Claude Monet and his House at Giverny

The story goes that Monet in his search for a house to accommodate his growing family set out one day by train from Paris and spotted what was then the tiny hamlet of Giverny. Standing out amongst the cluster of properties along Giverny’s long main street he saw from his carriage a long but lowContinue reading “Claude Monet and his House at Giverny”

Chocolat filmed in the quietest film location village in Burgundy

Taken from my NEW book released on July 7th Chocolat This destination is one of our favourites – Northern Burgundy. It is a much neglected part of France from a tourist standpoint. To the north is Champagne with its landscape of gently rolling vine covered hillsides. The towns of Champagne are steeped in wine makingContinue reading “Chocolat filmed in the quietest film location village in Burgundy”

Travels in France – Some film prints for my next book

My fifth book about our twenty five years of French travel is due out in the spring of 2022. It is mainly new writing and sets out to tour France from Calais to the south and tour back round to the starting point. To accompany the text I have had to delve into some pre-Continue reading “Travels in France – Some film prints for my next book”

TRAVEL BLOG More NEW Stories Please Enjoy these short memoirs and more

My passion is writing about travel and particularly French travel. I have traveled extensively in France and wine and food has always featured on my travels and now in my books. My friends always await our return from France with the latest new finds from the vineyards and I was more than happy to keepContinue reading “TRAVEL BLOG More NEW Stories Please Enjoy these short memoirs and more”

Chocolat filmed in the quietest film location village in Burgundy

Chocolat This destination is one of our favourites – Northern Burgundy. It is a much neglected part of France from a tourist standpoint. To the north is Champagne with its landscape of gently rolling vine covered hillsides. The towns of Champagne are steeped in wine making history and the money coming into the area keepsContinue reading “Chocolat filmed in the quietest film location village in Burgundy”

Come on a French Journey by Photography – Take a tour

All the photography was taken by myself on our visits to Paris and the French regions. I hope you enjoy them and please look up my stories of our travels on Amazon. My next book will be a tour around France starting in Normandy. I hope you will come with me and be inspired toContinue reading “Come on a French Journey by Photography – Take a tour”

Travels in France – Some photos for my next book

All these photos are taken from print film (Fuji) rather than digital images My fifth book about our twenty five years of French travel is due out in the spring of 2022. It is mainly new writing and sets out to tour France from Calais to the south and tour back round to the startingContinue reading “Travels in France – Some photos for my next book”

Pezanas – a remarkable encounter plus a fine local delicacy

Please enjoy this excerpt from my forthcoming new French Travel Book – published Spring 2022 As you make your way south from Burgundy there is a very definite change to the climate and to the countryside. It becomes warmer, drier, and more fragrant. If you can stop the car for a while away from theContinue reading “Pezanas – a remarkable encounter plus a fine local delicacy”

Chocolat filmed in the quietest film location village in Burgundy

Chocolat This destination is one of our favourites – Northern Burgundy. It is a much neglected part of France from a tourist standpoint. To the north is Champagne with its landscape of gently rolling vine covered hillsides. The towns of Champagne are steeped in wine making history and the money coming into the area keepsContinue reading “Chocolat filmed in the quietest film location village in Burgundy”