A day in Saint-Jean-de Luz: top attractions

a day in saint jean de luz

Saint-Jean-de-Luz -on the South West coast- is certainly one of the most desired sea-side towns in France but despite being one of the most exclusives post codes, Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a holiday destination everybody would enjoy. If you are travelling to the South West of France I would definitely recommend that you spend a day in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Even though Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a small sized sea-side town, it offers so many things to do that you could comfortably spend  2 weeks there and never get bored, I promise. I have just spent the most amazing 10 days there and every day was … Continue reading

A day in Paris: walk your way around

A day in Paris

Paris, the cultural capital of the world certainly can’t be discovered in one day only, however a day in Paris is more than enough to feel the French essence and get a feel for what this romantic city is all about.  Whenever I have some spare time in a new city -in between flights or as part of a tight travel itinerary- I try to keep it simple rather than to rush to the most famous museum or try to check the top 20 attractions list published on some travel guide. If I am that short on time, what matters … Continue reading

Top reasons to visit the French Riviera

visit the French Riviera

One should not look for reasons to head to the glamorous French Rivera and visit one of the most stunning regions in Europe. However, if you are still not convinced about the endless travel possibilities Nice and its surroundings have to offer, let me show you the highlights of my recent stay in the French Rivera. I love travelling to Nice during the off-peak season which is basically any time of the year except in July and August. As you might know, French have their school holiday from the beginning of July to the end of August and most of … Continue reading

Saint Guilhem le Desert: a gorgeous UNESCO village in South France

saint guilhem le desert

  Nestled in the valley of the Gellone river in the Montpellier region of France, you’ll find the magnificent medieval village of Saint Guilhem le Desert. The village is a UNESCO world heritage site, and part of the pilgrim route to Saint Jaques de Compostelle (Galicia, Spain).   Why visit Saint Guilhem le Desert? This ancient village is so picturesque that you’ll probably have to pinch yourself when you see it, just to check you aren’t dreaming! Winding cobbled laneways and beautiful painted doorways make this place a very romantic spot. The narrow little streets are dotted with art and … Continue reading

Things to do in Lille : Escape for a stylish French weekend!

Lille in France

If you live in London and are looking for a great weekend or something different to do that doesn’t require long travelling hours or stressful airport check-ins, Lille might be your perfect destination! Let me help you to locate Lille: North West of France, only 10 miles from the Belgium border, 1 hour drive from Brussels and 1h26 from London by train: pretty accessible, hey? Ah, and you can also combine Lille with a nice little escape to Paris, the TGV (high speed train) takes you straight there in no time! So whether you want to concentrate in a lovely … Continue reading

Les Alpilles, a hidden secret destination in Provence

View of the Alpilles from Les Baux de Provence

Les Alpilles, literary meaning the small Alpes, is a very secret yet extremely desirable part of the French Provence. If you are looking for the real Provençal experience, the one and only that we picture when entering a L’Occitane boutique anywhere in the world, then look no further and share my little secret destination. I cannot help feeling like a real Provençal native as I live, feel and expect from the world as if Provence’s traditions and culture were a proper philosophy. However, to be totally honest my roots belong to the South-West France, an outstanding and characterful region located … Continue reading

Le Canal du Midi: The Best way to discover the South of France!

If you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful yet exciting vacation the Canal du Midi in the South of France might be the ideal destination you haven’t thought about… yet! Try to picture yourself slowly discovering one of the most beautiful areas of France at your pace on a narrow barge… The Canal is a dream for those looking to escape the stressful city live, go on a great and fun family holiday or simply enjoy the very best of French delights with friends, family or your beloved one. The Canal is part of the French cultural heritage but … Continue reading

The French Pyrenees: The ski destination no one talks about!

It is still skiing season and we just cannot wait to get our tablet or smartphone ready for lunch break and start browsing around for great all-inclusive deals to the Alps! Let’s be honest, we all love hating the cold days as we know they give us the perfect excuse to book an adrenaline- packed holiday followed by delicious cosy food and probably some after-ski drinks! It is so cold…so it is all allowed! But why not being different for once? If you are not keen on going to France and only hear people speaking English, and feel like one … Continue reading