Palace of Versailles

A reluctant post on the pleasures of Paris

Is it possible to dislike Paris but still love the museums, sights and culture? It’s like hating Spain but loving the beaches, food and weather. I suppose what I want to say is that I’m simply suspicious of Paris. I’ve been more than once and

Hendaye – Caught in the Middle

There are many beach towns along the Basque coast and Hendaye is usually overlooked. I see why. Apart from the 30 minute walk from the train station to the coast, the sights are relatively…uninspiring. It is snuggled up to the border of France, looking across

King’s Cake – La Galette des Rois

The Christmas season is always a time of celebration and gift exchange, but for most of us this season ends with the Boxing Day sales. But for French and Spanish speaking countries – tradition continues. The Epiphany, January 6th,  is associated with the day the