Micro Travel Ideas

A selection of micro travel ideas for solo travellers and singles. Discover new destinations and explore new places in style with Lost Peony’s handpicked recommendations.

claude monet, studio, giverny, travel blog

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

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.
Château de Cheverny, The Arms Room, tapestry, cabinet, artefacts, travel blog

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

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.

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

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.

Driving off the edge of a cliff at Rocamadour

An updated travel guide to Rocamadour in France, based on my recent visit there, complete with tips and beautiful photographs to inspire you and help you plan your visit.

Felbrigg Hall – my first visit to a National Trust property this year

My first visit to a National Trust property - Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk. Here are my thoughts, recommendations and plenty of photographs for you to enjoy and share on social media ;)
Lunch, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, saint cirq lapopie, foie gras, goats cheese, duck, travel blog

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

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.
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.
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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Le Château d'Etoges, Champagne, France, luxury hotel, castle hotel, palace hotel

Le Château d’Etoges in Champagne, France – an honest hotel review

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Read this if you wonder what it's like to stay as a guest at a "proper" French Château. An honest review of my stay at Château d'Etoges as a paying guest.
La Chartreuse du Bignac, luxury hotel review, travel blog

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

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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, Brantôme, France, hotel review, travel blog

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

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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.
hotel entrance, Le Manoir Saint Thomas, Amboise, loire valley, france, travel blog

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

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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.