Category: France

June 7, 2008

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer – Provence – France

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is both the place of pilgrimage for the Camargue gypsies as well as the name of

June 3, 2008

The Camargue – Provence – South of France

The Camargue is an interesting region in the south of France, very much like its own separate little country.

May 28, 2008

Côte d'Azur or French Riviera – Southeastern France

Filed under: France,Things to See & Do - France - 28 May 2008

The Côte d’Azur or French Riviera is a well known stretch along the Mediterranean coast which has traditionally been the playground for the rich and famous.  This sun-drenched region along the south-…

May 26, 2008

Pain D'epices – Dijon spiced bread or Gingerbread

Filed under: Cuisine - France,Dijon France - 26 May 2008

Whilst Dijon may be famous for its mustard, another popular food item from this town is the Pain d’épices or spiced bread or gingerbread.  It was introduced from Flanders during  the times …

May 9, 2008

French Cheeses – where they're produced

Filed under: Cuisine - France,Foods - French,France - 09 May 2008

Today, I was treated to a tasting of 3 French cheeses that were new to me.  I must say that they were delicious and confirms that the French are undoubtedly the greatest cheese makers in the world.  The …

May 7, 2008

Rocamadour – A Tricky Start to a Visit – France

Filed under: France,Rocamadour - France - 07 May 2008

Our journey out to Rocamadour was very pleasant as we drove through the beautiful French country side.  Some of the country roads were rather narrow and as the coach climbed further up the …

May 6, 2008

Fête des Fromages – Rocamadour, France

Filed under: France,Rocamadour - France - 06 May 2008

On Pentecost Sunday the village of Rocamadour hosts its annual Fête des Fromages. This apparently is

April 29, 2008

Dijon – 10 top sights on the Owl's Trail

Filed under: Dijon France,France - 29 Apr 2008

Dijon is a beautiful town which is fortunate to have inherited great palaces, elegant buildings and splendid architecture from the old Burgundian nobility.  Under the dukes of Valois, Burgundy was a powerful region …

April 27, 2008

Dijon and the Owl's Trail, France

Filed under: France - 27 Apr 2008

Dijon is famous the world over for its mustard, however the capital of the province of Burgundy has lots

April 26, 2008

Villers-Brettonneux – a French town with special ANZAC memories

Filed under: France - 26 Apr 2008

Villers-Brettoneux a little French town of 3,952 inhabitants takes the centre stage again this ANZAC Day.  Whilst the citizens of Villers-Brettoneux have never ever forgotten the role of the ANZACs in saving their …

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