France. Travel


France And The Internet – Tech Troubleshooting

This week, an email from a Distant Francophile reader prompted two things: A smile from me; and This blog post. So what was so compelling about this particular email? Well, it reminded me of the challenges travellers face when they try to book almost anything for their visit to France online.   Now, don’t get me […]

France and the Internet

Why planning for France is so important

Why Planning For France Is So Important

Europe – and France in particular – holds such a fascination for so many people.  You rarely come across someone who doesn’t love travelling there. At the moment I have two of my staff (from my day job) heading to European destinations and another one who has just returned. With our own trip now a […]


The Top Five Things To Do In Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Well, the French part of this trip is over, and while I can’t say I’m thrilled to be leaving France, I am looking forward to visiting Barcelona for the very first time. Everyone says it is an amazing city. And, I’m incredibly grateful to have spent the past few days in the ancient village of […]

Bring France Into Your Home

My must see French village

My Must See French Village

We’ve said à bientôt to Paris for now and have headed south to Tain-l’Hermitage, the stunningly beautiful town which sits comfortably on the banks of the massive Rhône river. Scott and I both fell in love with this part of France during last year’s trip – and we just couldn’t wait to come back. I’m […]


Packing For France – Which Luggage Is Best? Part Two

Last weekend, I shared one of my first luggage dilemmas. For the record, I’m still sorting myself out on that one. But there is one bag I know I will definitely be packing for France when we next visit…no questions asked. That’s my small, cross body bag by Dior. I bought this gorgeous little thing […]

Packing Tips Investment Piece Cross-body Bag