The Romance of a Sale – Zen Things in Paris – Laines Locales Wool Festival at Prébenoît

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I’m afraid I was so busy last week setting up house in Blois that I didn’t bring you my usual Wednesday’s other blogs post. But I’m back in Paris and my computer is up and working again. Thank you to the authors of this week’s posts: Petite Paris, an Australian-based independent bed & breakfast booking agent for anyone planning to travel to the romance capital of the world, on Zen things to do in Paris; Llamalady, an Irish llama and alpaca breeder living in the centre of France, who also runs a carp fishery and a holiday gite, reporting on a local wool festival; and Bread is Pain, an American living in the Rhone-Alps “slowly eating and drinking myself through the country”, talking about her love of sales.

Zen Things in Paris

from Petite Paris

When it comes to Paris, we already know the usual recommendations. We know the rule is Laduree for tea.  Pierre Herme for Macaroons. Coffee at Cafe de Flore. Or at Lipp Or at Deux Magots.  We know that a visit to the Louvre is a must see. Eiffel. Piere Lachaise. And we know all about the Batobus river boat tours. The Moulin Rouge. and the Opera. And these are all great, bien sûr… Read more.

Laines Locales Wool Festival at Prébenoît

by LLamalady from Blog in France

We are just back from a chilly and breezy but interesting morning at a wool festival. It was organised by Laines Locales of Limousin and was held at nearby Prébenoit Abbey. Had the weather been better we would have cycled there – it’s about 10 km away – but we’d have been blown backwards! Read more.

The Romance of a Sale

from Bread is Pain

I love sales.  Love them.  I will buy things that I don’t really find attractive or things that I absolutely do not need based solely on the fact that they are on sale.  As a dear friend of mine puts it “really, by not buying it you are losing money because it is such a good deal!”  (RIGHT?!)   This statement pretty much sums up my feelings when I see something marked down.  “Why look!  It’s a goose leash!  We don’t have a goose, I know, but one day we might and come on, honey, it’s 70% off!”  Read more.

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4 thoughts on “The Romance of a Sale – Zen Things in Paris – Laines Locales Wool Festival at Prébenoît”

  1. Thanks for this post Fraussie…I got totally lost in Petite Paris, I didnt realise there were so many bed and breakfasts in Paris, When I am lucky enough to be there I choose to stay in an appartment or hotel..I kind of like my privacy…but on reading about some of these lovely b & bs you can still have privacy, plus the added bonus of a knowledgable host. Food for thought! ‘Bread is pain’s post was hilarious! really struck a cord..I dreamt in french one night..was so proud! Jill 🙂

    1. I’d love to be able to stay in one of their B&Bs in Paris. They sound wonderful. I didn’t go to B&Bs for years and when I did was pleasantly surprised because you do retain your privacy. The owners are always very discreet but are there when you need them. We have made some wonderful friends over the years that way. You might like to read my post on my two favourites B&Bs in France.

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