Category Archives: France

Paris Déjà Vu – Part 2

–  Friday dawned a much better day, blue sky and very cold.  After breakfast in one of the local café bars, we walked along a few local streets lined with small shops.  If you are looking for expensive shoes, clothes, … Continue reading

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Paris Deja Vu – Part 1

Well it is January so I guess it’s to be expected that it would be cold and wet.  The temperature was well below 10C and the rain rained at regular intervals.  But that didn’t stop us having a great trip.  We visited … Continue reading

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Vignettes de Paris

Ten days ago we were having fun in Paris – very difficult not to have fun it has to be said. Rather than write a “first we did this, then we did that” kind of story, here are a collection … Continue reading

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Paris par le Train (to Paris by Train)

Yesterday it was Monday morning and we were off to Paris on Eurostar. This is, speaking as a railway fanatic, the best way to get between the capital cities of the UK and France. Sit back and relax – “Let … Continue reading

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It’s a Small World

We were lunching in Gordon’s Wine Bar in central London recently with friends who live in Kalkan on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, and where we have a house that we live in for half the year. We love Gordon’s and … Continue reading

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A Few Days in “La France Profonde”

You could say that accidentally being in Paris on the eve and dawn of Bastille Day is serendipitous or you could say it is downright stupid. Bastille Day marks the start of the French annual holidays.  This has been the … Continue reading

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Wandering about Paris

Paris is a city we have visited on many an occasion.  Our first visit as a family was in 1971 when, on our way back from a holiday on the Côte d’Azur, we camped in the Bois de Boulogne at … Continue reading

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