Our Very First French Christmas!

Winter is definitely here! 

The leaves have fallen from the trees and the natural world begins to hibernate. With the shorter days and cold rainy weather you may feel like hibernating too! It’s natural to need more rest this time of year but don’t forget to stay active!

Last weekend, David and I picked out our first French Christmas tree at our local Marché de Noël (Christmas Market) in our quaint village. Bella, our 10 year old pup, enjoyed resting on her sofa while we decorated the tree with a cozy warm fire.


Now, with Christmas only 15 days away, we are deciding on what to make for our Christmas dinner! So far we know we will have delicious gluten-free pancakes for breakfast with a yummy wild berry compote. We’ll add some mimosas with French Champagne, of course. For appetisers throughout the day, we will probably make a vegan quiche (yup, vegan!), mushroom walnut paté, date squares, home made vegan cheese and chestnut crackers and so much more. We love cooking on Christmas day!

However, we are still working on what we will make as the main course for dinner. So if you want to see what we make you should definitely follow us on Instagram (if you aren’t already!) : @la_maison_desrochers


For most of us, the hustle and bustle of this time of year can be stressful especially with traveling, family and shopping crowds. Be sure to take time for yourself, this will help you de-stress from the holidays! Take some time for self-care and rest before or after you celebrate Christmas and New Years.

If you’re still trying to find the right gift for your friends and family, consider giving them the gift of health. If you buy 50€ in gift certificates from La Maison DesRochers for Pilates, Physiotherapy or Personal Training… We will give you the gift of a FREE treatment for yourself. It never felt so good to give – do all of your holiday shopping with us! Or treat yourself to a gift certificate!

Did you know that I (Marie) visit my clients three times a week in Paris as a Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor à domicile? If you have back pain, knee pain, foot pain, hip pain, neck pain… any body pain, I can visit à domicile and come to the rescue! I’m offering a 25% discount Holiday Special to all new clients on any package or private sessions until January 31, 2019.

I have also recently created an AirBnB experience in Paris: http://bit.ly/PilatesandVeganCroissants

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And in case you didn’t know, we are still in the process of making our plant-based B&B in France a reality! As you may know, we are located south of Paris in the lovely French countryside.

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We want to make reservations available for you at our vegan B&B in France as soon as possible. We are working very hard on our end! Once reservations are open, we’ll be excited to offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options.  We’ll let you know once we are up and running!  Thank you for being so patient with us. We look forward to having you as guests at La Maison DesRochers.

We wish you a warm and joyous holiday season!

Bonne Année and Joyeux Noël,

Marie DesRochersDavid Binker & Bella


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