28 09, 2012

Villefranche-sur-Mer: A petit bijou on the French Riviera

By |2013-04-23T02:49:37+10:00Sep 28, 2012|0 Comments

Very little on the Côte d’Azur is undiscovered. The deep-water harbour is ideal for cruise ships and day-trippers are off-loaded en masse during the peak summer season. It gets busy. Nonetheless, Villefranche somehow manages to guard its small fishing village atmosphere.

8 05, 2012

Let’s talk French weather – Part 1

By |2013-07-11T16:29:35+10:00May 8, 2012|3 Comments

When I mention southern France, what comes to your mind? I know what comes to mine, still, after all these years ... turquoise seawater ... lavender fields ... and above all, embracing warmth. This list comes to mind, to vanish immediately, replaced with other phenomena I've become accustomed to recently.

30 04, 2012

Coup de coeur – my French house

By |2013-07-12T14:09:41+10:00Apr 30, 2012|4 Comments

When my husband and I visited Closerie Falaiseau in Blois for the first time, it was exactly the same for both of us – le coup de coeur ... Then I heard the date - 1584. Not even in my wildest dreams could I have imagined owning a house more than four hundred years old. We went inside and the magic continued.

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