Paris 1.01 – A guide to my favourite city in the world

  Since moving to the UK in 2003 I have visited Paris too many times to count – falling in love with it a little more each time. Below is my Paris 1.01 – A guide to my favourite city in the world – this

A sombre visit to Oradour sur Glane

  The town of Oradour sur Glane in France was the scene of one of World War II’s most senseless atrocities.  Oradour was ransacked by a German Waffen-SS company in June of 1944 – they killed all 642 of the town’s inhabitants.  Rather than rebuild

Things to do in Saint Malo France

  I have visited Saint Malo twice now – once in 2007, and again in 2017. Back in 2007, a group of us decided to head to this fortified town on the Brittany coast via the overnight ferry from Portsmouth. The huge benefit of living

The Fête de la Musique in France

  Experiencing a Fête de la Musique event in France is just magical.  I actually stumbled across this cultural occurrence quite by accident one year in Paris, but have since sought out the events across France.  The brain-child of Jack Lang, the Minister of Culture

A Day Trip to Brantôme

  I recently had the pleasure of taking a day trip to Brantôme in the Dordogne, France.  Sometimes called ‘The Venice of the Dordogne’, and although Brantôme is beautiful, I don’t think I’d go quite that far!  The old town sits in a bend in