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Only in Lyon

Only in Lyon

Only in Lyon would I: task myself with eating entrails when there were perfectly good duck options on the menu; find a new passion for pink; sneak beer into a youth hostel to calm my nerves. After a few working days in Paris and a medieval adventure in Pérouges, I set out to explore France’s … Continue reading

January Blues

January Blues

I am watching a BBC Attenborough show and I’m almost in tears because the chipmunk we have followed all through Autumn has now had his entire acorn stash decimated by an older, sneakier rival. How will he survive the long, cold winter? How will I survive the long, cold winter!? January tends to do this to people … Continue reading

Noël en Alsace

Noël en Alsace

Things rarely go to plan when travelling at Christmas time, do they? Particularly in a country that takes its jours fériés very seriously and when a dependency on fluffy, white snow is vital to the holiday activities. The choice to go to the Alsace region in France, which runs along the German border, seemed to me … Continue reading

Languedoc; for the love of France.

Languedoc; for the love of France.

My trip to the Languedoc region last week reminded me of all the reasons why I love France and that I really was lucky enough to live la vie francaise in Périgueux, which seems like a lifetime ago now. Although a long, wet winter in the Dordogne definitely didn’t compare to the beaming, Occitanie sunshine … Continue reading

Périgueux Top Ten

Périgueux Top Ten

Sadly I have moved on from my wonderful séjour in the gastronomic heart of France. But here is my top ten for future lucky travelers. 1. Markets across three squares on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Lively, French and yummy. 2. A walk (or canoe) and picnic along the voir verte on the river l’Isle for … Continue reading