Amazing Landmarks and Monuments in Southern France, History Buff’s Guide

Here’s my guide to must visit landmarks and monuments in Southern France. This guide will particularly appeal to culture vultures and history buffs. Southern France is a living history book. It’s sheer perfection and just packed with some of Europe’s best cultural attractions. You’ll be in seventh heaven. I promise. Because this guide is culture-focused, … Read more

Top Attractions in Toulouse France, La Ville Rose

There’s not one great thing but many small, beautiful things that make our city and region special.” — Proprietor, N°5 Wine Bar, Toulouse Here’s my guide to visiting the beautiful and underrated city of Toulouse in southwest France. This Toulouse guide covers all the best things to do and see in Toulouse. You’ll discover the … Read more

Hidden Gems in France: The Most Beautiful (Mostly) Secret Villages in France

Here’s my guide to visiting 30+ of France’s secret out-of-the-way towns, villages, and hidden gems, for the more discerning traveler. France is my favorite country in the world. Its small towns are so appealing and romantic — swathed in centuries old cobbled lanes, stone cottages and castles, and tumbling geraniums. You’ll be transported back in … Read more

The Best 10 Day Itinerary for Southern France

Here’s my guide to the perfect 10 day itinerary in southern France This road trip itinerary takes you to the drop dead gorgeous regions of Occitanie and Provence. This stunning road trip route is one of the best in Europe. It’s dense with amazing must see medieval villages, Roman ruins, UNESCO-listed landmarks, and loads of … Read more

Visitor’s Guide To the Magnificent Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi France

“Everywhere and always ugliness has its beautiful aspects; it is thrilling to discover them where nobody else has noticed them.” ― Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Here’s my guide to visiting the absolutely fantastic Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi France. The museum is a must see site in the quaint medieval UNESCO town. I give you an overview … Read more

Ode to Occitanie: the Most Beautiful Towns in Southwest France

Here’s my guide to the most beautiful towns in the Occitanie region of sunny southern France. It lies in the warm and sensuous southwest corner, a merger of the former regions of Languedoc Rousillon and the Midi-Pyrenees. Occitanie is a secret out of the way land of wine and wonder — chock full of art, … Read more

Head in the Clouds in Spellcasting Cordes Sur Ciel

Here’s my guide to visiting the beautiful hidden gem town of Cordes-sur-Ciel in southwest France. It’s an easy day trip from nearby Toulouse. It was a languorous, sunny mid afternoon in the town of Albi, which sits charmingly on the banks of the Tarn River in southern France. Albi’s brimming with style, imposing brickish architecture, … Read more

Guide To Carcassonne France: Medieval Marvel or Medieval Siege?

Here’s my guide to visiting the UNESCO-listed medieval marvel of Carcassonne in southern France. I tell you the best things to see and do in Carcassonne. I also give you tips for other amazing day trips from Carcassonne, if you want to base there. As I sojourned through southern France, I initially wasn’t quite sure … Read more

Guide To Albi France, A Heady Blend of Art and Architecture

Here’s my guide to visiting the town of Albi, in the Occitanie region of France. This guide covers all the best thing to see and do in Albi — the must see sites, attractions, and landmarks. Situated on the Tarn River, Albi is a perfect combination of brickish medieval architecture and a vibrate urban center. … Read more