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

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Today is the day I go back to the gîte we used to rent for our summer holidays. To say that I am apprehensive about it, would be the understatement of the century. I really don’t know what to expect. I don’t even know if I am going to feel anything at all. I did consider extending my stay at...

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...

Road Trip Diary Day 11: Food challenge and eating with the locals on my way to Sarlat

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Another slow start to the day today. I was on a mission to go back and visit a village, my partner and I used to go to for baguettes and pastries. I couldn’t remember its name and I ended up in a completely different place. At least I still managed to go in the boulangerie, even though it was almost...

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.

The best view in France is at Domme

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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.

Road Trip Diary Day 7: A rainy day in Brantôme

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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.

An American in… Château des Milandes

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

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...

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

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

Road Trip Diary Day 9: The best of the best places to visit in The Dordogne

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The plan for today was to visit Rocamadour but then I decided to include Sarlat and Domme to make the most of my journey. These three towns are the best of the best places to visit in The Dordogne. Fact! Let’s go and see how today is going to pan out. I hope that the SatNav behaves itself and...