Honfleur in bloom

Honfleur, located in the lower Normandy region of France, has finally been discovered. One of the few remaining old-style ports in Normandy, this tiny fishing village for so long remained in the shadows, but gradually the tourists hordes are becoming aware of its picturesque charm. Indeed, despite a plethora of restaurants, cafes, shops, making it… Continue reading Honfleur in bloom

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French Alps Cable Car breaks down

The French Alps cable car that broke down this week  offers amazing panoramic views of the Mont Blanc mountain range and I was there only two weeks ago. The cable cars that broke down, stranding people overnight in sub zero conditions, connect the Aiguille du Midi peak in France, at 3,842m (12,605ft), to Pointe Helbronner… Continue reading French Alps Cable Car breaks down

Global warming evidence at La Mer de Glace

Evidence of global warming. The glacier has shrunk dramitcally since 1990.

If you are sceptical that global warming is not as bad as many experts make out then you will have to think again after the evidence I witnessed at La Mer de Glace in France. I’m just back from a visit to Chamonix in France where I went on a fantastic mountain train journey to… Continue reading Global warming evidence at La Mer de Glace

A Winter Wedding on the Ski Slopes of France

A guest travel article from the newly married Sylvia Kenny   We enjoy a skiing holiday every year with family and friends.  When we were planning our informal wedding ceremony we decided a celebration on the slopes would be ideal. We could ski all day and then enjoy a celebration on the slopes with our family.… Continue reading A Winter Wedding on the Ski Slopes of France

Monaco – not just for the rich and famous.

Located along the spectacular Côte d’Azur – named after the crystal clear azure waters of the Mediterranean – Monaco is the world’s smallest French speaking principality with a small but very friendly population of just 32,410. Just 18 kilometres east of Nice and a stone’s throw from the Italian border the principality’s two kilometre square… Continue reading Monaco – not just for the rich and famous.

Me, 36 students and the Eiffel Tower !

Paris was very cold last week. The daytime temperature was -8C and the windchill made it a bone chilling -15c and that was during the day! I’ve just come back from a short break in Paris with 36 travel and tourism students from Leeds City College. It was my job along with 2 other college tutors… Continue reading Me, 36 students and the Eiffel Tower !

Nantes Travel Guide

If you are considering a city break in France you will probably be thinking about a city break to the capital, Paris. However, many cities in France are often overlooked which means that you are potentially missing out on something a little different. There are several cities in France that deserve a visit apart from… Continue reading Nantes Travel Guide