about sophie nadeau

First things first: welcome to solosophie.  My name is Sophie and I'm from... well I'm not sure anymore! I love coffee, Paris, and wine (not necessarily in that order!) Self-confessed francophile and avid reader, I moved to Paris in 2015... That same year I started this blog.

In August 2015, I literally had no idea the direction my life was headed in. Spoiler alert: I still don't. But I've always been the kind of girl with 5million random facts in her head and nowhere to put them (so I started a blog!- a move I highly recommend you make too).

I created this space online to share my passion for, well, life (but mainly travel). On this blog, you'll find quirky, cultural and chic adventures in Europe and beyond. 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 across the Atlantic (if only I could do the latter more often). After, all, adventure is often just around the corner: this blog is all a reflection of that mindset.

sophie nadeau eiffel tower


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- I miss my dog lots too! Despite all the greenery and constant rain (ha!), at 18 I couldn't wait to leave. So I packed my life into my Mum's little Fiat 500 and moved to the biggest city I could possibly imagine at the time to study at a university in London.


At 21, I moved to Paris, France. I fell in love with the city... walking cliché, I know! Anyway, around that time, I also picked up my first camera and started taking photos. I then returned to London to finish my degree and now work on this blog full-time!

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 (https://escapetobritain.com/https://escapetobritain.com/), as well as a YouTube Channel

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

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


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    Nabila Savarina
    18th May 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I think I should have to visit your blog every time because so many interesting things inside. I really admiring your blog, such an amazing! You had great combinations between travel and culture.

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    3rd April 2018 at 7:44 pm

    hi Sophie as far as le passage du Grand Cerf a Paris ,you should explore the relation with the real original owner CERF BERR.

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    19th December 2017 at 9:06 pm


    Je me permets de rajouter pour Les Jardins du Mess, à Verdun….un espace d’art contemporain….avec une quarantaine d’oeuvres….merci

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    5th February 2017 at 5:53 am

    🙂 congrats! gl on your book!

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    12th December 2016 at 6:06 am

    Great page! I have a similar story and I just couldn’t help but notice how good of a writer you are <3 I followed you in Instagram! @cassidyslockett

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    9th June 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Hi Sophie,

    I totally share your passion for traveling. 😀 I also love exploring and learning new languages. Hahahaha and the question ‘window or aisle’ is really redundant. I also choose window every time 😉

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    22nd February 2016 at 4:54 pm

    So thrilled to have found another travelling classicist 🙂 How are you finding the a6000? Hoping to get hold of one in Bolvia but postage is proving a little tricky!

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    Astarie Dennis
    25th January 2016 at 2:12 am

    This is so awesome! I can relate to this feeling. At 19 I moved hours away from my home and lived on my own ever since. I love your sense of adventure. Can’t wait to see more!

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    31st December 2015 at 6:07 am

    Great story! Can’t wait to do something similar myself! I have a quick question because you mentioned you are studying in Paris….are you doing so through an exchange program from a university in your home country or did you just apply with the university in Paris with intentions do complete your entire degree in France??? 🙂

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