Authentic France Travel Tip #29: Accept An Invitation to a Maison de Famille

Many French people have a strong emotional connection to a Maison de Famille or a “family house” that is usually in the countryside and almost always been handed down from generation to generation.

These maisons de famille almost always bear the mark of a family’s history. They often have a soul of their own.

So if you ever have the luck of having a French person invite you to share in their maison de famille, acceptez!

I’ve taken my own advice, as I am staying this week at my friend Charlotte’s maison de famille in Normandy. I’ve been hearing about it for years, and I can’t wait to see it for myself.

A Bientôt!