Vacances en France – day 11

Today we made it home safely at the end of our fabulous holiday in France. A lot of driving and a short trip on Eurotunnel and we were safely home. Unloaded the car, collected a very over excited Maude (who has a cough) and this as a celebration. It’s good to be home. 16 May…

Vacances en France 2014 – day 9

I was woken bright and early by the Mistral wind rattling the shutters which meant that we were on the road before the worst of the Avignon morning rush hour. This was just as well as we’ve a long way to go. Long run on the motorway and pulled off into Beaune for a quick…

Vacances en France 2014 – day 10

After breakfast we visited the Auchan store in Avallon. This is part of a ritual we follow at the end of French holidays; we stock up on some of those distinctly French things it’s impossible to find at home as gifts to ourselves and our family. We did pretty well and managed to get away…

Vacances en France 2014 – day 8

Last night’s excellent dinner was followed by a very good breakfast before we headed off to enjoy whatever Avignon has to offer. The very helpful people at the Hotel La Ferme pointed out good car parking and off we went. About ten minutes later we emerged from the car park right under the city walls…

Vacances en France 2014 – day 6

We are amused by the view from our bedroom window which is actually another trompe l’oeil. Look at the edge just by the shutter and you can see the join. Beyond this we have a typical view over a southern French city’s rooftops. As today is Sunday practically everything is closed. We’ve decided that taking…

Vacances en France 2014 – day 5

Straight after breakfast we were out on foot for a change; Mrs Sixwheeler had read about a big Saturday market in my very ancient Michelin guide and was keen to see if it still happens. It does, below the Aqueduc Saint-Clément and really is worth a visit. Once we had indulged ourselves here, the car…