Nice (3 to 7 October 2023)

In 2021, Nice was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as “Nice, Winter Resort Town of the Riviera”. It started in the first half of the 1700s when the city became a favoured destination…

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Provence Walk (26 September to 3 October 2023)

Six days walking in Provence.  Sound like a stroll through the vineyards?  Not so.  We had no idea how much natural country remains in Provence, and how rugged some of it is.  Combining hikes through…

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Avignon (23 to 26 September 2023)

Those with an interest in the history of the Catholic Church will know Avignon as the French city from which the Popes once ruled. Like most of the great conflicts of history, it was all…

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Ajaccio (3 to 5 September 2023)

Corsica’s capital, Ajaccio is a really pleasant place to spend a few days.  Good restaurants, plenty of old town to explore, a buzzy food market filled with good snack-sized local foods to graze through, and…

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Corsica Hiking – Mountains to the Sea (24 August to 3 September 2023)

Corsica is famed for mountain hiking.  The 180km GR20 which runs diagonally north-south through the island’s mountainous spine takes an average of 16 days to complete and has a reputation as one of the longest…

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