Category France

Monday Morning Blues

This week’s photo is the approach to Bonifacio on the southern tip of the French island of Corsica. We visited in July 2005 from northern Sardinia.

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Friday Photos – Mont-Saint-Michel, France

We visited the island settlement of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy in June 2015. Reached by a causeway, it is situated at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. A fine place to visit, but beware of the crowds. It was baking hot on the day we travelled there and there were many bus loads of tourists. […]

Couple in Love, Montmartre, Paris

Valentine Friday Photo – A Parisienne Scene

Paris is known as the city of romance and I wouldn’t argue with that. I just loved the togetherness of this couple that I took in Montmartre several years ago.

Fire Damaged Notre Dame de Paris

Wordless Wednesday – Notre Dame de Paris

Baku View

2019 Ends, 2020 Beckons

“A postponed journey means a very special future opportunity.” So say I after having to cancel two booked trips last January, which have now been re-scheduled for early 2020. More of those later, what about the trips actually undertaken in 2019? Athens A late February stay in our central Athens apartment so we could visit […]

Monday Morning Blues – La Seine, Paris

Today I do not have the Monday morning blues because a) I am in Paris and b) it is our wedding anniversary. Paris always makes me happy, so here’s a shot I took yesterday.

Sunday Photos, Quartier Latin Market, Paris

There is nothing quite like markets to sample the local atmosphere of a destination and the colourful versions in the French capital are no exception. This one springs up most days outside the Maubert – Mutualité Métro on Boulevard Saint Germain.

Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Paris

Friday Photo – Sacré Cœur, Paris

Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Paris

Le Tour de France – Part Fin, Paris

The actual Tour de France finishes in Paris with a parade up the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe, so this is where I will finish too. I have visited the wonderful French capital more times than I can remember thanks to Eurostar. If Mrs Wilbur and I do not visit at least once […]

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Le Tour De France – Part Six, Normandy & Brittany

Normandy & Brittany Thousands of years ago, the UK was attached to modern day France and although those land ties have long since been broken, a special bond and landscape similarity remains between Essex & Kent in England and Breton et Normandie en France. The fact that a Eurotunnel train only takes 35 minutes to link Folkestone […]