Category: France


On our way back from a weekend getaway in Les Riceys, we stopped by the medieval town of Troyes. This place have roots to the celtics and roman eras. Troyes, a charming city nestled in the Champagne region of northeastern France, is a captivating blend of history, culture, and architectural beauty. Known for its well-preserved […]

rouen, city, tourist


We finally visited Rouen on the Easter weekend. Despite the unpredictable weather forecast, we decided to take our chance and drove almost two hours to this picturesque city. As usual, we arrive early and parked underground in the center. Rouen is the capital of Normandy. The famous landmarks of the city is The Cathedral, the […]


Vincent Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise

It is Easter Monday, and as we had no long weekend plans, we decided to visit the last village that Vincent Van Gogh spent his final days in. It only took us 40 mins by car and there were ample free parking spots available. We parked at the town hall which was just opposite the […]

flea market, junk, antiques

Foire De Chatou

We live only a stone throw away from this Antique Fair and have never attended because of poor weather. As we had guests around, we figured it will be a great opportunity to visit together. The 106th edition of Foire De Chatou is running from 8th to 17th March. It is essentially an bi-annually antique […]

a small island with a church on top of it

Mont St Michel

I always wondered what this magnificent place was and I jumped into the opportunity to bring my parents here. Similar to my previous trip to Nantes, Le Mans and Angers, I decided to do a trip to Caen, Mont St Michel and Rouen. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t great on the last day and we went […]


Mattel Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live

I have always wanted to watch Monster Trucks live and what a great opportunity when the show was in Paris. We arrived just in time 5 mins before the show began on time at 1130. The La Defense Arena wasn’t 100% full but it was clearly a family affair. In addition to the laser lights […]

paris, france, buildings

Let It Snow Let It Snow

Apparently it is a rare occassion in Paris as it is the second time in two weeks. Although it was a day later than forecasted, it is sure a change from the previous day of continous rain which we surprisingly still manage to cycle to school. Although the snow was heavier than previous week, it […]

pantheon, building, architecture

A Timeless Marvel: Exploring The Pantheon in Paris

Another First Sunday of the month, another free entry museum. This time it is to visit The Pantheon which is free during the low season. You don’t have to book your tickets upfront, just show up and join the queue if any. As usual, I recommend to come early. Paris, the city of lights, boasts […]

asterix, obelix, getafix

Parc Asterix

Parc Astérix is a theme park in France based on the comic book series Asterix by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny. In 2023, the park welcomed over 2.8 million visitors, making it the 2nd most visited park in France behind Disneyland Paris and the 8th most visited park in Europe. Thanks to Danone’s CSE, we […]

gears, time machine, industrial

Kurios – Cirque Du Soleil

The big tent was set up on an island nearby where I regularly jogged and I bought the tickets about 3 months ago once it was released. The excitement was full steam ahead that I could get my kids to join me on this fantastic modern take of circus. The below is a opening act […]