Scenic and serene, the Canal du Midi draws me with a magnetic-like force. Yes, this 360-km (225-mile) network of waterways is the epitome of remarkable engineering, as the series of channels and streams essentially join the Atlantic with the Mediterranean in southern France. Yes, it has well-earned UNESCO recognition. Yes, the Canal du Midi offers […]
As you explore the vast Southwest region of France, you might want a couple of days to just relax, absorb your surroundings and wander about the countryside. A friend recently discovered an ideal B & B that ‘fits the bill’ in every way – La Ancienne Cave. Located in a tiny farming village – Serres, […]
I recently discovered a must-visit medieval village for our next adventure in France. Just an hour north of Toulouse, Saint-Antonin Noble Val enjoys a spectacular setting and abundant activities at the confluence of the Aveyron and Bonnette rivers in Southwest France. And I’ve found an ideal chambre d’hôte from which to explore –
Tucked off a road east of Avignon, Roussillon is one of the most enchanting Provençal villages I have had the good fortune to visit. In fact, this captivating town and its magnificent surrounding landscapes exude the “good life” of outdoor beauty and colorful village life.