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The Cistercian Abbaye de Sénanque is Famous for its Lavender Fields: One of the most beautiful and photographed sights of Provence is the Abbaye de Sénanque and its lavender fields. This medieval abbey is one of the purest examples of primitive Cistercian architecture and it has a long and interesting history. But what attracts visitors […]
Gourmet French Cheeses you could easily get addicted to: Today, I was tried three French cheeses that were new to me. I must say that they were absolutely delicious and confirms that the French are undoubtedly the greatest cheese makers in the world. The three that I tasted were: Pont-L’Evêque is a small square-shaped flavourful […]
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 […]
Armagnac is more than a brandy: Formerly a province of France, the county of Armagnac was the most powerful of the fiefs of Gascony. It was a historic comté of the Duchy of Gascony, was once an important countship and attained its height of prominence in the 15th century. Armagnac is a region of hills […]
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 […]
Tour Routes in France Virtually all multi-country Europe tours pass through or originate in Paris, but few see much more of France. It is possible to do a pretty extensive tour of France but even so some fairly important areas will be missing or only covered briefly. Regional tours are popular and give you more […]
Travel to France for a Europe Tour with Joie de Vivre! There’s a lot more to France than Paris and Provence. Travel to France involves a journey into the whole French way of looking at the world, and life. Not for nothing do we use the french words “savoir-faire” and “joie de vivre”! France lies […]