The Palace of Versailles, France In the heart of the Palace of Versailles – itself one of the grandest buildings ever built by man – is a room which captures the awe of all who see it. The Hall of Mirrors is the symbol of the great French palace, a long and bright room which ...
Paris, France Like many of the big European cities, Paris has two sides to it. In the smaller streets, through the quiet neighbourhoods and the suburban cafes, is the real city where the residents live and work. It’s a functioning metropolis where daily life revolves around the usual, where alarms in the morning get people ...
Visiting Saint-Emilion, France Thank goodness for those Romans. Who knows where I would have ended up drinking wine if it hadn’t been for them! Thankfully, because of their foresight, it was in the beautiful French country town of Saint-Emilion that I found myself. It was in the second century – almost two thousand years ago ...
Bordeaux, France It may be known as the region of wine but, to me, Bordeaux is all about the water. The sweet nectar of the vines may be its biggest export but the French city lives – and seems to literally breathe – by the water. Let’s start with the river: the majestic Garonne. Although ...