Category: Trips

Trip to La Gaude

I’m returning to my posts about Villages Perchés (perched villages) because there are so many I’ve yet to cover. Today’s village of La Gaude is another one of the sixteen villages grouped together by the Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur tourist department as the Route des… Continue Reading “Trip to La Gaude”

Trip to Carros

I’m returning to my posts about Villages Perchés (perched villages) of which there are many I’ve yet to cover. Today’s village Carros is one of sixteen villages grouped together by the Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur tourist department as the Route des Villages Perchés (Route of Perched… Continue Reading “Trip to Carros”

More beautiful French villages

Following on from last week’s list which formed part of a competition on French television, here’s a more “classical list.” As you may have gathered, while I’m getting out and about, I’m not visiting anywhere new that I can write about. That’ll all change… Continue Reading “More beautiful French villages”

Some of France’s most beautiful villages

Let’s indulge in a spot of virtual travel around the most visited country in the world. At least it was before you know what! Every year, the TV channel France 3 runs a competition to find the best-loved villages in France by region. It’s… Continue Reading “Some of France’s most beautiful villages”

Trip to Alassio: Part II

A bit like the Romans many centuries before, the British in 19th century colonised both the French and Italian Rivieras. I’ve already written about their influence on the Cote d’Azur, here’s what happened across the border in Italy. The history of the English in Alassio… Continue Reading “Trip to Alassio: Part II”

Trip to Alassio: Part I

After his heroic efforts cycling in –  or should that be up and down –  Piedmont, my beloved felt in need of a few days of restorative farniente. There was only one place to go. Just over the hour from home, Alassio is a… Continue Reading “Trip to Alassio: Part I”

Visit to Château Sainte-Roseline 

Situated on the outskirts of Les Arcs-sur-Argens, the Château Sainte-Roseline is a both a beautiful historic site and a Cru Classé de Provence. The Roseline Chapel was built in 11th century and its neighbouring cloister in 12th and both were classified as historic monuments in 1980.… Continue Reading “Visit to Château Sainte-Roseline “

Trip to Les Arcs

You may recall I mentioned we’d had a quick trip at the end of May post-lockdown to Les-Arcs-sur-Argens this was the day after we’d lost our WiFi connection. I’ve finally gotten around to finishing the post! It was so nice to finally be able… Continue Reading “Trip to Les Arcs”

One from the vaults: Reasons why we love visiting Alassio in Italy

We’re actually in Milan meeting with clients today nonetheless here’s my final repost which is from April 2018. We often spend a day or even a couple of days away in Italy, in Alassio. My youngest sister asked me why we go there so… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Reasons why we love visiting Alassio in Italy”

One from the vaults: Yet another trip to Alassio

Continuing my reposting about our many trips to Alassio while we’re there this week. This one’s from October 2018. The rationale for our most recent trip was a few relaxing days away so my beloved could use the hotel’s Thalassotherapy facilities to sooth his… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Yet another trip to Alassio”