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Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse and New Chausseurs

Day Two in Lyon was a rainy day, so a perfect time to do some shopping. Not that I need an excuse to shop! The first stop was the city market in Lyon, known as “Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse.” The outside of the building is less than thrilling; …

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Snow, magic and crackling fires near Provence – shall I ski?

It has been a year since an unfortunate and dramatic ski injury in Switzerland whilst on a family holiday. As always, time heals and I am itching to go to the mountains again. I adore the Savoie region of the French Alps and if there is one other place I …

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Lyon Day One: Hog Heaven

It took less than three hours for mon fils and I to find a restaurant in Lyon that’s worth writing home about. We arrived by train at five in the afternoon and we were ordering “bouchon lyonnaise” style at the Bouchon de l’Opera by eight. Lyon, France is famous for …

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Explore Nice and Beyond a Paul Shawcross App

Paul Shawcross is an Economics major who turned his sights to travel, photography and writing in the 1990s. He has written many freelance articles for Francophile publications. His experience led Michelin to knock on his door for help writing and revising their Green Guides – for a long list of …

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Lyon: A Feast For the Eyes

Now that you have seen some of the foods that make Lyon one of the world’s great pleasures, here are a few of the sights that make the French city a true world treasure. View from the bank of the Rhone Rubin sculpture in the entrance garden to […] Explore …

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Vines Vineyards and Fine Wines with France en Velo

If you are a cyclist, France is your country and Provence is perfection. Hannah Reynolds a competitive cyclist and writer and John Walsh a professional biking guide have pooled their shared passion in a new book called France en Vélo – The Ultimate Cycle Journey From Channel to Med – …

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Marseille’s Coming Out

Gilles Conchy describes his birth city of Marseille, as “tense, cosmopolitan, not well-mannered, but it is colourful, generous and sunny all year long.”

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Photographer and Writer Paul Shawcross Shares his Provence

France got in the way of Spain. That might be the way Paul Shawcross would describe his first taste of France in 1979. His plan was to drive through France en-route to discovering Spain. He stopped at a campground in Millau, part of the amazing Tarn River Gorge. It was …

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On the Road with Sally: Saint Jean du Gard

Sally’s first road trip was to the Tuesday market in Saint Jean du Gard. The town’s history dates back to the twelfth century when monks from the Abbey of St-Gilles created the settlement on the banks of the Gardon River. With its religious beginnings, Saint… Explore this Post  

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A perfect seaside lunch in Cassis

A quick hop, skip and a jump down the A8 and the A52 and we are in Cassis. Forty minutes to be exact. An exquisite town too small to cope with the thousands that visit. Mid October and its quieter……. Lovely.  Am I really here?   This is one of the …

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