Tag Archive: France

Where we follow the scallop shells to the field of stars

This weekend my friend Steff and I embark on what we hope will be a grand adventure (that’s certainly how we’ve planned it). We’re off to Spain via France to walk the Camino… Continue reading

Chateau Chenonceau

Leaving Tours the next stop was at one of the beautiful Chateaus of the Loire Valley. Chateau de Chenonceau is a beautiful Grand House, set among perfectly manicured gardens. It also boasts the… Continue reading

Fortresses and timber frames

Meandering south west from Mont Saint-Michel, St Malo’s fortress style surrounds beckoned. Rennes is known for its timber framed buildings. I spent a nice, sunny lunch time wandering around the central part of the city,… Continue reading

Conquerors and monasteries

Moving on to Bayeux and Mont Saint-Michel for conquerors on tapestries and monasteries on rocks. Bayeux was the first stop. I was happy to finally get a chance to see the Bayeux tapestry… Continue reading

Coastal France

Long time no post, here’s France in Spring 2011. Honfleur Deauville Normandy landing beaches American cemetery Arromanches

Rouen

The next stops on our trip took us into Normandy first stopping for lunch at Rouen and a peek at its Cathedral and the Gros Horloge (big clock). The weather was still lovely… Continue reading

Monet’s garden at Giverny

The first stop after Paris on my whirlwind French adventure was Monet’s garden at Giverny. The house and garden at Giverny will be familiar to many who have seen Monet’s famous waterlily paintings.… Continue reading

Paris in the springtime

A few weeks ago I headed off for my first continental holiday in a very long time. Armed with backpack and other essentials I hopped on a train headed for France. It was a… Continue reading

Flashback – eight years

Eight years ago this Easter I was in Rome.  It’s not a bad place to spend Easter (although it is one of the busier times of year to be there).  I didn’t originally… Continue reading