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Route of Richard the Lionheart in France

Follow the Route of Richard the Lionheart in France for a trip back in time and a lesson in history. The trail takes you through …

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What to do in Talmont-sur-Gironde, Charente-Maritime

The village of Talmont-sur-Gironde in Charente-Maritime was founded in 1284 by Edward I, AKA Edward Longshanks, ruler of Aquitaine and King of England (1272-1307). He …

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Ten things to do in Saintes, Poitou Charentes

Saintes in the department of Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle Aquitaine (formerly Poitou-Charentes) is a surprising city. Not that well known to visitors or even to the French, …

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5 things to do in Cognac, Charente

Cognac is a smallish city, easy to walk around to see the sites, and with plenty to do – especially if you’re a fan of …

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A walking holiday in the Dordogne Valley

Perhaps all journeys through the Dordogne Valley should start with stuffing yourself with punnets of freshly picked strawberries. At least, that’s how I began my …

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Things to do in Winter in Bordeaux

Bordeaux makes for an ideal winter city break with museums galore, a brilliant food scene and of course – fabulous wines… What to do in …

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The Wine Lover’s Guide to Bordeaux, France

A visit to Bordeaux’s stunning vineyards and fairytale chateaux must feature on any wine lover’s bucket list. But with so many superb quality producers and …

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Probably the world’s best Marathon | Medoc, Bordeaux, France

There comes to every person the realization that they are not as young or athletic as they once were. It came to me in Bordeaux. …

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Guide to Cognac, Charente

The town of Cognac in the Charente department, south west France makes for a great visit. Especially if you love cognac… And historic towns, gorgeous …

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What to see and do in Royan Charente-Maritime

Royan in the south west of France, in Charente-Maritime, is a classified “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire”. This holiday resort combines the old world charm of …

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