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 […]
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 […]
The second Saturday of the tournament kicks off with a match in Budapest. Hungary I was first supposed to visit Hungary in 1987 on inter-rail trip one. We had procured a visa and even some Forint, a currency pretty hard to get back then. This was the time of the Iron Curtain and the Berlin […]
A battle of heavyweights in Group F aking place in Munich’s Allianz Arena. France The southern city of Marseille is a world away from Paris. A big African influence has given the city an eclectic feel We stayed in a great AirBNB with a terrace overlooking the port. A magic place for sundowners and nightcaps. […]
Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific. The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks criss-crossing the continent, connecting amazing cities and countries. Arm yourself with […]
With the delayed Tour de France now in progress, I am reminded of our train/car tour in 2015 when we started in Nice and ended in Paris via Avignon, Lyon, Strasbourg and Eparney. Here are a few shots from the tour. French Cemetery, Verdun, France Palace of the Popes, Avignon Abbaye de Sénanque, Provence Cannes
I took this shot during our 2014 tour of France, this being on the Alsace Wine Route leg. The father stork was off searching for food for the youngster whilst the mother waited patiently. Proud Mother Stork
We visited the bird sanctuary in the South of France on a baking hot day in 2014. The flamingoes were the undoubted stars of the show, putting on a fine display.