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

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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.

Road Trip Diary Day 3: I’m going to sleep in my car tonight

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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 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...

A spontaneous visit to Monpazier

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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.

Road Trip Diary Day 10: Driving off the edge of a cliff, trying to get to Rocamadour

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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...

Sarlat is not the place I thought it was

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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.

A road trip through France – the itinerary

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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 through France. The original plan was to drive to France and spend a week in each of the French regions. Quite ambitious given that there are 13 of them! It didn't put me...

Photobombing a group of Japanese tourists in Collonges-la-Rouge

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Having fun photobombing a group of Japanese tourists in Collonges-la-Rouge, aka The Red Village on my Instagram mission to photograph some of the prettiest villages in The Dordogne.

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

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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.