The Palace of Versailles, wow. Two words: stunning and overwhelming. This place oozes grandeur, opulence, extravagance. We’ve never seen anything quite like it. Footballers’ wives eat your heart out! Apparently half of France’s GDP was spent on the Palace. It actually started out as a fairly modest hunting lodge until King Louis XIV became its owner… Read More Visit Versailles with Kids: How to Preserve Your Sanity
Forget museum quizzes, treasure hunts and audio guides – why not try something completely different? If you have slightly reluctant travellers who are dragging their feet as you visit yet another chateau, museum or prehistoric cave, why not present them with a photo scavenger hunt! Make them the master of their own experience. On a… Read More Photo Scavenger Hunt for Kids – Dordogne
Would you like to find out about our newly discovered costa brava beaches? Think.. sandy bays, sheltered coves, rocky outcrops, turquoise, crystal clear waters… When Plans Change… As I do most days, I checked my inbox and spotted an email with the subject title “Annulation du vol”… Your flights to Dubrovnik have been cancelled… Wha….what?!… Read More Discover our Favourite Costa Brava Beaches
Are you a prehistory afficionado? Would you like to give your children a taste of prehistory? Well you’ve come to the right place! The Dordogne is the cradle of European civilisation and you will be spoilt for choice! Here’s a round-up of the best prehistoric sites to visit with your kids in the Dordogne.
It’s that time of year again – January – time for our week-end escape from the dreary, cold and rainy weather. This time, my husband found a great aparthotel in Perpignan, situated only 4 hours away from our home in the Dordogne. It was right next to the train station, the place that Dali believed was… Read More Discover Perpignan and Collioure
It was November time and we needed something in the diary to look forward to come 2015… so… hubby found an amazing deal with Novotel in La Rochelle – a family room with breakfast for 4 at €55 per night. So there we had it… deal done… we booked up two nights for the forthcoming… Read More Rocking La Rochelle!