France’s Famed Parfumerie Fragonard

To tell you the truth, I’ve never been much of a fine perfume person. Don’t get me wrong, I’d never turn away a bottle of Chanel No. 5 if it were given to me as a gift, but I rarely shop for perfume on my own. However, after an informational trip to Fragonard, the famous French parfumerie (with shops in Grasse, Eze and Paris), my perspective changed. Like all fine French products, the history of ... Read Full Article

Chartes, France: City of Lights and Perfume

Maison du Saumon Chartres

  The small city of Chartres, an hour’s train ride southwest from Paris, is most famous for its wondrous cathedral. Certainly the magnificent Gothic structure, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is not to be missed. But Chartres has much more to offer. Start with the Petit Train tour, and you’ll get a ride through the streets of Old Town, a nice overview. The train leaves from the tourist ... Read Full Article