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A Wonderful 24 Hours In Rennes, France

There is something about the country of France that I can’t seem to shake; while Italy is home, the good and the bad, over time we find ourselves crossing the border to France I have this overall calm, it’s quite hard to explain. On one occasion of a friend’s weeding last year, Nico and I rented a Fiat 500 from the Paris Beauveau airport (not my favorite) and set off for a week of eating and drinking our way through Normandy and Brittany.…

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A Wine Affair in the Languedoc

Winery in souther France | Girl in Florence

As if wine in France couldn’t be more amazing, the sudden surprise of finding a region that might be utterly unpronounceable to me so far, the  Languedoc-Roussillon, is a real delight. The reason I even know about this place is because it is the childhood summer destination of my boyfriend Nico who is originally from Castelnaudary. Every summer his family would make the short trip from Castelnaudary to Saint Cyprien for a month or two under the (not always that…

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The Allure of Collioure, France

why you should visit collioure france | girl in florence blog

If you handed me a map of France a year ago and asked me to find the town of Collioure, it probably would have taken more time than I care to admit. To save you all some time, Collioure is very close to the Spanish border in the 20 mile Côte Vermeille of the Languedoc-Roussillon coastline. While I have been to this coastline, nearby Saint Cyprien where my boyfriend’s grandparents have a summer apartment, this twinkling town is a very happy new find. Once the…

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5 Reasons I Love Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France | Girl in Florence Blog @girlinflorence

I can’t believe it has taken me this long to write about the beautiful city of Bordeaux in the Southwest of France, but alas that’s what happens when life gets in the way. My reasons for visiting was to attend (and be the celebrant of) my really good friends Yasmine & Svebor’s wedding, both are from the city but currently based in Florence. I had so much fun at their wedding that I am planning a post about it but in…

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