Beautiful Places to Visit
From vibrant cities to quiet villages, join me on my journey and learn about my favourite places.
Wonderful Things To Do
See beautiful buildings, find the best cafés, visit gorgeous chateaux and discover stunning gardens.
Dreamy Places to Stay
Stay in gorgeous, provincial BnB's, discover boutique hotels, find a country house to look after.
My latest foray into ‘French women’ land is the book ‘French Women Don’t Sleep Alone’ by Jamie Cat Callan. It’s an interesting title which speaks more to crafting the opportunity for partnering than simply being randomly available – and preferring company. ‘JE NE SAIS QUOI’ Although written in a way that …Read More
Deep into the left bank of the River Seine, discover the meeting grounds of the unforgettable ‘Lost Generation’. Many writers, painters, sculptors, and actors, such as Hemingway, Picasso, Fitzgerald and Chagall, found solace and inspiration in the Bohemian lifestyle of Paris during the 1920’s. In Montparnasse, amongst the buzz of …Read More
Experience a fairy-tale moment from your childhood dreaming. For travellers like myself, seeing any Châteaux in France is like stepping through the looking glass into an unreal world. Château de Chantilly is no exception. In pristine condition and nestled serenely into it’s flawless landscape, this beautiful castle must be seen to be believed. …Read More
Few places, in my experience, can match the extravagance of the Palais Garnier, 10 Place de l’Opéra, in Paris’ IV arrondissement. The 1979-seat Opera House is the most lavish building I have ever seen, perhaps ever built, in the modern age. The Palais Garnier has incredible detailing, opulence and majesty. This …Read More
I can hear you. Why would anyone want to organise a 6-week holiday to la belle France and travel with an airline-approved, international carry-on bag as their only luggage? Is it even possible? Why would I want it to be possible? Ask my ex. After all, my inexplicable desire to cram 45-odd …Read More
Villefranche sur Mer… my home away from home. My first experience of actually staying in France was when I studied French at the Institut de Francais in Villefranche in October, 2013. My birthday treat to myself. An absolutely marvellous, month-long immersion French language experience, high on the hillside above the …Read More
Come with me on my travels
Share in my delight of the beauty of the people, the style of the cities and towns, the colour of the countryside, the delicious flavours and distinctive culture of this most captivating country. Come to Paris, visit the chateaux, relax on the Riviera, get lost in the tiny, age-old rues, and indulge in our common love of All Things French.