Category: Trips

Trip to Duranus

I’m carrying on with my series of posts about Villages Perchés (perched villages) because there are still so many I’ve yet to cover. Today’s village of Duranus is another regular summer ride and one of those villages grouped together by the Métropole Nice Côte… Continue Reading “Trip to Duranus”

Trip to Utelle

I’m ploughing on with my series of posts about Villages Perchés (perched villages) because there are so many I’ve still to cover. Today’s village of Utelle is a regular summer club ride and another one of those villages grouped together by the Métropole Nice… Continue Reading “Trip to Utelle”

One from the Vaults: Postcard from Sanremo

Typically, this weekend I’d be heading over into to Italy to watch the concluding chapters of the Milan-Sanremo bike race. I’ve watched the race’s conclusion pretty much most years since 2006, though not for the last couple. And not this year either, but for… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from Sanremo”

Trip to Sporting d’Hiver, Monaco

Last weekend my beloved and I attended an event at Monaco’s new Sporting d’Hiver so I thought I’d look into its history. The Sporting d’Hiver was built on the site of the old Palais des Beaux-Arts, a stunning building that was inaugurated in 1893 and… Continue Reading “Trip to Sporting d’Hiver, Monaco”

One from the Vaults: Postcard from [Paris-]Nice

Typically at this time of year, the weekend is spent watching the final two stages of the Paris to Nice cycle race. But this year I’m spending the weekend in Monaco where we’re attending a Gala dinner for the Monaco Bentley Owners’ Club –… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from [Paris-]Nice”

Postcard from Dubai: Palm Jumeirah

The self-proclaimed eighth wonder of the world, Palm Jumeirah is the largest man-made island on the planet. Set on the coast of the Arabian Sea, in the dynamic city of Dubai, it is an eye-catching landmark. Launched in 2001 following the vision of His… Continue Reading “Postcard from Dubai: Palm Jumeirah”

Postcard from Dubai: Trip(s) to DIFC

I’m not yet done with our last trip to Dubai. While we were there we made frequent visits to the nearby Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) largely because of its wealth of quality dining options, its art galleries and civic art displays. Plus, it… Continue Reading “Postcard from Dubai: Trip(s) to DIFC”

Trip to Falicon

I’m pushing on with my series of posts about Villages Perchés (perched villages) because there are so many I’ve still to cover. Today’s village of Falicon, which was one of my first rides with the cycle club, is another one of those villages grouped… Continue Reading “Trip to Falicon”

Trip to Levens

I’m continuing my series of posts about Villages Perchés (perched villages) because there are so many I’ve still to cover. Today’s village of Levens 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 Levens”

Trip to the Louvre, Paris

The Louvre is one of the world’s most famous, largest fine arts museum and home to the one of the most impressive art collections in history. It’s also the most visited museum in the world with (before you know what) an impressive 10 million… Continue Reading “Trip to the Louvre, Paris”