Category Archives: Bois-le-Roi

Things Automotive

A few years ago I wrote about parking in France. It has not changed. My conclusion about parking in France is that a driver can park a car anywhere as long as 1) the car doesn’t block traffic or a … Continue reading

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Bois-le-Roi

Last year I posted some meanderings about our current home of Bois-le-Roi, so just a few notes here. Bois-le-Roi is about 35 minutes by train south of Paris, with a population of about 5,600. Our “home away from home” in … Continue reading

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Flood Update

We walked to the Chartrettes lock yesterday to see how things were progressing. Answer: getting better. The Seine is down by six-eight feet below the locks and much of the surrounding banks that were under a lot of water Saturday … Continue reading

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Settling in Bois-le-Roi

We made it, safely and soundly! The flight over was fine: left on time, the meal was actually tasty (not unusual on Air France), we arrived on time, contacted the car-lease company without a problem, a van came to pick … Continue reading

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Il fait chaud!

When we were here two years ago, the first six weeks we had miserable weather: wet and cold almost the entire time. This trip, not so much. We’ve had a couple cloudy days, about two hours of light rain, and … Continue reading

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Buying Food Here

Recently a friend reading the blog (that’s you, Frannie) asked us about food markets and how the French get their food, so I’ve taken some pictures and will write a bit about it in this post. Although it’s surely possible for someone … Continue reading

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Our Bois-le-Roi Digs

Laurie says lots of blog readers will be interested in seeing where we’re staying for five weeks. I’m not so sure, but here goes… I think an unsettling moment of traveling is when you arrive at a place – a hotel, … Continue reading

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Boat Name

Now, maybe it’s just that I don’t understand how a person names his or her boat, but it certainly seems to me that the owner of this boat could have chosen a better name…

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Bois-le-Roi

We’re in Bois-le-Roi (Forest of the King). This town of 5,500 people is about 35 minutes by train south of Paris, and is where our friends Mary and Gilles live; we’re staying at their house for a few days, until … Continue reading

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We Made It!

We are in France! Not only that, we are well-rested, having had a full night’s sleep last night (assisted slightly by a little chemical magic) and ensconced in chez Germain, Mary and Gilles beautiful house. The Plane, the Plane! First, … Continue reading

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