For when France seems too far away. Shop for inspiring images of France and discover travel tips, packing advice, recipes, book reviews and more.
For when France seems too far away. Shop for inspiring images of France and discover travel tips, packing advice, recipes, book reviews and more.

Finding French Inspiration – In June

French inspiration

Welcome to June!

If you are looking for some French inspiration this month, you’ve come to the right place.

And I don’t think it is right to make you wait. Let’s get straight into it!

On Paris

June is such a popular time to visit Paris. I’m sure there are stacks of Distant Francophile readers packing their bags and counting the days in preparation for their arrival in one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. If you are lucky enough to be heading to Paris this month, you will want to check out the Paris Insiders Guide for an extensive look at all that is happening in Paris this month!

If I decided to run some sort of survey on things people want to do while they are in Paris, then I’d be fairly confident that enjoying good food and visiting at least one museum would both feature in the responses. And the great news, especially for those travellers who might be tight on time, is that many of Paris’ top museums also feature some very impressive restaurants. If you are thinking that a meal before, after or right in the middle of your museum visit might help you to maximise your  visit, be sure to check out Bonjour Paris’ list of 10 of the best.

On Wine

One of our most loved French villages is Sancerre. Perched high upon a hilltop on the Eastern edge of the Loire Valley, it is the sort of fairytale town France is famous for. It is also home to my very favourite white wine…which is also named Sancerre. Recently, Madeline from Wine Folly published this very extensive article on the lovely drop which is definitely worth a read – particularly if you happen to have similar tastes to mine. I can’t even sip Sauvignon Blanc from Australia or New Zealand – but I’ll happily enjoy the mineral driven French version of the wine!

On French Language

In case you are wondering, yes, I’m still working on my French language skills. And, if I am being perfectly honest, I think I will be working those particular skills for something that looks like forever. Given this, it is safe to say that I’m always on the look out for any hints and tips that can help me out. So I was kind of excited (and amused) when I read Hudson & Seine’s ideas for faking your way through French conversations.

On Video

For the past couple of years Scott and I have spent big chunks of both May and June in France. This year though, things are quite different – it is still four months until we next land on French soil. Given this, we are constantly on the lookout for little tastes of France. This video from Tyler Fairbank, which was featured on French Morning, gave us just the flavour we were looking for.

On Style

I’ve been a big fan of Inès de La Fressange for a long, long time, which probably has something to do with her being a style icon for most of my adult life. So I was naturally fascinated when W Magazine published this interview with the super stylish French woman. For the record, I’ve bought the book that Inès is discussing in the interview and I can’t wait to review it for you soon. Stay tuned.

Wishing you a fabulous June.

Until next time – au revoir.



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