French Riviera Road Trip: 7 Day South of France Itinerary

The Cote d'Azur, that clear stretch of coastline in the south of France, dotted with ritzy holiday destinations, historic hilltop towns, twisting mountain roads and white pebble beaches leading into the azure … [Read more...]

The Complete List of Day Trips from Paris

During the seven years I lived in France I took my fair share of day trips from Paris. It's a fun way to escape the city for the day or an afternoon. It can be tough to drag yourself away from Paris, … [Read more...]

Sardinia to Berlin via France

Sardinia was full of surprises, both good and bad. It has the stunning beaches everyone expects but some very average ones too. Watching Sardinian horses and pink flamingos with a mountainous backdrop is etched … [Read more...]

Top 5 Beautiful Parks in Paris

Spring has finally arrived in Europe and it's currently rewarding us with gorgeous pink cherry blossoms, sweet-smelling wisteria and orange blossoms as well as beautiful spring flowering bulbs like tulips and … [Read more...]

Cherry Blossoms at Parc de Sceaux near Paris

If you can bear to leave Paris for the day but still want a typically French experience, Parc de Sceaux is a great spot for a classic picnic of baguette, cheese and wine. Although the park is a popular weekend … [Read more...]

Wazemmes Food Market in Lille

Lille would have to be one of the best foodie locations I’ve ever visited in France. There are loads of fantastic restaurants cooking traditional and modern cuisine, the bakeries and patisseries are exceptional … [Read more...]

Angelina’s Famous Hot Chocolate in Paris

Angelina's famous hot chocolate in Paris is not your usual hot chocolate. They call it ls'Africain and it's a rich, thick, dark hot chocolate served with a side of sweet whipped cream. I had heard of it before … [Read more...]

Montpellier’s Sandy Beaches

Before moving to Montpellier in 2005, I hadn't realised that the city isn't actually situated on the beach. Montpellier is 15kms from the sea so if you want to hang out at the beach you need to head to one of … [Read more...]

Toulouse Day Trip: Uzerche

Limousin is one of the most rural and least populous regions in France but there are many cute medieval towns worth exploring there, especially while driving from Paris to Toulouse or on a day trip from … [Read more...]

Weekend Guide to Lille

While Lille is close enough to London, Paris and Brussels to visit on a day trip, it really wouldn't do the city justice. Along with being foodie heaven, Lille has a pretty old town, great markets and a number … [Read more...]