Vézelay Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ENJOY MY FRENCH TRAVEL BOOKS and imagine touring France once again

The Cremerie was exactly what is suggest in Paris. It sold butter and milk and other dairy products but quite often they had tables set out. Customers could enjoy a Plat du jour and a carafe of wine. Most often the tables were occupied by the same people each day as they were very much the local restaurant of people nearby. The food was cheap and very authentic to Paris and the time period.

Collioure French Catalonia a favourite Watercolor view

FOR MY TRAVEL BOOKS IN YOUR COUNTRY PLEASE COPY AND PASTE: http://getbook.at/FrenchTravel Another watercolour from my book artist – Will be lovely to return to a place that if pressed I would probably say is our favourite place in France. A colourful scence in the harbour and to sit with a coffee or a glassContinue reading “Collioure French Catalonia a favourite Watercolor view”

Authentic Paris at Polidor Restaurant ENJOY MY PARIS BOOK TODAY and imagine a Paris lunch once again

The Cremerie was exactly what is suggest in Paris. It sold butter and milk and other dairy products but quite often they had tables set out. Customers could enjoy a Plat du jour and a carafe of wine. Most often the tables were occupied by the same people each day as they were very much the local restaurant of people nearby. The food was cheap and very authentic to Paris and the time period.

Collioure French Catalonia a favourite Watercolor view

Another watercolour from my book artist – Will be lovely to return to a place that if pressed I would probably say is our favourite place in France. A scence taken from the white old chapel overlooking the bay at Collioure. So looking forward to sitting at a cafe in the harbour. To enjoy aContinue reading “Collioure French Catalonia a favourite Watercolor view”

Le Saint Jean Restaurant Cathedral Quarter Perpignan France

After an evening stroll around the centre of this atmospheric town of Perpignan we chose this restaurant for the evening. The tables are in a courtyard that go right up to the walls of the Cathedral. Can you imagine that at Westminster Abbey. It was quiet and peaceful and we had a very relaxed mealContinue reading “Le Saint Jean Restaurant Cathedral Quarter Perpignan France”

Our Love of Paris and why Joni Mitchell just made us go

As I was getting to the completion of my writing about our times in Paris over many years my thoughts turned to how to start or introduce what is a collection of stories and personal recollections. I thought really that I have to explain why we went to Paris at all and why it came to mean so much.

Is Paris more Beautiful in the Rain?

This feels like a good subject to ponder as publish my new book about Paris although I have a feeling I will be writing more about Paris in the future – the story is not fully told nor has it ended. At the end of ‘Midnight in Paris’ Gil and his new love Gabrielle head off to a new beginning and they walk across the Seine on Pont Alexandre III unconcerned by the falling rain, in fact to them ‘Paris is more beautiful in the rain’. Whether Hemingway ever shared the same romantic vision of Paris we do not know though somehow I doubt that he did.

Clovelly Harbour and the Red Lion Pub Devon England

A view across the harbour giving some idea of the steep descent up from the beach at Clovelly. All the houses at by the landing beach are occupied and have great views but obviously plagued by tourists in summer. Lunch at the Red Lion pub is well worth having to face the climb back toContinue reading “Clovelly Harbour and the Red Lion Pub Devon England”

Clovelly Harbour and the Red Lion Pub Devon England

A expansive view on the steep descent down to the harbour at Clovelly. Lunch at the Red Lion pub is well worth having to face the climb back to the top. You can order inside and eat on the harbour wall with a lovely cold pint. The food is excellent and local. This is oneContinue reading “Clovelly Harbour and the Red Lion Pub Devon England”