Category: France

There IS no place like home…

… it is not just a cliche. We spent a week with my in-laws in Germany (more blog posts to follow with tips and recommendations for holidaying in Bavaria) but are so glad to be back home in… Read More

Holiday Home in Vaucluse, Provence

 We recently stayed a week in this holiday home in Provence, in a small village called Sablet. The village is pretty, not far from Orange and Avignon, and has the basic amenities: baker, butcher, small supermarket and a… Read More

Architects are never on holiday

Seen on a beach on the South of France Not sure if that is his wife looking resigned and bored in the background,  but the castle was a work of art

Top Ten Provence Souvenirs – how many of these items did you buy?

After two weeks in Provence we realised that there are some things that almost every tourist buys. Just as visitors to Germany try the Bier and the Wurst, visitors to Scotland are obliged to have a wee dram… Read More

Tour de France – In Photos

Picnic next to Dutch fans Morzine was decked in yellow Son was rather excited The “caravane” arrived first The friendly Haribo girls chucked some sweets to the kids The first woman to ride in the Tour de France… Read More

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Abondance Abbey

We spent the day in the mountains, in Abondance and Châtel. The Abbey in Abondance is beautiful. The sun shining through the stained glass windows made for colourful shadows around the church.  

Wonder what you can buy in this shop

Ok, so I am easily amused.

La Galoise

The children were fascinated by the villagers in their Asterix and Obelix style dress at a festival in a local French village. Not quite sure what it was all about, but it was fun! 

Fête de la chasse – Hunting Festival in Machilly, France

Quite by accident, we stumbled across this festival. Or rather, my husband cycled past in the morning as they were preparing for the Fête and we decided to go after breakfast, thinking it was a car boot sale…. Read More

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