Travel – France

Saturday Snapshots #285

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  My last ever chair lift  ride – Les Gets, France, February 2014

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Hotel Sofitel Paris La Défense

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They say you never forget your first trip to Paris, and I have to say that I tend to agree with this.  For most people these memories would include walking hand in hand along the Seine with a lover; or picking up baguettes from the boulangerie for breakfast; or seeing the view from the Eiffel […]

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Grand Hotel La Cloche de Dijon

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After an action-packed few days exploring the culinary delights of the Vaucluse last summer, it was time for us to start the long journey home to London.  On the way down to the Vaucluse, we had stopped as little as possible, breaking our journey only to sleep at the Fasthotel outside Clermont Ferrand – a place […]

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Visiting the Vaucluse – a wild food foraging and cooking class in Brantes

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As you drive down the Toulourenc valley road, hugging the majestic cliffs, with the mass of Mont Ventoux towering above you and the greenery pressing in on both sides of the road, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were miles from human civilization, and that the GPS navigation system  had sent you on a […]

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Visiting the Vaucluse – dinner, bed and breakfast in Chateuneuf-du-Pape

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The story so far:  After a long drive from London, we had finally arrived in northern Provence, spending our first afternoon exploring the lovely Coustellet farmer’s market.  Our next stop was the hilltop village of Menerbes where we enjoyed a truffle-tastic lunch at the Maison de la Truffe et du Vin; followed by a visit to the Ochre Conservatory […]

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Saturday Snapshots #248

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  Public art, La Defense – Paris, June 2012

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Visiting the Vaucluse – a wine blending workshop at Lavau

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The story so far:  After a long drive from London, we had finally arrived in northern Provence, spending our first afternoon exploring the lovely Coustellet farmer’s market.  Our next stop was the hilltop village of Menerbes where we enjoyed a truffle-tastic lunch at the Maison de la Truffe et du Vin; followed by a visit to the Ochre Conservatory […]

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