Author Archives: Sue

Around and About in Tarn et Garonne

Some pretty little villages around our home base of Puylaroque, some attractive small roads, and some great views. Here is an interesting Cascade Petrifie ( Petrified Waterfall), on a tiny road we travelled to visit a chateau. We had been … Continue reading

Market Day at Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val

  Sunday markets are really important when one arrives for a week’s stay … and the market at St Antonin was perfect for buying the produce for the next few days and for seeing what regional products are on display. … Continue reading


Another day of travelling to get to our destination for the next week. More deserted roads, more wheat and corn fields, and now we are seeing limousin cattle in the fields. We travel in and out of a few departements … Continue reading

After Paris, Heading South

We’re looking forward to being back in Paris in October, but we have the whole of the summer ahead of us! Quelle chance!! A nightmare getting away from Paris, 2 hours to navigate through the city and the peripherique (the … Continue reading

Bonjour France!

Yes, we’re back! In another heatwave! But this week Paris is not too hot, which is a blessing (having just come from 33 degrees centigrade in London). This time we have rented an apartment in the 17th arrondissement in Batignolles. … Continue reading

Travelling the Roads

So if you looked at the video post of driving in France, you will have guessed that we prefer the smaller roads to the autoroutes. They are much more interesting and attractive, but of course it takes much more time … Continue reading

France 2018

So here we are in France again … in the middle of a heatwave! Daily temperatures of up to 39 degrees celsius. Almost too hot to be a tourist! I thought that first it might be interesting for you to … Continue reading

Chateau of Chenonceau, the Chateau of the Ladies

No visit to the Loire Valley is complete without a visit to the 16th century Chateau de Chenonceau, the Chateau of the Ladies. Diane de Poitiers, the favourite mistress of King Henri II, was gifted the chateau by the king. … Continue reading

Chartres – again

So here we are in Chartres again … loved it last year, looking forward to two nights here this time. We have a lovely B&B, Maunoury Citybreak, two minutes walk from the pedestrian zone. We have a small apartment with … Continue reading

Our visit to Auvers-sur-Oise

An early morning arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport went without a hitch, though we four went through a routine questioning before exiting Customs. Not a problem. Called TT Cars & were promptly picked up & taken to the Depot. … Continue reading