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Erica’s Weekend away from Paris: a Country Cottage in Normandy

by Erica Berman
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Erica Berman

Erica Berman grew up in Lexington, Mass. After graduating from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism and an intensive summer at Middlebury College (Vermont), Erica went to Paris with hopes of submerging herself in French culture and perfecting her French -- and she stayed 20 years. Erica is the founder of the HiP Paris Blog and Haven In her former company. She now splits her time between Paris (Montmartre) and Maine (Midcoast). She recently started a non-profit growing organic produce for the food insecure in Maine called Veggies to Table. In her all-too-rare free time, Erica likes to travel off the beaten track, explore Paris and Maine, read, take photos, cook, kayak, hike and enjoy long Sunday brunches with her friends. View Erica Berman's Website

13 comments on “Erica’s Weekend away from Paris: a Country Cottage in Normandy


Heavenly! Absolutely best vacation stay, even just reading about it is wonderful. xo Lidy

sharon -My French Country Home

Hi Erica

Thank you for this lovely post about our cottage. It was a delight having you both to stay, I’m glad you chose a weekend with so many brocantes going on in the area.
You are both welcome back whenever you wish

Hi Sharon. Thanks so much. We WILL be back! How was Maison Objet? And the blogger meet up? I was sorry to miss you! Erica

Oh wow. Normandy and Brittany are still on my must-do weekend getaways. And I think, with these photos (those wildflowers?? the brocante!), Normandy just trumped Brittany.

For better or worse, I usually head to the cities. I’ve loved Nantes and Lille, and, more of a haul, Biarritz is ace! xo

Tomorrow is the huge brocante de Lille… miles of flea market! I am considering. Ithink both Normandy and Brittany are great. Normandy just happens to be closer. -Erica

rebecca dyer szabo

exquisite photographs, as usual, erica
and i am very jealous of that weekend trip you took
maybe one day…

Well my dear, you know you are welcome anytime and then we can make a road trip. But before that… Italia! Baci – Erica

Candice at NotesFromABroad

Please pardon the over abundance of Happy Faces in my post ..

Candice at NotesFromABroad

I love this , I love the photos, I am sick of rain but perhaps if it were raining in Paris I would not mind so much 🙂
I loved the Le Petit Echo de la Mode 🙂

It looks like heaven…sorry about the Saturday afternoon getaway…that’s no fun, xv.
PS…yes to that gorgeous porcelain….

Sharon’s place is really lovely Vicki! I am bummed I did not buy the dishes. The set was really cheap. Argh, antique regret!

Hi Lindsey,
Yeah I loved it when you posted it and then was amazed when we stopped for lunch in Vernon!! Erica

You got the same shot of the house on the water I did! 🙂

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