The Medieval Town of Yvoire, France
Aug04

The Medieval Town of Yvoire, France

Discovering Yvoire I was out and about in a little Town called Nyon on Lake Geneva, when I discovered that I could take a ferry over to the Medieval town of Yvoire over on the French side of the Lake. Yvoire is one of France’s most beautiful villages, only 28km from the main city of Geneva, which you can travel by car in around 40 minutes, or by Ferry from Nyon in about 20 minutes. This old walled fishing port dates back to the 14th...

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The Braderie De Lille, France
Jun13

The Braderie De Lille, France

The Braderie De Lille, Europe’s biggest Flea Market…… Just one and a half hours on the Eurostar from London or just one hour’s train ride from Paris, the town of Lille is host to the largest Flea Market in Europe on the first Saturday and Sunday of September.  The whole town is shut off from vehicles and given over to around 10,000 stallholders plying their wares and treasures on every street in the town, and...

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Watching the world go by in Cannes….
Sep13

Watching the world go by in Cannes….

Cannes Harbour, South of France I caught the train to Cannes as I was staying in Nice just a half an hour up the coast, so it was really easy to walk from the train station to Le Croisette, where I spent a good hour, sitting on the little blue seats like everyone else, and just people-watched.  It’s amazing what you see actually, a lot of tall blond Russian ladies on the arms of short, tanned 70 year olds, dripping with gold,...

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