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...

Sarlat is not the place I thought it was

It turns out that Sarlat is a place I have never visited before. So, here's my first-time visitor to Sarlat guide plus tips and advice, based on my recent visit. Read, plan and go to Sarlat! It's too beautiful to miss.

Queueing up for days at Claude Monet’s house and gardens in...

An updated travel guide to Claud Monet's house and gardens in Giverny, France based on my recent visit, complete with tips and beautiful photographs to inspire you and help you plan your visit.

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

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 3: I’m going to sleep in my...

Day 3 of my road trip through France when I was left without a hotel, in the middle of nowhere in the Loire Valley and without a signal on my phone. What's the worst that can happen? Sleep in my car?

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...