Sarlat is not the place I thought it was

First-time visitor to Sarlat, guide, the dordogne, france, travel blog
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.

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

Château de Cheverny, Loire Valley, France, travel blog
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.

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

Travel Diary, Chasing chateaux, Loire Valley, France, travel blog
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.

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

visit to Château de Chambord, Loire Valley, France
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.

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.

She refused to serve me and asked me to leave the restaurant at Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

refused service, restaurant, saint-cirq-lapopie, saint cirq lapopie, travel blog
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.

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

Travel Diary, Day 5, Crying my eyes out, travel blog
Today is going to be an uneventful day because I am leaving Amboise and driving to Brantôme for the next leg of my road trip through France. I have nearly 180 miles of mostly D-roads ahead and according to the SatNav it should take me about four hours to get there. Time to pack and take a few photographs for...

Before the heavens opened at Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley in France

Château de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France, travel blog
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.

Le Manoir Saint Thomas in Amboise (Loire Valley, France) – an honest hotel review

Le Manoir Saint Thomas, Amboise, Loire Valley, France, hotel review, travel blog
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 Day 10: Driving off the edge of a cliff, trying to get to Rocamadour

Travel Diary, Day 10, Driving off the edge of a cliff, Rocamadour, travel blog
It all started when I decided that I knew better than the SatNav and the warning signs. I was convinced that there was a car park right next to the entrance of Rocamadour. Not the one on the side of the main road that was full but another one. So I kept driving until I reached the river level...