Saint Felicien cheese

A story goes that the cow's milk recipe for the Saint Felicien cheese was invented at the beginning of the 20th century by a Lyon dairyman who came up with the idea of mixing the cream with his unsold gallons of cow's milk.   According to the

Comte

Comte is a cow's milk cheese made in the mountains of eastern France. It has the highest production of all French cheeses with the appellation d'origine controlee (AOC) status and annually some 64,000 tonnes of cheese is produced. This is quite an accomplishment given the

Roquefort

A long, long time ago, a handsome youth was eating his lunch of bread and sheep's milk cheese in a cave in the south of France when he was a beautiful young girl. Captivated by her beauty and laughter, he ran after her to meet

Women of style – Madame de Montespan

With her wit, charm, astonishing beauty and ambition Francoise-Athenais de Rochechouart, better known as Madame de Montespan for years ruled the court of King Louis XIV of France as his maitresse-en-titre (chief mistress). She was expensive and glorious and beautiful, like the Palace of Versailles

Auvers sur Oise On the steps of Van Gogh

So every once in awhile you just have to leave Paris and explore its surroundings. Too much beauty oozes from all the lovely buildings, uniquely symmetrical streets and incredibly meticulous urban planning. Given all that it is only nature that you ask yourself the crucial

Fontainebleau surprise visit

Somewhat overwhelmed with the intense city living and relentless tour guiding, we sometimes decide to take a break outside the confines of this shiny metropolis and reconnect with nature (or what's left of it). One of the perfect places to do so is the domaine

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