France is the most visited country in the world, and who can resist coming here? Explore the wild coasts of the north and don’t miss a trip to the tidal island of Mont St Michel. Visit romantic Paris to see the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Wander through the vineyards of Aquitaine and marvel at the stunning chateaux in the Loire Valley. Go mountain climbing in the beautiful Pyrenees and the Alpes to gaze in awe at majestic Mont Blanc. Sail around Marseille’s famous calanques and visit the beautiful Hyères Island of Port Cros, which is one of France’s magnificent National Parks. Hiking is popular in France and there are over 60 000km of GR trails to explore. Spend a few days in Corsica, the famous “île de beauté”. Climb the Dune de Pyla on the Atlantic coast and relax on the beaches of the French Riviera.
It would be an understatement to say that Northern France is a land steeped in history. It is a land where empire has fought empire for over a thousand years and an historical fault line has left not scars but monuments to the epic endeavours of everyone from the individual ordinary soldier of every age to great statesmen like... Read more >>>
Always chasing his culinary dreams, my husband, Dick was excited to be visiting Domaine d'Esperance in Gascony - home to the foie gras that he so dearly loves. As guests of Comtesse Claire de Montesquiou, he was able to indulge in his fancy and I was able to study under Chef Natalia Arismendi who teaches the cooking classes on the... Read more >>>