Category Archives: France

Detouring west on our way to Spain

St Emilion On a zig-zagging road trip from Argenton-sur-Creuse in 2012, we first headed south-west to Bordeaux via St Emilion, where the views from the top of the bell tower were unforgettably gorgeous! We took a cellar tour to see … Continue reading

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There’s more to France than Paris

Just like the majority of people visiting France, we generally arrive in Paris – Paris but there is so much more to see than just the charming capital, and over the last 10 years we have explored different areas of … Continue reading

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Ahhhh Argenton

There’s a little place in the centre of France, straddled across the River Creuse, under the watchful eye of the Bonne Dame, called Argenton-sur-Creuse. The old mill 2009 The old bridge 2009 Riverside houses 2009 La Bonne Dame 2010 Anyone … Continue reading

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First impressions last

Just over a decade ago, in 2009, my husband, Tony, and I began our French adventure. Here are the shots from our very first trip to Argenton-sur-Creuse in central France, via London and Paris on that inaugural trip, that made … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened when we arrived in Paris

We had a bit of a “Fawlty Towers” experience on finally arriving in Paris in June last year… When our flight from Hong Kong was significantly delayed, we let the hotel know we would arrive early the following morning; and … Continue reading

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Back to it!

I can’t believe how long it is since I last blogged. Changing jobs and moving house were all-consuming tasks over the last 6 months (as we opt for a more “normal” lifestyle for a time), but now that I’m settled in … Continue reading

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Lead me up the garden path

A visit to Monet’s Garden (or “Les Jardins de Claude Monet”) in Giverny, France, was definitely on my bucket list. A little difficult to get to via public transport, it was a perfect place to break our long drive from central … Continue reading

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My happy place

There is a little gem of a place quietly tucked away in central France called Argenton-sur-Creuse, and we are privileged to own a piece of it. Here is a glimpse of what this treasure of a town holds: Can you see why … Continue reading

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Ever been to Evreux?

Sometimes plans just slot together perfectly, as if they were meant to be. We had already booked our side-trip from France to Berlin when Tony was presented with the opportunity to visit a chocolate factory in Northern France (via a … Continue reading

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Argenton à vendre

So, after reading my blog, you’ve fallen in love with Argenton-sur-Creuse and want to buy your own little piece of this medieval town in the centre of France? Well, hop off the train, and a quick walk up Rue Gambetta will reveal … Continue reading

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