Tag: Grasse

Trip to Chateauneuf-Grasse

I’ve slowly been introducing you to a multitude of pretty French hill villages, called “villages perchés“  in my home department of the Alpes-Maritimes, and the neighbouring Var. These were built largely during the Middle Ages (if not before) in strategic spots on mountain tops… Continue Reading “Trip to Chateauneuf-Grasse”

French Fancies: Fragonard

If you thought this series of posts would be about delicious French delicacies then you’ll initially be somewhat disappointed because I’m starting with some of my favourite French companies. We’re not talking behemoths such as l’Oreal or Danone, but family owned and run enterprises,… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Fragonard”

Thursday doors #98

It was my final selection of 2020 and I’m going to kick-off 2021 with my final batch of doors from Grasse.   Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #98”

Thursday doors #97

Here’s my final selection of doors for 2020 and again they’re all  from Grasse. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in the… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #97”

Thursday doors #96

This week and next, it’s doors from Grasse. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in the fun by creating your own Thursday… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #96”

Trip to Grasse: Part II

In Part I of my trip, I showed you around the town. Now, let’s turn our attention to that which has made Grasse famous: perfume. Trade with the Moors in 16th century brought jasmine to Grasse, which is perfectly placed to grow these fragrant… Continue Reading “Trip to Grasse: Part II”

Trip to Grasse: Part I

Situated just north of the French Riviera’s playground of Cannes, the inland town of Grasse is most famous for one thing and one thing only: perfume. It is internationally renowned as the world’s perfume capital, an industry for which the town rose to prominence… Continue Reading “Trip to Grasse: Part I”

French Riviera: Must See Places

Most of us can only dream about where we’d like to visit next however I would encourage you to do more than just dream. Plan and prepare for when we can all travel again. I’m conscious that many of you only have a few… Continue Reading “French Riviera: Must See Places”

How much?

Today’s Armistice Day in France and hence a bank holiday. It’s also the designated day for my longer ride, anywhere between 100 and 150km. The weather today was sunny but decidedly chilly. Indeed, the mountains behind the coast already have a liberal dusting of… Continue Reading “How much?”

Ma cherie

The wind of recent days has sucked the humidity out of the air and lowered the temperature a couple of degrees: ideal cycling weather. In addition, the heat haze has gone leaving clear views of both the coastline and hinterland for miles around. My… Continue Reading “Ma cherie”