France

Overlooking the Vineyards in Hautvilliers. Frances Champagne district..

Splash, Bubble, Fizz – The Champagne Region

 by Deirdre Frost     Captivated by the rolling hills, forests and patchwork of vineyards full of lush grapevines, my journey to the Champagne Region of France is heightened by the sounds, sights, and smells of the spectacular countryside as the train travels from Paris to the Champagne-Ardennes.   This adventure is heightened by the …

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Lavender Fields - Fortress Gardens in front of the Hotel Dieu

Famous Burgundy Wine Route: Guide to the Best Wine

                                                      by Deirdre Frost…… We came to this famous wine region to deepen our understanding and appreciation of some of the best wine produced in the world. Beaune, we soon discover, is a bustling town with a decidedly sophisticated rural ambiance located in the very heart of the French countryside. Beneath medieval ramparts and former cloistered …

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Pairs

The Best Idea: A modern fully furnished studio apartment in Paris!

Story by Mary Gallagher   Photos Gallagher & Davis —     This was not my first trip to Paris but my companions and we needed to do everything, new for me and the classics for him, as fast as possible in our allotted 8 days. Taking the Eurostar via the Chunnel from London, where …

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