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

Writing in lockdown has not been easy but I am over halfway through my next book on French Travels. This one will take me from Normandy down through the Loire and Burgundy to Lot et Garonne ending up back in the North in Brittany. I feel I shall need to travel back to France toContinue reading “Writing a New French Travel Book in Lockdown”

Collioure the Catalonia jewel of the South of France

On our travels around France you find special places, ones that stay with you for ever and always wish to return. Collioure just south of Perpignan on the Catalan coast is one such place – perhaps our very favourite in all of France. It was at the start of our travels and will always beContinue reading “Collioure the Catalonia jewel of the South of France”

Hôtel Restaurant les Templiers Collioure France

On this mild clear evening the sun is going down, the scene is enlightened by the lights of the harbour front cafés and bars and the spot lights focused on Collioure’s church, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, a former converted lighthouse. There is of course in this gorgeous setting the natural moonlight sparkling on the sea and reflected onContinue reading “Hôtel Restaurant les Templiers Collioure France”

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”

Monet’s House and Garden Giverny France a Quiet spot

The beautiful house and garden of Monet in Giverny has some quiet spots and this is a lovely view of the house through the planting. Seeing such beautiful and atmospheric places is one aspect of French travel that I so miss in this current situation and I am sure that resonates with many of you.Continue reading “Monet’s House and Garden Giverny France a Quiet spot”

Monet’s House and Garden Giverny France a Quiet spot

The beautiful house and garden of Monet in Giverny has some quiet spots and this is a lovely view of the house through the planting. Seeing such beautiful and atmospheric places is one aspect of French travel that I so miss in this current situation and I am sure that resonates with many of you.Continue reading “Monet’s House and Garden Giverny France a Quiet spot”

Hôtel Restaurant les Templiers Collioure France

On this mild clear evening the sun is going down, the scene is enlightened by the lights of the harbour front cafés and bars and the spot lights focused on Collioure’s church, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, a former converted lighthouse. There is of course in this gorgeous setting the natural moonlight sparkling on the sea and reflected onContinue reading “Hôtel Restaurant les Templiers Collioure France”

Provence Travel Blog Isle sur la Sorgue Antique and Food market Provence France

Isle sur la Sorge is a name synonymous with the very best of French markets, particularly antique or flea markets. It is certainly a town worth visiting in its own right as it has many pleasing antique shops and other independent shops as well as an extensive choice of restaurants around the River Sorgue andContinue reading “Provence Travel Blog Isle sur la Sorgue Antique and Food market Provence France”

Isle sur la Sorgue Cafe de France Provence France

Isle sur la Sorge is a name synonymous with the very best of French markets, particularly antique or flea markets. It is certainly a town worth visiting in its own right as it has many pleasing antique shops and other independent shops as well as an extensive choice of restaurants around the River Sorgue andContinue reading “Isle sur la Sorgue Cafe de France Provence France”