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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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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Hike to Lac Blanc

We took the Flegere cable car up, then the Index chairlift up higher and walked across and a bit up and down to the Lac Blanc, enjoyed a picnic lunch with a VIEW and then hiked down, down, down back to the Flegere cable car back down to Chamonix.

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Chez Castillon – A Magical Place in France

Walking through that big blue door into the long high ceilinged hallway which leads to the gorgeous courtyard garden, terrace and pool, once again I am transported into my little haven of laughter, fun and relaxation. It wasn’t by accident that I found myself at Chez Castillon for the tenth time. Every week I have spent there since 2010 has been just wonderful. A journey of discovery; learning new skills, honing current skills and meeting and making new friends in this beautiful region of France.

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One Night in Sarlat

Sarlat, what a gorgeous medieval town.  I had time to enjoy a quick stopover in Sarlat la Caneda on my latest road trip from the Haute Savoie to the beautiful South West region of France.  I’ve been wanting to visit for a while and these beautiful cobbled streets with their tall old stone buildings didn’t disappoint. I stayed at Le Glacier and my room which was huge was No.1 looking out over the square – Place de Liberté. 

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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.

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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!

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Fromagerie et caves Joseph Paccard in Manigod

That glorious smell, synonymous with the Haute Savoie hits you before you ever see a cheese roundel.  We enter the

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