France 2018: Into the Heart of Burgundy

To stay in Burgundy is to stay in one of the best parts of France, rich in history and tradition but also home to some of the best food and wine you will find anywhere in the world. Here you will find famous wines like Chablis, Meursault, Macon, Beaujolais, Gevrey Chamertin, and many others. And […]

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Three Days in Burgundy

Why go? I’ve driven through Burgundy and spent odd nights in the region many times over the years but my recent visit was to stay with friends who own a house in southern Burgundy and it was very nice to have more time for a bit of exploration and appreciation of all Burgundy has to […]

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Nice: Dinner at Restaurant Lou Pistou

Serendipity was at play again last night. I’d had a restaurant in mind for supper but it was closed. I’d looked at Lou Pistou in a Rue Raoul Bosio a few times. It wasn’t in my guide books or on the food tour’s restaurant list but its small intimacy and a menu consisting of mainly […]

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Nice: Supper at Le Bistro du Fromager

The decision of where to eat the main meal of the day is a very important one for a food blogger on holiday. With two guides books and a list of recommended restaurants from the food tour yesterday, it shouldn’t be too difficult a task to accomplish. However, finding anywhere in the maze of narrow […]

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Nice: Bus to Villefranche

The weather forecast for today and tomorrow isn’t great and I was woken early in morning by the sound of heavy rain. I wasn’t sure whether to go ahead with my plan to catch a bus to take me a few miles along the coast to Villefranche when I set out to find a cafe […]

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Nice: A Taste of Nice Food Tour

It was only a week or so ago that I did a Google search to see what was on in Nice while I’m here and I came across A Taste of Nice tours (www.atasteofnice.com). Their food tour promised tastes of Nice’s specialities and a background to the history and culture of Nice. I don’t really […]

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