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France is the world’s most visited country – and Inside the Travel Lab collects plenty of great posts about France. Author, Abigail King, lived in Toulouse, South France, for a while and this collection of travel writing reflects her inside knowledge. Read on for stories, photos and recipes about travel to France.
The Banke Hotel Paris – Review From the moment you step through the door, you […]
Taking Stock Somehow, four years have passed since I started this blog. In that time […]
Picture the scene: 30 books open at the same page, a scattering of scarlet gingham […]
The Cour des Loges Hotel Review As hotels go, the Cour des Loges didn’t need […]
To see the cool side of Paris, see Mama Shelter. Forget the Eiffel Tower and ignore the Champs Elysees. The young, the weird and the beautiful wine, dine and, er, rendezvous in the 20th – and they make no apology for it.
I’d been to Paris once before. It was one of those rush around the museums by coach on a tight schedule affairs, one minute looking at bizarre hanging installations in the Pompidou Centre…
It’s easy to forget how much practice goes in to creating something amazing. When we think about legends in any genre (Al Pacino in the Godfather, Martin Luther King and “I have a dream,” Roger Bannister and the four minute mile,) we…
In France, The Rules Are Complicated
In France, saying cheers is not enough (well, it’s santé for a start, which means health rather than happiness.) No, you must…
Just a reminder that the idea behind eating cardboard to stay size zero, having surgery to look young and all the other painful and dangerous practices people get up to in order to fit the current idea of “beauty” is nothing new…
No, this isn’t about literature, philosophy or trying to justify playing computer games. Brain food is actually about, well, brain as food.
In the midst of a fresh Paris spring, I was standing in another building with scuffed wooden floors…
“We’ll always have Paris,” as the immortal line goes. Now, it seems, Paris will always have something to remember as well…
FRENCH FRIDAYS A shiny pink intestine sits on the Charles-de-Fitte Avenue in Toulouse, reaching out […]
Every country seems to have a slightly different hygiene fetish. France, meanwhile, forces men to pay to wear a stranger’s moist speedos. All in the name of hygiene.
Biarritz has a name that should mark it out for greatness. Instead of playboys in woollen bathing suits, Biarritz greeted me with
France does not claim steak tartare as its own…
Southwest France proclaims itself as the family home of cassoulet, even if the towns bicker over who thought of it first like relatives at Christmas.
“Whatever you do, don’t miss the bridges.”
That’s a phrase I’ve never heard before.
Cuisses de grenouilles – the dish so popular that it gave an entire nation its nickname. It comes as something of a disappointment, therefore, to discover that most French people pull a contorted or confused face at the mention of the humble amphibian.
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