Rarely do I write about the accommodation we enjoyed/endured during our trips unless it is exceptional. However, on our most recent visit, we found some truly excellent accommodation. One such place was Hotel Liliana, and it isn’t even in France. It is in Italy. Diano Marina, to be precise, on […]
One of the challenges of travelling is finding a great place to put your head at the end of the day. The stories in this section are about those places. We neither rank nor recommend them. They are as we found them, from our own personal perspective. Whether they be large or small, five-star or one-star, the important things to us are comfort, convenience, conviviality.
Getting sick while holidaying in France is not something you would wish on anyone. But, if you do happen to get sick, then La Passerelle des Corton is a good place for it to occur. La Passerelle des Corton is an idyllic bed and breakfast nestled among Premier Cru vineyards, […]
If you are looking for a peaceful stay in a tranquil garden setting with easy access to the Loire Chateaux, Le Petit Villandry is hard to pass up. Overlooking the Chateau de Villandry and its magnificent gardens, this Bed and Breakfast looks out on to its own landscaped garden, something […]
One of the things I always look forward to after a day of busy sightseeing, apart from a glass of red wine, is a comfortable bed in a quiet hotel. Hotel Mercure Lyon Part Dieu certainly fits the bill. Hotel Mercure Lyon Part Dieu is a relatively new 4-star hotel […]
With its sweeping views of terraced vineyards, undulating hills and snow-covered Pyrenees, Clos Mirabel rightly deserves the title of Jewel of Jurancon. No, I'm not referring to the Clos Mirabel wine label for which Jurancon is well-known, but to the stunning 18th Century Manor House situated on a 15 acre [...]
Le V en Vertheuil is a great, little B&B, one of the best that we have experienced, and there have been many. It is ideally located in the centre of the Medoc wine region and well suited to our two-day stay in the region. A leisurely and picturesque drive of [...]