Sacre Coeur, Paris, France

The thing we love about France is….

The way of life, the food and wine and of course some of the most spectacular sights in all of Europe: France is truly something to behold.

Posts about France

Monaco – The French Riviera’s sparkling crown

Just a short day trip from Nice on the French Riviera lies the Principality of Monaco. Although well-known from countless Hollywood films, Monaco has another side which is rarely shown on the big screen. Casinos and luxury yachts. Princesses and paparazzi. Film stars...

Marseille: Why it’s one of my favourite French cities

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had this unshakeable desire to visit Marseille in the south of France. Not to do anything or try anything particularly new though. In fact, I’d forgotten why exactly I even THOUGHT to travel to this gritty, rough port city with its...

Montpellier: Could this French town rival Paris?

When planning a trip to the south of France, you should definitely consider Montpellier. The city used to rival Paris as France's pre-eminent city back in the day, but how does it compare today? Bustling with young energy, still with plenty of historical monuments to...

Create Your Own Perfume in France

I don’t know if I’d truly classify myself as a “girly girl”, but when it comes to things like shoes, jewellery and perfume, well there is no such thing as too many! So when we were in Nice, being so close to the world’s capital of perfume, Grasse, I couldn’t resist...

Three beaches you will love on the French Riviera

In this instalment of our French Riviera journey, we give you the low down on three French Riviera beaches within and surrounding Nice which are fantastic but easily accessible by train. Nice Obviously the grand poo-bah (is that even how you spell it?) of French...

How to explore Nice and the French Riviera

To have a truly spectacular visit to the French Riviera, you need three things: a base to travel from, the favour of the weather gods and the joie de vivre (joy of life!). In mid-June, the forces of the universe combined to give us all three in an amazing three days...

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