Posts Tagged ‘France’

Awesome Chamonix summer fun and hiking

Sunshine, blue skies, good friends and mountain scenery to enjoy. Flocks of parapenters floating around the valley above Chamonix as everyone escapes to the hills for hikes, bikes …or just to train for the UTMB ultra-race around Mont Blanc. Glorious walking weather around Bellevue and the Col de Voza with the Mont Blanc Tramway passing […]


Knights who say Ni(ce) … sorry MP

Chateau Saint Martin is a Relais and Chateau hotel in the midst of a 12th Century Knights Templar castle on the edge of a hill with glorious views over the Cote d’Azur. As well as a fine spa and beautiful infinity swimming pool it has a very handy 2 Michelin Star restaurant. There’s a fine […]


Summertime on the Cote d’Azur

After the historic and cultural highlights of the Cathar castles and fairytale beauty of Carcassonne, the sunny beaches, turquoise waters, charming mountain villages as well as mega-yachts and great fun people watching makes the Cote d’Azur a great place to visit. This snap taken from the dunes by the infamous Club 55 on the Ramatuelle […]


Cathar’tic break in the Pays d’Aude

Beautiful few days based in Carcassonne and touring a few of the ancient Cathar castles in the Pyrenees foothills and what was then the border with Spain. I thoroughly recommend the Hotel de la Cite inside the ancient city walls of Carcassonne. Rebuilt at the start of the last century and surrounded by buildings that […]


Easter snow

Good to take a break …just not the legs


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