Lest we forget

Normandy is often described as the Devon to Brittany’s Cornwall. There’s no doubt that this is a beautiful part of the world and it’s easy to see the resemblance between the West Country and this part of France. There’s beautiful green countryside and lovely beaches; there are orchards growing fruit for cider, calvados and poiré … More Lest we forget


Now that we’re on the west coast, it’s time to slowly start to make our way north again. The sun is finally shining, and we’re finding lots of lovely places to explore along the way. First stop is Bourgneuf en Retz, a small village in the Loire-Atlantique region. There are some great cycle routes in … More Breizh

Go West!

Our hunt for better weather continues and we decide to start a BIG drive west, aiming for La Rochelle with a 1 night stopover in between. Our route takes us through some of the most beautiful scenery we’ve seen on this trip so far; we drive through the Parc national des Cévennes. We drive through … More Go West!

En Provence

At last an opportunity to explore the Provence. We’re keen to get to the coast but we want to visit a few spots at least. A quick search on the internet, and a request for tips on facebook soon leads to a long list of possible places to visit. They all look really good, and we … More En Provence

The Roman Way

After our visit to Montpellier, we want to see more Roman history. Initially we decide to try to find an aire near Nîmes to visit the amphitheatre and viaduct there. We learn about a nice aire at Remoulins with a direct bus to Nîmes, although when we get there it turns out there are no … More The Roman Way