Janine Marsh

The best museums in Dijon Burgundy

Written by on December 23, 2019 in Burgundy, Museums and Châteaux
The best museums in Dijon Burgundy

Dijon, capital of Burgundy, is a city of culture, history and exquisite architecture, a living museum in itself. There are so many cultural venues to visit, it’s hard to know where to begin. Surrounded by vineyards and stunning countryside, it really is an absolute jewel of a French city. Plus there are fabulous restaurants and wine […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from France…

Written by on December 21, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from France…

Bonjour I hope you had a great week. I can hardly believe how quickly this year has whizzed past, but here we are, almost at the end of it already! First, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for subscribing to my newsletter, for the lovely emails you send me in […]

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What to see and do in Mulhouse Alsace

Written by on December 20, 2019 in Alsace
What to see and do in Mulhouse Alsace

Mulhouse in Alsace in the northeast of France is a master of reinvention. It was once a flourishing textile and manufacturing town but globalisation of industry has brought change – and for Mulhouse that means change too. The city is undergoing a metamorphosis – but with a nod to its powerful past. It boasts the […]

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Things to do in Winter in Bordeaux

Written by on December 19, 2019 in Aquitaine
Things to do in Winter in Bordeaux

Bordeaux makes for an ideal winter city break with museums galore, a brilliant food scene and of course – fabulous wines… What to do in the city of Bordeaux in winter In the city of Bordeaux, the number one must see is the Cité du Vin – it is extraordinary. Whether you’re a wine lover […]

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The best things to do in Dinan Brittany

Written by on December 13, 2019 in Brittany
The best things to do in Dinan Brittany

The medieval town of Dinan in Cotes d’Armor, Brittany, is like somewhere from the imagination of the brothers Grimm. It’s brimming with fairy tale pretty streets, guarded by a castle and full of enchanting houses, cobbled hills and pretty squares, surrounded by ramparts built between the 13th to 15th century. Perched on a hill above […]

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Things to do in Winter in Alsace

Written by on December 10, 2019 in Alsace
Things to do in Winter in Alsace

Alsace is the quintessential winter destination with its fairy tale like villages, especially with a dusting of snow. Museums are less crowded, menus reflect the season with robust and tasty dishes and there’s not much that beats enjoying a glass of wine in a cosy café. We look at some of the best things to […]

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Your weekly dose of fun from France!

Written by on December 7, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Your weekly dose of fun from France!

Hope you had a great week. Though I am now in crazy writing mode finishing my next book (hugs, wine and chocolate needed!), I managed to sneak off to the Gers region for a few days last week. Many of us call it Gascony but that name actually hasn’t been used since before the French […]

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Guide to Boulogne-sur-Mer northern France

Written by on December 4, 2019 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Guide to Boulogne-sur-Mer northern France

Boulogne-sur-Mer is where you’ll find a beautifully preserved old town and the Basilica Notre Dame which has the longest crypt in France (dating back to Roman times). Cobble stone streets, ancient buildings, a chateau museum, quirky shops and fab restaurants. And, don’t miss the UNESCO listed Belfry where you’ll see cannon balls fired on the […]

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Things to do in winter in Burgundy

Written by on December 3, 2019 in Burgundy
Things to do in winter in Burgundy

Winter is a great time to visit Burgundy. Its vineyards are known throughout the world and a little chill in the air adds something to the sublime wines from Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-St-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Chablis, to name just a few. And, there’s plenty of things to do in winter in Burgundy… Dijon Dijon, the capital of […]

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10 festive cities to visit in France at Christmas

Written by on November 28, 2019 in Christmas Markets
10 festive cities to visit in France at Christmas

We look at some fabulously festive cities to visit in France at Christmas. You’re guaranteed a bit of Christmas magic here! Strasbourg Head for Strasbourg‘s Christmas market. Known locally as the Christkindelsmarik, it’s the oldest in Europe. From the end of November to the end of December it’s full of beautiful lights and decorations. There […]

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