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Detail of Place Vintimille by Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940), National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Jardin du Palais-Royal, Paris, 2019 | Photo by Katie Mitchell


Hello, I’m Kristin,
Lovely to meet you!

Have you been dreaming of France? Perhaps pondering a sabbatical abroad, or considering a relocation opportunity? Maybe you’re envisioning your retirement in the French countryside? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

I created ‘I Dream In French’ to help fellow Americans looking to begin their own French adventure.

While options for visiting France are currently limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I welcome you to dream, plan, and armchair travel with me until we can safely travel across the pond again.

I invite you to pour a cup of something delicious and join me for ‘une petite pause’ {a little break} while you’re here. Have a wander around, explore a little, and enjoy a little French ‘Art de Vivre’ {Art of Living} from wherever you are.

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Tell me…

When did FRANCE capture
your imagination?

Perhaps with a scene from a classic movie or novel, a familial link to France, a postcard from a friend visiting Paris? Maybe she’s been calling you back since your first visit as a young adult on a whirlwind tour.

Maybe it’s been a slow-burn over a lifetime – imagining yourself someday strolling along the Seine, or sipping a glass of something delicious at a café once frequented by Hemmingway, Voltaire, Picasso, or Beauvoir. Perhaps it’s a pilgrimage the grave of Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Chopin, or Marie Curie.

Regardless of how or when France captured your imagination, her allure is undeniable and enduring. In 2019 she drew a record-breaking 90 million foreign visitors.

Will 2021 be your year to discover la Belle France?

Paris, November 2018  |   Photo by Katie Mitchell

France t’attend.

FRANCE is waiting for you.

Are you ready to take the leap, but aren’t sure where to start? There’s so much information out there, and honestly, a lot of it isn’t very accurate or practical.

There’s a lot to consider, and the stakes are high. If you’ve got two weeks of hard earned vacation time set aside the last thing you want to do is squander it on disappointing experiences or costly mistakes. If you’re looking to move abroad or buy a second home in France the to-do list and potential pitfalls are even greater.

Don’t speak French? Worried about jet lag? Heard the French don’t like Americans? Not sure how much to realistically budget? Wondering where you can find the best deals and what’s worth a bit of a splurge? How to know what not to miss and what to skip?

What if you had the help of a guide who speaks the language, understands the nuances of traveling in France and can help you step-by-step to determine the best time to go, where to stay, what to see and do, how to find great restaurants wherever you are, how to maximize your time and budget?