Tag Archives: France

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Lyon

Euro 2020 Match Day 16 – France v Switzerland

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 […]

Abbaye de Sénanque, Provence, France

Euro 2020 Match Day 9 – Hungary v France

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 […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 5 – Germany v France

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. […]

My Top Twenty ‘Lesser’ Cities in Europe

Salzburg in Austria

Europe’s Christmas Markets – Fab Memories of Previous Years

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 […]

European Train Tour #2 – France

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 […]

Bird Sanctuary, The Camargue, France

Thursday Bird #14 – Baby Egret, Camargue, France

Côte D'Azur, France

Wordless Wednesday – Cap Ferrat, France

Proud Mother Stork, Riquewihr, Alsace, France

Thursday Bird – Mother Stork, Riquewihr, France

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

Bird Sanctuary, The Camargue, France

Thursday Bird #4 – Flamingoes, The Camargue, France

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.