A Weekend in Besançon

Why a weekend in Besançon? Or where is Besançon – as a few friends asked when I said I was visiting. Well, one of the reasons I wanted to visit the city of Besançon was because Raymond Blanc was born there.

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Raymond Blanc’s “first great food experience”

During a weekend visit to Besançon in the Franch Comte region of France we enjoyed dinner at Le Poker d’As restaurant. Raymond Blanc said this was where he enjoyed his first great food experience in Besançon at the age of 14. As a longtime admirer of Raymond Blanc, I just had to try it!

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Food & Wine Festivals and Events in France in January and February 2019

As there are a plethora of food and wine festivals and events in France, I thought I’d let you know about them. There are so many things I love about living in France but the celebration of food and wine is right up there at the top of the list.

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Taste of Savoie Travel Highlights of 2018

I’ve really enjoyed looking back on my highlights of 2018 and all my travel and eating experiences. People I’ve met, foods I’ve tasted and amazing sights I’ve seen. I visited six Countries and made 26 different trips in 2018.

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Restaurant L’Alexandrin, Lyon

Every time I go to Lyon I love to try a new restaurant and as there are so many I’m never going to run out of great dining experiences in this gastronomic capital of France. So my lunch choice on a recent trip was L’Alexandrin. Very conveniently situated close to The Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse

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The Escalade: Festival of the Chocolate Pot – 1602

Celebrated in Geneva this weekend 7-9 December 2018
A history of The Escalade: Festival of the Chocolate Pot celebrated in Geneva – A commemoration of the defeat of The Duke of Savoy and his army
Each year in the second week of December, Geneva in Switzerland comes alive with the sound of revolution. Fife and drum bands march the cobbled streets of the Old Town.

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Christmas Markets 2018 to visit in the region

Les Marché des Noël 2018. Here is a roundup of a few Christmas markets going on around The Haute Savoie, Savoie, Rhone Alpes and Genevois regions this winter.

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Cassoulet from Castelnaudary

It is said that you can buy anything online these days…well, it would seem so. Last week I ordered a fresh authentic Cassoulet from Castelnaudary! On the opposite side of France to the Haute Savoie. Castelnaudary is THE home of Cassoulet in France…

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Six Things To Do in Chambery

Having lived in the Haute Savoie region for over ten years I thought it was high time to visit Chambery the capital of the Savoie region.  I enjoyed my day of discovery and have created Six Things to do in Chambery which I enjoyed on my day trip!

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