Category: France

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Monaco, Nice and Eze

It was something I had really been looking forward to – sailing into Monaco’s impressive harbour, Port Hercule – and it didn’t disappoint. An amphitheatre of hills and high rise apartments looked down on...

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Ajaccio – Corsica

Ajaccio is the capital of Corsica, on the west coast of this French island, which is only a few kilometres north of Sardinia in the Western Mediterranean. It is a very popular cruise port. When...

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Chartres

Staying with friends who live in Paris, we decided to spend a day visiting Chartres by the easy route – by train. Arriving at Gare Montparnasse, I was taken aback by the military presence – soldiers...

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Vaucluse – Provence

The Vaucluse department of Provence incorporates the cities of Orange, Avignon, some very famous wineries such as those around Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and many touristic sites. This area is so rich in history with charming little...

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Bouches-du-Rhône

Located in the south-east of France, on the east side of the Rhône River and south of the Luberon mountain range, the Bouches-du-Rhône department of Provence includes its capital Marseilles, Arles and Aix-en-Provence, among others....