Alsace (7 to 12 May 2022)

France’s oldest wine route is a 170km stretch from Marlenheim east of Strasbourg south to Thann, through the foothills of the Vosges Mountains and along the Rhine plain. Along the way are dozens of picture…

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Stevenson Trail North (28 April to 4 May 2022)

In the autumn of 1878 Robert Louis Stevenson was holed up in Le Monastier-sur-Gazielle nursing a wounded heart.  He’d had a relationship with an American woman who’d left her husband due to his infidelities and…

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Lyon (25 to 28 April 2022)

We headed to Lyon to meet up with a friend from our previous travels for 3 nights of gastronomic wonders followed by a long walk in the countryside (see next post for details of that…

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Dinan and around + Rouen (17 to 24 April 2022)

We spent six nights in Dinan.  It’s a Middle Ages town and apart from a new kitchen and bathroom, we think our apartment hadn’t changed much since then.  It was all ancient creaky floorboards, exposed…

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Mont Saint-Michel (April 2022)

We had planned to visit Mont Saint-Michel on our way from Caen to Dinan but the host for our digs in Dinan was horrified.  Visiting the most visited site in France after the Eiffel Tower…

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