Le Denti, Annecy

What a great discovery in Annecy – this is a restaurant that you probably won’t find while strolling the streets of the old town and not a tartiflette or any Savoyard fayre in sight! So probably not a resto that the tourists will seek out and on the day I visited, it was very much local clientele.

Read more

Taste of Savoie on tour in Reims and the Champagne region

Reims has always been one of those cities that I have known as a quick stop-over when en-route to France for holidays in years gone by. Often an overnight stay in some hotel just off the autoroute and apart from knowing that it is in the champagne region of France, I had very little other knowledge of this wonderful city and some of the amazing sights and tastes it has to offer.

Read more

Christian Tetedoie Restaurant, Lyon

Oh my, what a treat! I’d been wanting to visit the Tetedoie gastronomique restaurant in Lyon for some time and was lucky enough to go for my Wedding Anniversary recently. Not only am I always happy just to be in Lyon but to enjoy a great lunch, looking at the stunning views of the city and to meet the man himself – what a day!

Read more

La Rémanence, Lyon

As if a day out shopping and wandering through the streets of the beautiful city of Lyon in the Rhône Alps isn’t a treat on its own – today was a real ‘gastronomique’ treat too, but then that shouldn’t be a surprise in a city hailed to be the gastronomic capital of France, the home of Paul Bocuse and boasting more than 3000 restaurants.

Read more

A gastro experience and photo walk in Chamonix

What a great day for a photo walk in Chamonix, but then most days in my opinion are great days for a photo walk in one of the many beautiful areas of the Haute Savoie region of France. So today I took a photo walk with long time resident of the Chamonix Valley – Teresa Kaufman.

Read more

Les Gets Restaurants

Les Gets is a wonderful traditional Savoyard village in the Haute Savoie, a tree-lined mountain ski resort that is part of The Portes du Soleil and a year round MUST visit village in the French Alps with so much to offer the whole family. Alpine skiing in winter, Cycling in summer, 18 hole golf course, lake, beautiful hiking. There are numerous good restaurants in Les Gets and here are a few of our favourites…

Read more

Le Viu Restaurant, Palace de Menthon, Menthon St. Bernard

Another great lunch another stunning view – this is what the Haute Savoie is made of! One can never tire of the ever changing views over Lake Annecy and regarding it through the windows of Le Viù restaurant at The Palace de Menthon whilst enjoying some fabulous cuisine is pretty close as one can come to a heavenly day out!

Read more

What a hike…what amazing views…

Wow! we are so lucky to be living in this beautiful region of France. I am regularly reminded of this and today was no exception as I was afforded the most amazing views of the Argentiere glacier on a great hike in Les Grands Montets area of Chamonix Mont Blanc in Haute Savoie.

Read more

Smoked Salmon Tartiflette

The tartiflette can be found in many guises as chefs in the Rhone Alps region find ways of making a

Read more