217: French Trip Travel Musings, Part Trois

The final episode taped in France during my travels shares a few memorable moments I had the opportunity experience, and as I had the opportunity to stay at author, blogger and photographer Sharon Santoni’s home in France, I wanted to share a few images from the cottage I called home for a few days in […] Listen now or continue reading below.

The final episode taped in France during my travels shares a few memorable moments I had the opportunity experience, and as I had the opportunity to stay at author, blogger and photographer Sharon Santoni’s home in France, I wanted to share a few images from the cottage I called home for a few days in northern France.

~The Simple Sophisticate, episode #217
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~Dining at La Couronne (the location where Julia Child enjoyed her first French meal in 1949). Check out more images in my IG Highlights – FranceTripP2

I look forward to writing detailed posts on all that I experienced during my month long trip in France this summer. Look for a majority of the posts to be shared during TSLL’s annual French Week which begins on Sunday August 12th; however, a few will be posted prior to this date as I have an abundance of content.

TSLL will be taking a week off to settle back into my life in Bend beginning today and resuming with a brand new episode of the podcast and the regular weekly post schedule on Monday July 23rd.

~Catch up on all of my #TSLLFrance2018 moments on Instagram (and be sure to check the Highlights as well).

~Listen to the previous episodes from France below:

~episode #216, French Trip Travel Musings, Part Deux

~episode #215, French Trip Travel Musings, Part Une – Why Not . . . Make the Effort?

Petit Plaisir:

~Fresh goat cheese drizzled lightly with fresh, high quality olive oil, paired with a fresh baguette to be enjoyed after the entrée course of a meal.

Below enjoy a few images from Sharon Santoni’s cottage where I stayed over the past weekend. Sharon will be sharing tips about her approach to decor as well as details about the many tours she gives throughout France when TSLL’s annual French Week takes place beginning August 12th.



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11 thoughts on “217: French Trip Travel Musings, Part Trois

  1. Hello Shannon I can’t thank you enough for sharing your wonderful time in France with us. I have gained so much inspiration and looked forward to being part of your thoughts and experiences along the way. Enjoy your more than deserved week off. Have a good journey home. Best wishes from the UK, Sue

  2. Enjoy your week of rest and rejuvenation, Shannon! I so miss our furry kids when we travel, so I’m sure you will have lots of doggy cuddles upon your return home. Loved following your travels around France. They brought back many memories of French vacations taken during the summer school break. Like you, I love to travel by myself, and had so many interesting experiences. You’ve inspired me to check out Rouen (hard to pronounce–you did a good job of it!) and the restaurant. I’ve passed through many times, always on my way to Diepp–without stopping to explore the city. Must make reservations and spend a day or two. Enjoy the rest of your summer in Bend. Even as a very young child, I used to beg my parents to take me “..to the place where the swans are.” (Drake Park) I absolutely love your podcasts and inspirational topics. I’ve listened to some of them more than once!

  3. A slice or two of chèvre with a drizzle of honey and maybe a hint of rosemary is another classic. What is it about a bit of cheese at the end of a meal that’s like a final chord in a song? Even preschool lunches in France have a cheese course.

  4. Shannon it was really fun following you here in this gorgeous country but look forward to seeing posts of your lovely boys again. Happy reunion. Bet you can’t wait. Happy landings😊

  5. Just listened to the podcast a d had to comment again! So thrilled you got your first linen sheet. You will now be hooked believe me. Also the goat’s cheese with a drizzle of olive is delicious but I like to sometimes pour a drizzle of thin cream and a sprinkling of freshly ground blackpepper and serve that instead of dessert.Delicieux😊

  6. Just adding my thanks for all the wonderful posts, photos and podcasts Shannon.
    It has been fabulous to be able to keep track of your Grande Vacances .
    I think lots of TLC, rest and recuperation should be on the cards now .
    Even fantastic, much anticipated and enjoyed trips can be exhausting , and you have been working every day on this one too !
    Just let go for a while, and revel in being back home in Bend with your beloved Norman and Oscar .
    Then you will be able to reorder your thoughts , memories and beautiful Images of a truely memorable stay in La Belle France.
    Safe journeys , and may all your luggage arrive at the same time as you 😊😊
    Anne

    1. Thank you so much Anne. Every merging you shared is spot on regarding needing the rest (and the boys deserve a non-working mom just for a few days before we get back into our schedule :)).

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