Lucy Pitts

Oppède le Vieux Provence

Written by on July 1, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Oppède le Vieux Provence

As you wind your way across the plains of the Vaucluse in Provence (all olive groves, lavender and vineyards), you see Oppède le Vieux hanging above you on the north face of the Petit Luberon. It looks haunting and beautiful… The rise… Oppède le Vieux dates back to at least the 12th century. At the […]

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Made in Provence | Food and specialities

Written by on March 19, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Made in Provence | Food and specialities

Wine, truffles and chocolate! And that’s just to start. Who doesn’t love Provence?  You could spend a lifetime here and still not sample all of its rich produce. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try! Weird, wonderful and wickedly delicious Vaucluse If you’re going to try and eat and drink your way through an entire […]

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48 hours in Avignon, Provence

Written by on March 2, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
48 hours in Avignon, Provence

Avignon is the capital of the Vaucluse department in Provence, southern France. It’s the world-famous seat of the 14th-century Popes. Their former palace is UNESCO World Heritage listed and the greatest Gothic palace in Europe. It’s also home to a famous bridge which inspired a song known around the world. If you’ve only got 48 […]

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10 non-ski activities in snowy Les Arcs

Written by on December 27, 2019 in Ski
10 non-ski activities in snowy Les Arcs

Not everyone who loves mountains and snow, likes to ski all day long. So what is there that doesn’t involved racing down those snowy white slopes? Here are our top tips for non-ski activities that will make your cheeks rosy and mean you can really enjoy the snow without the skis! From adrenaline-fueled to totally […]

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How to explore the Gorges of Ardeche

Written by on October 4, 2019 in Rhône Alpes, Uncategorized
How to explore the Gorges of Ardeche

The gorges of Ardeche in the far corner of the Rhône-Alpes region, south of France is one of the most popular places to go for the French. But visitors to France are hardly aware of its existence. Roads tend to be of the winding type and you really do need a car to see it […]

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Ardeche | Gorges, gorgeous villages and winding roads

Written by on October 3, 2019 in Rhône Alpes
Ardeche | Gorges, gorgeous villages and winding roads

The Ardèche with its winding roads and inspiring views is a surprisingly quiet corner of southern France. It’s at the very south of the Rhône-Alpes region, flirting with both northern Provence and the Languedoc. There’s a hint of the Garrigue (aromatic undergrowth) in the rugged landscape. And, you’re just a hair’s breadth from the lavender […]

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The Pont d’Arc and the Pont d’Arc Cavern, Ardeche

Written by on October 2, 2019 in Rhône Alpes
The Pont d’Arc and the Pont d’Arc Cavern, Ardeche

The Pont d’Arc is a 60m high and 34m wide. It’s a natural bridge carved out of the rock face of the gorge over the Ardèche River in Ardeche, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes (formerly Rhone-Alpes). It’s a geological wonder and thousands of years of water and wind have eroded the stone into shaping this natural entrance to the […]

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Preparing your pet for travel post-Brexit

Written by on March 1, 2019 in Passports and Vaccinations, Pets And Animals
Preparing your pet for travel post-Brexit

Social media remains awash with post Brexit scaremongering! ‘They’re going to abolish the pet passport system’ is just one headline I’ve read recently, although it doesn’t appear to have any foundation in fact. For those of us who now regularly travel with our pets (I’m predominantly talking about dogs, but I have met a few […]

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Valence Provence the gateway to the south of France

Written by on January 3, 2019 in Rhône Alpes
Valence Provence the gateway to the south of France

Valence is in the department of Drome, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes (formerly Rhone-Alpes). Just an hour south of Lyon, Valence is a beautiful and surprising city. It’s known as the gateway to the south of France. From Paris, you can be there in a couple of hours on the TGV which steams its way through and on south […]

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Where to eat out near Millau Viaduct Aveyron

Written by on November 27, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
Where to eat out near Millau Viaduct Aveyron

Close to the awesome Millau Viaduct, and providing a surreal backdrop),is the ancient town of Millau. It’s home to a rich history and beautiful architecture, Roman pottery and fine leather glove making. It’s a pretty town and also a good place to stop off to enjoy a leisurely bite to eat and enjoy the stunning […]

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