Travels through History – France

Extract from the book ‘Travels through History : France” available here Catharism was an austere religion following the gnostic philosophy of God and Satan as two separate beings – God was associated with purity and Satan with every aspect of evil. Catharism encouraged its followers to adopt asceticism and celibacy even after marriage. Those whoContinue reading “Travels through History – France”

Not horsing around: donkey trekking in rural France

Accidental detours are embraced on a family break amid the Lot valley’s forests, abbeys and wildlife – all in the company of Lulu, their trusted donkey companion

Travel 2016 – Tip 11 – France – Carcassonne

This tip concerns Carcassonne, an essential visit in the south of France. Once the crowds have left and the streets are nearly deserted apart from a pigeon walking down the Rue St Jean, the outer walls and inner walls are properly illuminated and it is time to walk along the ‘Lices basses’ and the ‘LicesContinue reading “Travel 2016 – Tip 11 – France – Carcassonne”

Top 10 hotels on the French Riviera

Chic accommodation amid the glamour of the Côte d’Azur doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. These 10 picks are smart, stylish and allow visitors to savour all that sparkle for less