France

road trip, travel diary, revisiting old places, creating new memories, travel blog

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

Today is the day I go back to the gîte we used to rent for our summer holidays. To say that I am apprehensive...
rainy day, bran tome, rain, luxury hotel, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 7: A rainy day in Brantôme

It’s a rainy day in Brantôme today and I shall use that as an excuse to stay in my hotel room writing and planning next week’s adventures whilst I binge on room service.
Travel Diary, Day 5, Crying my eyes out, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 5: Crying my eyes out, wishing I was with my...

Today is going to be an uneventful day because I am leaving Amboise and driving to Brantôme for the next leg of my road...
La Chartreuse du Bignac, luxury hotel review, travel blog

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

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.
spontaneous, visit, Monpazier, The Dordogne, France, travel blog

A spontaneous visit to Monpazier

An updated travel guide to Monpazier in The Dordogne, France based on my recent spontaneous visit there and complete with tips and beautiful photographs to inspire you and help you plan your visit.
fear of heights, Château de Marqueyssac, The Belvedere of The Dordogne, travel blog

Facing my fear of heights at Château de Marqueyssac aka The Belvedere of 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.
Travel Diary, Chasing chateaux, Loire Valley, France, travel blog

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.
Le Moulin de l'Abbaye, Brantôme, France, hotel review, travel blog

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

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.
Château des Milandes, The Dordogne, France, travel blog

An American in… Château des Milandes

Let me take you back to Château des Milandes - beautifully preserved and arranged to tell the inspiring story of its late owner - Josephine Baker.
visitors guide to Domme, The Dordogne, France, travel blog

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.

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