Janine Marsh

Art and Gardens Festival Amiens

Written by on July 15, 2019 in Picardy
Art and Gardens Festival Amiens

From the middle ages, Amiens in Picardy, northern France, has been famous for its hortillonnages. This is the name given to the market gardens which line the network of nine waterways which run through the city. These watery arteries give Amiens a unique atmosphere. You really have a feeling that you are in the most beautiful […]

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The Good Life France Magazine Summer 2019

Written by on July 13, 2019 in Magazine
The Good Life France Magazine Summer 2019

Welcome to the Good Life France Magazine Summer 2019 – totally free to read and utterly brilliant. Click here to read The Good Life France Magazine Summer 2019 This is a free magazine, written by professional travel writers with a brief to tell it like it is and to seek out the best things to […]

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Instagrammable Strasbourg France

Written by on July 9, 2019 in Alsace
Instagrammable Strasbourg France

Keen to take Instagram-worthy photos in Strasbourg to share with your friends and family? Here are my top 10 recommendations of instagrammable Strasbourg: Petite France Pretty much anywhere in the Petite France area is like a fairy tale town scene but Place Benjamin-Zix is particularly photogenic. The medieval district on an island is gorgeous. Notre […]

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Bon weekend from summery France

Written by on July 7, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from summery France

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Chez moi, I managed to fall off the doorstep in the back garden and sprain my ankle. To make matters worse I landed in a big dollop of duck poo left by Rambo the reluctant duck (he refuses to stay in the pen with the other boys, he […]

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Family-friendly holidays in northern France

Written by on July 5, 2019 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Family-friendly holidays in northern France

If you’re wondering where to go this year for a quintessential French holiday that’s a real family pleaser then look no further! Just across the English Channel you will find long golden sandy beaches, rock pools where you can fish for shrimp and mussels, discover secret inlets and see seals sunbathe. Somewhere you can buy […]

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Cité de l’Automobile | Mulhouse Car Museum

Written by on July 4, 2019 in Alsace
Cité de l’Automobile | Mulhouse Car Museum

If you think going to a car museum sounds like it might not be fun – when it comes to Mulhouse, in Alsace, northeast France, you couldn’t be more wrong. You absolutely don’t need to be a petrol head to enjoy the Cité de automobile, it is extraordinary, extravagant and extremely fascinating. History of the […]

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Bon weekend from roasty toasty France

Written by on June 29, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from roasty toasty France

In the last 12 weeks I’ve spent 8 weeks on the road but I’m home now for a few months and I’ll be writing, writing, writing – about where I’ve been and what I’ve seen. And I can’t wait to share it all with you. I’m also on a mission to get my second book […]

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Bon weekend from a traveller in France

Written by on June 28, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a traveller in France

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. Lat week I was in lovely Toulouse (where I met a Minotaur – a mythical beast that’s half man/half bull) and enchanting Montpellier (where I met the Mayor) checking out the best things to do to share with you. I have to tell you – I really love […]

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The Halle de la Machine in Toulouse

Written by on June 18, 2019 in Midi-Pyrénées, Museums and Châteaux
The Halle de la Machine in Toulouse

When I was a kid I was entranced by stories of mythical beasts. My favourite tale was of a Minotaur who roamed a labyrinth on the Greek island of Crete. Small me believed that Minotaurs, a species which had the head and tail of a bull and the body of a man, really lived, much […]

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How to spend a perfect day in Paris in the summer

Written by on June 10, 2019 in Paris
How to spend a perfect day in Paris in the summer

How to spend a perfect day in Paris  in Summer. From dawn to dusk and much later – we’ve got you covered… Morning jog under the Eiffel Tower  It’s a magnificent cliché but like so many clichés – absolutely fabulous. Running in the Champs de Mar where the Eiffel Tower stands – utterly inspiring, and […]

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