Greed left me red-faced at Château de Cheverny in the Loire...

An updated travel guide to help you plan your visit to Château de Cheverny in the Loire Valley in France, complete with tips and beautiful photographs.

Living it large at Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley...

An updated travel guide to help you plan your visit to Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley in France, complete with tips and beautiful photographs.

Bunny ears selfies and rain in Turenne

My Instagram mission to photograph some of The Most Beautiful Villages in The Dordogne took me to Turenne, a medieval village famous for its castle which sits on top of the cliff.

Accommodation

La Chartreuse du Bignac in Bignac, France – an honest hotel...

Read this if you wonder what it's like to stay as a guest at a "proper" French Chartreuse. An honest review of my stay at La Chartreuse du Bignac as a paying guest.

Le Moulin de l’Abbaye in Brantôme, France – an honest hotel...

Read this before you book a stay at a French watermill with its own Michelin Star restaurant. An honest review of my stay at Le Moulin de l'Abbaye Brantome.

Le Manoir Saint Thomas in Amboise (Loire Valley, France) – an...

The perfect hotel to explore the Loire Valley and its thousand chateaux. An honest review of my stay at Le Manoir Saint Thomas as a paying guest.

Road Trip Diary

Road Trip Diary Day 8: Revisiting old places and creating new...

Today is the day I go back to the gîte we used to rent for our summer holidays. To say that I am apprehensive...

Travel Diary Day 6: My first “proper” Instagram mission to The...

Photobombing tourists, SatNav failure and trying to escape the rain on my first Instagram mission. But first - room service breakfast in bed with lots of coffee.

Road Trip Diary Day 4: Chasing chateaux in the Loire Valley

Day 4 of my road trip through France when I went chasing chateaux in the Loire Valley. I stained my trousers with raspberry coulis at Chateau de Cheverny and got caught in the rain at Chateau de Chenonceau.