Today Elodie Nowodazkij shares with us 10 fun things to do in the town she grew up in. Elodie grew up in the tiny town of Rosoy France. Check out the pictures below I’m packing my bags for a visit! Enjoy.
I grew up in a tiny village, about an hour north from Paris. And I love coming back home. Here are ten fantastic things to do in my neck of the woods.
Discover Rosoy, the tiny village in which I grew up. Tiny, yes, but of oh so beautiful.
Have a macaroon from the local baker – I recommend the raspberry one, so yummy. Or maybe an éclair? Or a mille-feuille?
Visit Chantilly and his gorgeous castle…Have some Chantilly in the Hameau restaurant.
Drive to Vaux-le-Vicomte, the castle that inspired Versailles (I think Tony Parker and Eva Longoria got married there…it didn’t help but the history of the castle with his owner being imprisoned not long after inviting Louis XIV isn’t a great omen).
See Pierrefonds, which used to be the favorite castle of Michael Jackson.
Enjoy lunch in a nice restaurant, in another small village full of history and flair.
Spend some time in Compiegne and visit the “Clairière de l´armistice2. It is a war memorial in the Forest of Compiègne. It stands on the spot where in 1918 the Germans signed the armistice that ended World War I. During World War II, Adolf Hitler deliberately chose the same location for the French and Germans to sign the Second Armistice at Compiègne after Germany won the Battle of France. The area is full of history…one has to remember history to so that it doesn’t repeat itself.
Do spend some time in Paris
Have some cheese. And wine if you can. Cheese and wine.
You can also go to the Parc d’Asterix – an amusement park very close by where my parents live.