Monday Morning Blues – Marseille Old Port in France
Marseille is France’s third biggest city, situated on the south coast close to Provence. We travelled by direct train from London a few years ago and had a wonderful time.
What have you got, Toulouse?
Quite a lot actually. The Southern French city on the River Garonne is a delightful place stuffed full of striking architecture, appealing al fresco cafes & restaurants and well-presented independent shops. I stayed there recently for two nights sandwiched either side of a trip to Andorra, and spent a very pleasant few hours strolling around […]
Monday Morning Blues – Andorre l’Hospitalet Train Station in France
I have just got back from a lovely short trip to Toulouse & Andorra. L’Hospitalet station is just over 2-hours from Toulouse and as close to Andorra as you can get by train (a taxi to Andorra la Vella costs €90 each way).
Monday Morning Blues – Painting of the Church at Auvers, Musée d’Orsay, Paris
The Church at Auvers, a painting by Van Gogh hanging in the Musee d’Orsay, Paris
Sunday Photo – Mont-Saint-Michel, France
I visited the mount on the Brittany-Normandy border on a baking hot June day in 2015. We had our small dog with us and avoiding the feet of hundreds of visitors was quite a challenge! It’s a great place to visit, steeped in history and affording some great views of the surrounding countryside.
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.
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. […]
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 […]