1. Promenade du [...]

My Weekend in a French Castle

I couldn’t even have dreamed it.  I have big plans for my life: to see the world, to make a difference in my community, to be bilingual.  But never in my wildest dreams did I conceive of spending the night in a castle.  Too far out.  Too expensive.  C’est trop.  Cultural immersion isn’t always easy, [...]

Photo Diary: Toulouse, France

It’s a big city but also a small town.  I’ve never been anywhere like Toulouse: a bustling city with multiple metro lines yet boasts a small town charm.  This city and its culture are incredibly beautiful, and these few snapshots can’t even convey all of its glory. Jardin des Plantes This garden had been recommended [...]