Tag: France

Hotels, Travel, Travel in Europe

Living the fairytale life at Hotel Chateau du Grand-Luce

Glorious Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé From the moment I disembarked at diminutive Tours Airport I could feel I was in for something special. Driving through sunflower fields and idyllically sleepy villages I felt my sense of expectation growing as we headed deeper into the verdant Loire Valley. Final destination? The village of Le Grande-Luce. It’s […]

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A heavenly piece of France at PAUL in Covent Garden

Tonight I’m back in Covent Garden trying out a brand new bistro. I seem to keep discovering romantic stories of family businesses that have been going forever. PAUL is another one of them. The company was started in 1889 when Charlemagne Mayot and his wife opened a small bakery in Croix near Lille. It was his […]

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If you’re going to Beaune

So it’s time for the welcome return of guest blogger Jan Orchard who has been experiencing the joys of Beaune. My mouth is watering as I read…thoughts of the best cheese shop in the world (I may never get out if I walked into that)…wine lists with over 800 choices and the rotisserie van that’s […]

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Bulls, markets and Marc at 5am in St Remy

My first guest blogger on my new blog. Welcome Jan Orchard. She wrote about her visit to Arzak in San Sebastian for the previous, destroyed blog and I’m glad to say has agreed to making another appearance. And it’s a real goodie from the town of St Remy in Provence, France. Visiting St Remy by […]