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”

Cafe de la Poste Restaurant village of Goult Provence France

It is easy to find a fine lunch in one of the excellent cafes and restaurants in Goult. For a small village you have several choices and one of the most popular is Cafe de la Poste. After lunch you can walk to the top of the village. You are rewarded with the sight ofContinue reading “Cafe de la Poste Restaurant village of Goult Provence France”

Writing a New French Travel Book starting in Giverny

Monet’s House & Giverny The story goes that Monet in his search for a house to accommodate his growing family set out one day from Paris by train and spotted what was then the tiny hamlet of Giverny. Standing out in the cluster of properties along Giverny’s long main street he saw from his carriageContinue reading “Writing a New French Travel Book starting in Giverny”

Writing a New French Travel Book in Lockdown

Monet’s House & Giverny The story goes that Monet in his search for a house to accommodate his growing family set out one day from Paris by train and spotted what was then the tiny hamlet of Giverny. Standing out in the cluster of properties along Giverny’s long main street he saw from his carriageContinue reading “Writing a New French Travel Book in Lockdown”

Writing a New French Travel Book in Lockdown

Monet’s House & Giverny The story goes that Monet in his search for a house to accommodate his growing family set out one day from Paris by train and spotted what was then the tiny hamlet of Giverny. Standing out in the cluster of properties along Giverny’s long main street he saw from his carriageContinue reading “Writing a New French Travel Book in Lockdown”

St Paul de Vence a beautiful French perched village

St Paul de Vence is felt by many to be the loveliest of the perched villages in the south of France. Perhaps, but I do love Bonnieux! St Paul de Vence, an attractive, compact village became a magnet for artists and art lovers in the 1920’s, when a group of impressionist painters rediscovered this sleeping neglected village.Continue reading “St Paul de Vence a beautiful French perched village”

Cafe de la Poste Restaurant village of Goult Provence France

It is easy to find a fine lunch in one of the excellent cafes and restaurants in Goult. For a small village you have several choices and one of the most popular is Cafe de la Poste. After lunch you can walk to the top of the village. You are rewarded with the sight ofContinue reading “Cafe de la Poste Restaurant village of Goult Provence France”

Perpignan the French city with a Catalan heart

Perpignan is a mere thirty kilometres form the Spanish border, a city of Art and History, retaining from its past as the former capital of the kingdom of Majorca an interesting historic centre of harmonious mainly Gothic style architecture. It is a French city but please don’t say that too loudly when you visit thisContinue reading “Perpignan the French city with a Catalan heart”

Impressions of France for my French Travel Books

Lovely watercolour artworks from an original idea by my book illustrator – so looking forward to being back in these seascapes and landscapes. I do love to mix up my illustrations in my French travel books with photography and some original artwork. I think an artists impression allows your imagination to take you into theContinue reading “Impressions of France for my French Travel Books”

Writing a New French Travel Book in Lockdown

Monet’s House & Giverny The story goes that Monet in his search for a house to accommodate his growing family set out one day from Paris by train and spotted what was then the tiny hamlet of Giverny. Standing out in the cluster of properties along Giverny’s long main street he saw from his carriageContinue reading “Writing a New French Travel Book in Lockdown”