Category: Trips

Trip to Fréjus: Part III

This is the third and last part of our recent trip to Fréjus where we wandered around its lovely Medieval Old Town. I’ve already covered its Roman heritage in Part I, so what happened to it after the fall of the Roman empire? Its… Continue Reading “Trip to Fréjus: Part III”

Trip to Fréjus: Part II

On a recent trip to Fréjus, we visited its Roman ruins. In the gardens in front of the remains of the arena is a monument to the collapse of the Malpasset Dam, considered France’s greatest civil disaster. Malpasset was an arch dam on the… Continue Reading “Trip to Fréjus: Part II”

One from the vaults: Another Trip down Memory Lane

Of course, at this time of year, we’d normally be watching the Vuelta a Espana and consequently we’re heading back to Marbella for the opening stages of the 2015 race. It’s an area which holds many fond memories for us, as I explain below.… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Another Trip down Memory Lane”

Trip to Fréjus: Part I

After an enjoyable lunch at the Clos des Roses vineyard, we decided to explore Fréjus. We’ve cycled past it many a time but have not previously visited either its Roman ruins or its Old Town. Now, if you’ve read any of my earlier trip… Continue Reading “Trip to Fréjus: Part I”

Trip to Gorges du Verdon: Part II

As you know, sightseeing is thirsty work and no day out would be complete without lunch, or at least a picnic. I had opted for the former and booked lunch at La Bastide de Moustiers which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. But… Continue Reading “Trip to Gorges du Verdon: Part II”

Trip to Gorges du Verdon: Part I

Provence is not all olive groves, vineyards, swimming pools, Mediterranean pine forests and lavender fields, it’s so much more……….With the mercury rising, as part of our staycation, we headed to the nearby Gorges du Verdon. We’ve driven and cycled through here a number of… Continue Reading “Trip to Gorges du Verdon: Part I”

Trip to the Var: Part III

As part of our summer staycation, my beloved aka Officer in Charge of Drinks decided on a visit to yet another vineyard in the Var. You may recall from my earlier post, I mentioned the diverse terroir in the Var. This time we visited… Continue Reading “Trip to the Var: Part III”

A trip to Menton

All too often we just cycle through Menton on our way to Italy for a coffee or use it as a gateway to the Col de la Madone. The other afternoon, we decided to pay its Old Town a visit. When life gives you… Continue Reading “A trip to Menton”

Trip to Juan-les-Pins

One Sunday afternoon we decided to swing by Juan-les-Pins, a town we frequently cycle through, to have a closer look at some of our favourite buildings and the new developments around town. While the name Juan’les-Pins conjours up visions of a heady pre-war lifestyle… Continue Reading “Trip to Juan-les-Pins”

Trip to the Var: Part II

Aged four and a half my first trip abroad had been camping in Cavalaire. Friends of my parents had long espoused the joys of holidaying under canvas and we were persuaded into joining them. My parents purchased an all-singing, all-dancing tent, piled it into… Continue Reading “Trip to the Var: Part II”