Facing my fear of heights at Château de Marqueyssac aka The...

An updated travel guide to help you plan your visit to Château de Marqueyssac and Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, complete with tips and beautiful photographs.

Road Trip Day 2: Living in a French château with vineyards...

Today has all the makings of a slow and uneventful one. Time for me to recover from the long drive and yesterday’s panic attack....

Before the heavens opened at Château de Chenonceau in the Loire...

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

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 5: Crying my eyes out, wishing I...

Today is going to be an uneventful day because I am leaving Amboise and driving to Brantôme for the next leg of my road...

Road Trip Diary Day 9: The best of the best places...

The plan for today was to visit Rocamadour but then I decided to include Sarlat and Domme to make the most of my journey....

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...