Monet’s House and Garden – Giverny

Monet's Garden, Giverny

Standing in Monet’s Garden is like being in a Monet Print: Claude Monet, as many would know, is known to be the founder of Impressionism, a term which was coined from the title of his painting Impression Sunrise, “Soleil Levant”.  A visit to Monet’s home and garden will take you into the the picturesque world […]

Roubaix Designer Outlet

Direction to Roubaix Designer Outlet

Roubaix, a town of art, history and dedication to fashion: Roubaix Designer Outlet is another long established McArthurGlen designer discount outlet mall in France which opened its doors in 1999.  Situated in the heart of Roubaix, along an attractive pedestrianised walkway, Roubaix Designer Outlet is the highlight of the town’s redevelopment scheme with a metro […]

Troyes Designer Outlet

Direction to Troyes Designer Outlet

Troyes’ association with clothing dates back to 12th century Troyes Designer Outlet is the first of McArthurGlen’s discount outlet malls in France, having opened in 1995. It’s not surprising that McArthurGlen chose this city as the location for their designer outlet as Troyes’ association with textile manufacture and knitting go back to the 12th century.  […]

Paris Designer Outlet – La Vallée Village

La Vallée Shopping Village

A Visit to La Vallée allows you look for designer fashion at discounted price: Parisiennes are very stylish dressers and are well known for their flair in putting pieces of clothing and accessories together to create a look! Yes, French women always have the Look and when you come shopping in Paris, you are indeed […]

Paris Shopping – Les Grands Magasins of Paris

Galeries Lafayette, Paris

At these stores you can shop till you drop: If shopping is your passion, a visit to the grand department stores of Paris is a must. Parisiens are très chic and the department stores here carry all the latest in the fashion scene.  The big stores stock most of the international brand names and there […]

Annecy – The Little Venice of France

Palais de l’Isle, Little Venice, Annecy, Haute-Savoie

Annecy a Little Venice: Annecy, in the Haute-Savoie region, is a beautiful and popular resort town on the northern end of the Lac d’Annecy. Take a stroll around the old town and you’ll quickly see why this town has earned itself the tag of Little Venice. Little Venice A network of canals criss-crossing the town […]

Discovering Dijon on the Owl’s Trail

Dijon Owl's Trail

Discover Dijon by following the Owl’s Trail: Dijon is famous for Dijon mustard, however the capital of the province of Burgundy has lots more to offer than just this condiment. From the early 11th century AD until the late 1400s, the province was home to the Dukes of Burgundy .   Burgundy was a place of […]

Tour de France 2009 | Le Tour de France

Tour de France route

A tour of France with a difference: The 96th Tour de France is just a month away, starting from Saturday July 4th to Sunday July 26th 2009. It’s amazing how many people who do not cycle at all have become fans of this great and gruelling race, yours truly included. The tactical aspect of the […]