She refused to serve me and asked me to leave the...

An updated travel guide to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in The Lot Valley, France based on my recent visit there, complete with tips and beautiful photographs to inspire you and help you plan your visit.

The best view in France is at Domme

Let me take you to one of France's best bastide towns - Domme, and show you the best view looking over The Dordogne river and the valley.

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.

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 Château d’Etoges in Champagne, France – an honest hotel review

Read this if you wonder what it's like to stay as a guest at a "proper" French Château. An honest review of my stay at Château d'Etoges as a paying guest.

Road Trip Diary

A road trip through France – the itinerary

It took me just over three years to get here. I vowed to do that when my partner died - to go on a...

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.

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...