France on Fridays #4: Les Antiques, St Remy de Provence

Les Antiques St Remy

A short hop over Les Alpilles from last week’s Les Baux are Les Antiques, St Remy de Provence [Read on...]

Breakfast at Brittany’s: on the way to Siblu


Now Christmas is over I’m starting to think about summer holidays – there is an offer at the bottom of this post for 10% of French holidays with Siblu.

We could have gone for Le Full English but with another meal time due before the end of the crossing, bread and pastries were the [Read on...]

Island life: salt caramel and marshes on Ile de Ré


L’Ile de Ré is a thin sliver of land off the west coast of France near La Rochelle. Accessible only by an expensive toll bridge, the island is a popular place for holiday makers as well as for Parisians, French celebrities and politicians to buy second homes.

Ré vie (translation: Ré life) is very [Read on...]

Postcard from Herceg Novi, Montenegro

Herceg Novi Montenegro

Herceg Novi is an easy 30 minute drive from Dubrovnik airport just over the Croatian border. You can fly there with Easy Jet in summer and British Airways throughout the year. [Read on...]

Postcard from… Brittany Ferries’ Portsmouth to Saint Malo night crossing


The Portsmouth to St Malo crossing is around ten hours and arrives in port at 8am French time so you get more sleep and do less driving. It’s a win win situation. [Read on...]

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