Cruising along the Burgundy Canal

12 Nov

The Burgundy canal is one of the most attractive canals in France, winding its way through the heart of renowned vineyards, medieval towns, elegant chateaux, magnificent cathedrals, picturesque villages and wonderful local markets. David Powell spent a week on the luxury hotel barge L’Impressionniste cruising through Burgundy: Monday mornings don’t get much better than this. […]

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The Gendarme of Saint Tropez and French cinema history

1 Nov

To most visitors, Saint Tropez is all about the picturesque harbourfront. Loved for its rich mix of mega boats, old and modern sailing yachts and traditional fishing boats flanked by bustling cafes and restaurants. There are fabulous outdoor terraces where one can sit and watch the world go by on their Harley Davidson motorbikes and […]

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The Gendarme of Saint Tropez and French cinema history

1 Nov

To most visitors, Saint Tropez is all about the picturesque harbourfront. Loved for its rich mix of mega boats, old and modern sailing yachts and traditional fishing boats flanked by bustling cafes and restaurants. There are fabulous outdoor terraces where one can sit and watch the world go by on their Harley Davidson motorbikes and […]

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Cycling in the Loire Valley

27 Oct

It began like this. “We should do another bike trip,” my husband said a year ago. “Mm hmm,” I replied. “Before we get too old,” he added. Too old? Surely, mid-sixties isn’t too old, I thought. I’m energetic, I exercise (not a fanatic, but once or twice a week), and I golf. Golf is exercise, isn’t […]

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Le Grau-D’Agde by the Sea in Languedoc-Roussillon

21 Oct

After my retirement in early 2016, France was on my radar; however, I longed for something a little off the beaten path. The Languedoc-Roussillon area of southern France fit this requirement perfectly. Agde is a beautiful little town between the Canal du Midi and the Mediterranean. Le Grau-D’Agde is located approximately 10 miles south of […]

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