Sunday, January 1 2012

Cannes, Nice, St Tropez, Grasse, Menton and Monaco

St Tropez marina in the sunshineIf there is one French region blessed by the Gods, it is surely this one. The French Riviera.


Thursday, November 3 2011

Brest, Dinard, Saint-Malo, Quiberon, Quimper

BrittanyIt has often been said that Brittany is both unique and multiple.


Bordeaux, St-Emilion, Arcachon, Bayonne and Biarritz

New AquitaniaAquitania stretches from the immense beaches beaten by the Ocean waves to the plains of the Garonne valley.


Sunday, July 10 2011

Mont Saint Michel, a challenging "Mont"

View of th Mont from the campaignFrom Normandy to Brittany, everyone talks about the "Mont". This little town is indelibly linked to the memory of the archangel Saint Michael. Mont Saint Michel is unique beyond description. Its history, its setting, its architecture and its environment have fascinated people for generations.


Saturday, November 27 2010

Leinster, Connaught, Munster and Ulster

Leinster, Connaught, Munster and Ulster in IrelandIreland, the most westerly country in Europe, was born out of water and still lives in symbiosis with water, an element which has helped to forge its personality and character and create the spectacular beauty of its landscapes.


Monday, November 8 2010

Ajaccio, Bonifacio, Porto Vecchio, Bastia

Corsica, the island ob beautyThe Island of Beauty, as it is aptly named. Its coastal landscapes, with rugged cliffs, idyllic creeks, majestic coves, fishing ports, capes and panoramic viewpoints, grey and pink rocks, cliff roads.


Friday, August 20 2010

Northern Ireland

Northern IrelandBelfast, the capital of Northern Irelandis a port city and the country's largest industrial and commercial hub, but, with the tremendous economic growth seen in recent years, it is more than that, and has become and artistic and cultural centre.


Sunday, August 8 2010

Calvi’s “Wind Festival” blows through October 27–31, 2010

Wind Festival in Calvi, Corsica, FranceThis year, the Calvi Wind Festival will take place under the auspices of photographer/environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand and navigator/writer Isabelle Autissier...


Thursday, July 15 2010

A Deliciously Basque Weekend

weekend in the Basque CountrySetting our sites for the Southwest of France during first warm days of spring for some bracing sea air and a taste of Basque Country.


Sunday, June 27 2010

Initials BB: the Brigitte Bardot Exhibit at Saint-Tropez

Brigitte BardotA major exhibit on a glamorous icon of French cinema:  Brigitte Bardot.


Tuesday, June 15 2010

Marseille 2013—European Capital of Culture

modern sculpture for Marseille 2013Marseille will become the European Capital of Culture in 2013. Marseille and Provence will experience a wonderful adventure in 2013 when the Phoenician City takes on the title of the European Capital of Culture.


Wednesday, May 26 2010

Summer in Corsica: guitar concerts, Latin music, and wine routes

Summer music festival in Corsica“Les Nuits de la Guitare de Patrimonio” festival in Corsica, features all styles of guitar—classical, gypsy jazz, flamenco, blues, etc.


Thursday, November 12 2009

Deauville, Caen, Honfleur, Giverny, Bayeux, Cherbourg, Bagnoles-de-l'Orne

villas on the Normandy coastIt is often said that Normandy is a creation of history rather than of geography.


Nantes, La Baule, Le Mans, Angers and Saumur

pays de la Loire in FranceSince early times, the legendary mildness of the climate and the splendour of reflected light on the waters of the Loire river charmed the French kings, who chose this region to build a series of magnificent castles.


Montpellier, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Narbonne and Béziers

Languedoc RoussillonThe Languedoc-Roussillon region stretches from the Pyrenees mountain range to the Aubrac and Margeride Mountains, which flank the massif des Cévennes and the Languedoc plain.


Monday, August 31 2009

Gdansk, The Pearl of the Baltic and the Sublime Hel Peninsula

Gdansk, overlooking the Baltic Sea in PolandGdansk, nicknamed “The Pearl of the Baltic,” is located on the Stara Motlawa River in Pomerania, where the Vistula flows into the sea.


Wednesday, November 12 2008

Marseille, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Orange and Saintes-Marie de la Mer

lavender fields in the ProvenceProvence, a name that tinkles musically in the ears, like the accent of its people. The quintessence of the Mediterranean region.


La Rochelle, Island of Ré, Poitiers, Royan and Cognac

landscape of the Poitou-CharentesLand of passage between the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains of the Massif Central, between the North and the South, between the Paris and Aquitania basins, between the "langue d'oc" and the "langue d'oil", Poitou-Charentes is a region of subtle balances and diversity


Lille, Calais and Dunkerque

Chateau in the North of FranceTo travel in the Nord region is first of all to free oneself of the clichés about a dark, cold region, where life is hard.