In Praise of Piment

The cuisine of the Basque country is like the country itself, vivid, rustic, and full of personality.

France Abroad – The Taste of Gascony

When Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry II of England in 1152, she brought a goodly chunk of France, but in London today the reverse has happened.

Voyage to Reims

The top tables in Reims and nearby Avize are very different from one another, but well worth the trip from Paris for a memorable feast.

Looking Around Avignon

For anyone thinking of a move to the south of France, Avignon might be one of the best places to start.

The Lovely, Laid-Back City of Tours

Beneath the plane trees lining Boulevard Béranger, the twice-weekly flower market in Tours provides a splash of color and a heady whiff of fragrance to the thoroughfare, one of several that can justly be described as Haussmannesque. The imposing Belle Epoque City...

Corsican Cornucopia

A little piece of paradise that strayed to sea.

Day hikes, Organised Trips or Freedom with a Tent

FREEDOM WITH A TENT One option is to book a flight, pack your tent and go. If you know what you're doing, this can be a liberating experience. You will need to get the correct...

Caving – Languedoc Roussillon

Exploring caves in the Languedoc-Roussillon I’ve never been one for actively choosing to spend my holidays in the dark - give me a stretch of golden sand and blue sky any day - but ever...

Lozere – Languedoc-Roussillon’s secret department

Discover a land of endless beauty where the great outdoors is king! To say that the Lozere department in the northern Languedoc Roussillon has been largely overlooked by English speaking tourists would be something of...

Argentat town guide

A river and people In recent years due to an increase in the number of tourists visiting Argentat, the town has made enormous efforts to achieve a ‘tourist friendly’ environment and has had to invest...