After an amazing 36 Hours in Lyon, Zoe, Tom and I took the train to Saint-Étienne where they were living. The next day, we headed out into the French countryside to discover the gorgeous villages and natural park on their doorstep. [Read more…]
Paris in summer can be glorious – or it can be a dream-destroying nightmare of tourist hordes, heated queues and the desperate search for an icy cold beverage. Fortunately, I’ve got some tips to help!
I have to admit that a long weekend in Lyon and its environs was not high on my list prior to my sister moving there in August, but I’m so glad to have had a reason to visit. From the moment I stepped off the (highly-efficient) métro, Lyon began to woo me with candy-coloured buildings and sunny skies. From beautiful churches to tree-lined avenues and Roman ruins to a gourmet food scene, Lyon ticked all the right boxes! Here’s how we merely skimmed the surface in 36 hours in the city. [Read more…]
Take 30 Kiwis, place into a gorgeous 17th century chateau, and ferment with a couple of visits to nearby champagne houses and what do you have? One amazing weekend in France! [Read more…]