Saturday, July 22, 2017

Videos of Carcassonne's Bastille Day Fireworks, 2017 France




The Villages of Serres and Rennes-les-Bains, Languedoc France

Serres is a tiny village surrounded by vineyards; and Rennes-les-Bains is a thermal waters spa town.











Saturday, July 15, 2017

Couiza, A Small Village in Languedoc, France

I'm not a small town living kind of person but I don't mind a few months checking out the countryside and villages in the Valley just outside of Carcassonne. I have a 2-bedroom apartment with a canal view in Couiza. The town has a lovely Chateau with an upscale restaurant where a friend and I dined.

Chateau - see following photos for interior






Couiza church

my apartment - middle floor with blue shutters


View from my window


View from my window evening

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fete du Musique (Festival of Music) in the tiny town of Couiza, France

This is the first festival I've experienced since moving back to France. This is in Couiza, France.  It's a tiny village so only one band on the streets. In bigger towns, there are many bands all over the streets.

The Fete du Musique is an event that happens in virtually every town, city and village of France on June 21st.






Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sur Mesure Restaurant, Paris France (video review)





We were sent as 'mystery shoppers/eaters' to Sur Mesure, a Michelin Star restaurant located at a 5 Star Hotel in Paris. We had a 75 Euros lunch (there was also a choice of a 150 Euro lunch). We were to evaluate the food, service and decor. You can read the review on my blog www.american-in-france.com - just put Sur Mesure in the search bar. The cuisine is 'molecular cooking' which I did not find appealing. The service however was exceptional.  Really fascinating experience!