St-Paul de Vence | Provence – France

St-Paul de Vence - The View

St-Paul de Vence, a painter’s destination: As we approached this picturesque fortified hilltop village of St-Paul de Vence, it’s easy to see why this landscape was a favourite subject for artists in the past. If, like me, you can’t paint to save your life, then the next best thing to do to try and capture […]

Monte Carlo – Monaco

Monaco - View of Port

From Grand Casino to Grand Prix to Tour de France: First it was the Grand Casino that brought the wealthy to Monte Carlo, then it was the Monaco Grand Prix, and now it is the Tour de France. The tour peddles off from one of the smallest countries in Europe, covering only 195 hectares of […]

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 […]