Category France

2021 Gone, 2022 Beckons

In years gone by at this time of year I would have recapped my exciting travels undertaken and talked enthusiastically about my travel plans for the coming year. 2021 was far less adventurous than normal for obvious reasons and I daren’t plan too much for the year ahead. I did however get around a bit, […]

Monday Morning Blues – Lamp Post and Leaves in Nancy, France

This lamp post composition in Nancy caught my eye on a nice autumnal day in November.

Sunday Photos – Jazz Flow Art in Nancy, France

On a recent trip to Nancy I discovered these paintings by Arnaud Florentin. Beautiful works of art that I would love to own. See more of Florentin’s works at Galerie Saint Martin.

Place Stanislas, Nancy, France

Fancy Nancy in the Lorraine region of France

My first foreign jaunt since the first lockdown so me & Mrs Wilbur venture to France on Eurostar in November. We were met at St. Pancras with monster queues due to the extra checks and the fact that only 2 people were manning the French passport control. This led to a departure delayed by 30-minutes. […]

Gare de L'Est, Paris

Sunday Photo – Train Stations in France

Having clocked up a fair few overseas train journeys since 1987, I undertook my first for two years last weekend. Arriving by Eurostar, it was a short walk from Paris Gare du Nord to Gard de L’est before taking the slick SNCF train the one-hour forty minutes to Nancy in Lorraine. I will blog some […]

Monday Morning Blues – Hôtel de Ville in Nancy, France

Today’s picture comes from my first trip outside the U.K. since February 2020. Nancy is about 90-minutes by train from Paris and has some beautiful squares and stunning architecture.

Wordless Wednesday – The Moulin Rouge in Paris

Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Paris

Monday Morning Blues – Sacre Coeur in Paris

Montmartre is my favourite place to stay in Paris and the Sacre Coeur is literally the heart of the area. I hope it won’t be much longer before we view this welcome sight again.

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Lyon

Euro 2020 Match Day 16 – France v Switzerland

Favourites France take on the resolute Swiss in Bucharest. France Lyon is the gastronomic capital of France with many Michelin star restaurants (21 at time of writing) and some fine classical cafes. The city is on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers and makes for a perfect place for a riverside stroll. You […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 13 – France v Portugal

Budapest plays host to the crucial match between the finalists from Euro 2016 France The Musée D’Orsay in Paris is my favourite art gallery in the world. Housed in the marvellous from Paris to Orleans railway station on the Left Bank of La Seine, it is choc full of famous paintings by the likes of […]