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Armchair Travel: Inspired Ways You Can Travel Without Leaving Home

First things first: welcome to solosophie.

Hello and welcome to my little corner of the internet. These things are always pretty awkward to begin, but if you want a peek at the behind the scenes of my life, you can check out my secret Instagram. Otherwise, as the site name would suggest, my name is Sophie.

I’ve spent the majority of my life living between England and France, though I also hold a Canadian passport and spent some of my childhood living in New York (I have since started a New York Travel Blog).

I love coffee, history, Paris, Harry Potter, dogs, books, coffee, and wine (though not necessarily in that order!) During my two months alone in lockdown, I also developed a particular fondness for computer games and plants and now have a website about plants. As you can probably tell, I’m a fan of making websites!

Self-confessed francophile and avid reader, I moved to Paris in 2015… That same year I started this blog. I originally created this space online to share my passion for, well, life (but mainly travel).

On this blog, you’ll now find quirky, cultural and chic adventures in Europe, North America, and beyond. Somehow, I’ve managed to make this blogging gig my full-time job and so the website is now updated on a daily basis (and often more)!

Head here often enough and you can also expect to find photography tips, quirky trivia & a continual stream of wanderlust inspiration. I’m all about exploring your own backyard just as much as hopping on a plane. After, all, adventure is often just around the corner: this blog is all a reflection of that mindset.

Who am I?

So who am I? Well, I grew up in a small village in the English Countryside and it was pretty beautiful. My parents still live there and I visit as often as I can. At 18, I moved away to study at university and spent the next few years living in London.

While living in the UK’s capital city, I volunteered in several museums (my favourite being the Sir John Soane Museum!), worked in cafés, worked in retail, and made the most of living so close to so many incredible historical sites, as well as getting to meet some amazing people.

At the age of 21, I moved to Paris, France as part of a study abroad programme. Around that same time, I also picked up my first camera and started taking photos, documenting my time in France on this blog.

I then returned to London to finish my degree before moving away again to the English countryside for a couple of years. Once back in the countryside, I met a boy and ended up staying longer than anticipated.

As with anything, when you make your decisions based on someone else, they don’t tend to work out. I broke up with said boy and hopped on a flight to Paris, where I then lived for a few years. You can read more about my favourite spots in the city here.

While there, I spent every waking moment working on this little corner of the internet and I’m now very lucky that this blog is a full-time job and I travel whenever I can! I try and divide my time between London and Paris, with plenty of adventures in between…

I hope you’ll like it here.

about sophie nadeau

P.s. I’m currently writing a book so watch this space! I also run a second blog based entirely on the UK (escapetobritain), as well as a YouTube Channel. Other than travelling and photography, one of my favourite home-based interests is indoor gardening.

P.p.s. the photo was taken by my sister (

Still want to know more? Check out my F.A.Q page!

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Thursday 20th of January 2022

Cool Website and nice chilled writing style! Well done

Håkan Jennervik

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

Just fascinating this place in Cornwall. Never seen it before, but been to Teignmouth some years ago. But Polperro just sunnedme!! Greetings Erik


Sunday 14th of February 2021

I came here while searching for the locations of the Guernsey potato peel soceiaty film , I saw the film and I ve been living about 7 years on the island , so I couldn't recognize the places albeit the ressamblance is very good . . But the scene with the airplane on the beach sands , I knew this is not possible in Guernsey , I must admit the film was very 'catchy ' and brought me lots of remember moments , and more because I left the island 20 years ago and had to leave my son overthere . I see him if possible once a year , but I miss the whole friendship and the life on Guernsey like it is more or less in the film .. thx for the info on the locations , I love England , have been there several times travelling . it has a special place in my heart , next to Italy where I have some of s my best friends and where I found also something special ( Benjamin 73 )


Monday 9th of November 2020

Hi there Sophie, You've said that you're hiring somebody for blogging.Have you finally had somebody for it? If so no big deal.In the contrary am somewhat interested in blogging over your website. Please get in touch with me on [email protected] if you would like me to cooperate with you.In the meantime have a great curfew and great lockdown in Paris. Achilles


Monday 13th of July 2020

Hi I just found you and will take a look around. I am watching a new movie called 'The Old Guard' with Charlize Theron on Nextflix and it has some scenes set in Goussaline and the script mentioned why it was abandoned (the airport :() so I looked it up and one of the links I clicked on brought me here :)

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