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Southern France; A Rhône trip to French Wine

During the current testing times for France and it’s people, I’m thinking back to June this year, visiting the Ardèche, Provence and the Rhône Valley, regions in southern France, which seemed immune to the troubles of the outside world. Hurtling towards Avignon on a high speed train, watching the rural French countryside of late spring flash by, a troubled world …

Catalonia – The Character of a Nation

In a trip overflowing with highlights including canyoning and a hot air balloon ride on a recent visit to Catalonia and yet the main highlight for me remains the people. The populace of a region are what gives it character, Catalonians are proud of their heritage. Their passion was immediately apparent for preserving their culture and their eagerness to demonstrate …

Fabulous Aveyron – Art and Artistic French Cuisine

On a recent visit to the Aveyron, France I surprised myself. Never likely to be accused of being a ‘culture vulture’, this trip was a feast of cultural treats. I can appreciate  captivating art, good cuisine and enjoy listening to a powerful piece of music. However visiting the Louvre was more due to peer pressure than my own interests. The …