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Posts tagged ‘France’

Requirements for bringing a dog to France from the U.S.

You need to have four three things in hand to take your dog to France from the United States:

1. Proof, in the form of a “Rabies Vaccination Certificate,” that your dog’s rabies vaccination is current. According to the French Embassy, “every animal must have a valid rabies vaccination, even if less than 3 months old. If it is the first rabies vaccination for the pet, you must wait 21 days between the last shot of the vaccination protocol and  … Read more

Paris resources for dog owners, including another English-speaking veterinarian

I just love Dog Jaunt’s readers. In the past week alone, you’ve told me about an outstanding dog-friendly beach near Rome, crawled around an Alaska plane measuring its under-seat spaces, and prompted me to check out a new in-cabin dog carrier. The latest wonderfulness? Jessica, an expat living in Paris with Birkin, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, has sent me several helpful tips, and here they are.

Another English-speaking veterinarian

I’ve told you in the past about an English-speaking vet that I  … Read more

Visiting Paris with a dog? Here’s a crucial French phrase

Dog and Dior (photo by pussnboots)

Almost a month ago, I wrote a post about having The Conversation in French — you know, the conversation you have with the other dog owners you meet during a walk (“What a great dog! What kind is she? How old is she?” and so on). Shortly after I posted it, I realized that I hadn’t asked Melanie, my Parisian friend (and a skilled linguist), for help with a phrase I suspect I’ll use  … Read more

Rent a French canal boat, and bring your dog along for the ride

Photo by fran.west

So you saw my review of Narrow Dog to Carcassonne, you’ve read the book, and now you want to spend a week or two (or longer!) cruising along the canals of France, or perhaps elsewhere in Europe. You can, absolutely, and you can bring your dog with you. I contacted five of the better-known companies that rent canal boats in France/Europe, and all of them allow you to travel with your dog on board. There may be  … Read more

Travel book review: Narrow Dog to Carcassonne

This was an impulse purchase. I found it while I was looking in the travel literature section for a book I’d heard about at the TBEX travel bloggers conference, describing one man’s search for Jesus’s foreskin (stolen in 1983 from a Northern Italian village church). I now know that that book, David Farley’s An Irreverent Curiosity, is shelved in an entirely different part of the store, and I’ll return for it, but in the meantime I’ve been happily absorbed in the  … Read more

Chloe goes to Paris: Taking dog food to another country

A blogging friend who has traveled abroad with her dogs got me thinking about taking dog food through Customs (“be careful,” she said, “to bring only unopened packages of dog food with you”).

As I’ve mentioned, we’ll be spending a couple of weeks in Paris this fall, and an EU regulation [Commission Regulation (EC) No 745/2004] “permanently prohibits all personal consignments of meat, meat products, milk and milk products from entering the EU.” So I wrote to the French Embassy, and my  … Read more

Dog-friendly vacation rentals in France through Gîtes de France

Dog-friendly gîte located in Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt

Nothing makes late winter more bearable than tickets for a trip to France, so here’s another suggestion for finding dog-friendly places to stay in the Land of Deliciousness and Beauty. A couple I recently met at a dinner party spends part of every year in France, and they always arrange their stays through Gîtes de France. The site offers rural gîtes (a “gîte” being a simple vacation place), bed & breakfasts, “stopover gîtes” for large  … Read more

Orient-Express: No dogs allowed

I saw Murder on the Orient Express at an impressionable age, I guess — ever since, the Orient-Express train from London to Venice has seemed the acme of luxury to me. Someday I’ll go, but it won’t be with Chloe. The Orient-Express‘s extremely courteous Luxury Travel Manager tells me that dogs are not allowed on any of the Orient-Express trains (there are four in Europe and one each in Peru and Southeast Asia), or on either of their cruises (France  … Read more

Danger to dogs playing on northern French beaches

Visiting the northern Brittany coast sounds completely delightful — Mont St. Michel, Paimpol, the pink granite coast — but several recent articles have revealed serious problems with Brittany’s northern beaches, especially in the Côtes-d’Armor department. Algae, washing up on shore and decaying, has made some beaches perilous:

Harmless while in water, the algae form dangerous gases — notably hydrogen sulfide, with its characteristic rotten-egg smell — when they wash up on land and decay. A white crust forms and  … Read more

Dog-friendly luxury: Châteaux & Hôtels Collection

In a couple of previous posts, I described Relais & Châteaux and Grandes Etapes Françaises, two sources of luxurious and dog-friendly accommodations and restaurants in France (and around the world, in the case of Relais & Châteaux). Another company you should know about when you’re making plans for a glorious French vacation is the Châteaux & Hôtels Collection, which offers over 500 restaurants and places to stay located throughout France, with additional properties in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and  … Read more