Tag Archives: France
Freedom to travel is a wonderful gift and the release from Covid shackles was a blessed relief. For any traveller, it was like a release from prison. Toulouse & Andorra Travel wise, the year got going in April with a journey to Andorra via Toulouse. My mate Hamish and I took a train close to […]
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, […]
A highlight of most years is to visit a Christmas market somewhere. There is honestly no better way to get into the festive spirit. This year a trip into London and watching dvds of Elf, Christmas Vacation & Wonderful Life will have to do the trick. Germany and Austria are considered as the homeland of […]
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.