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.
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 […]
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).
The Church at Auvers, a painting by Van Gogh hanging in the Musee d’Orsay, Paris
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.
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, […]
This lamp post composition in Nancy caught my eye on a nice autumnal day in November.
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.
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. […]
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 […]