The French have a national obsession.. with dogs.A Frenchman owns a dog much the same as anybody else would own a car, he buys it from new or secondhand, drives it around for a little showing it off. This is the French way. I have included this picture of a classical French dog and pose. […]
After little wandering between beach and hotel, have stumbled apon this Pitonnere area place, all narrow and magical, authentic window boxes, french smells, bohemian style town houses, and dog poo. The real France..
After strenous previous days travelling around, found a cheap hotel 52e per night up by station area. Nice was one of those cities to which I took an instant liking. The people and place, attitudes of the big city refreshing after wandering outback D’azur. I have 5 days before I fly back to England, plenty […]
Took a little time to write up some blogs whilst waiting for the bus, Croque Monsueir in hand. As with many things continental, bus timetables cannot be relied apon, and my maticulous timing in finishing my mid morning snack had not co-ordinated with the real arrival and departure times of the bus to St. Raphel. […]
St. Tropez renowned playground of the rich, famous, Bridget Bardot and Harry Seycombe, liggers and hangers alike gather to bask in St. Tropezs’ opulent reputation. The port areas yachts intimidate the promenade as you walk along the sea front. My hotel cost 121e per night so I decided only to stay for one night. Spent […]
Have realised in Cass the importance of being French, where this is not possible, you will have difficulties. Things have changed in France since my last visit 4 years ago. Then the French would attempt to communicate in English where you make the effort. Obviously now it seems due to our diplomatic naughtiness, this is […]
Have left Nimes behind.Am now in Cote D’azur proper – Cassis, as in Crémé de Cassis. Just south of Marseille between the mountains and the sea. For those that don’t like the town of Marseille, don’t worry, the mountains have acted as barrier keeping out the smells of the city. Cassis Town Centre The town […]
Nimes is a town much like any other in France, Tours, Poitiers etc. French atmosphere and culture, plus, with Nimes, you get few historical sites thrown in for good measure. The Pont-du-Gare, is easily accessible from regular buses from Nimes, and due to its status as an UNESCO site, entry is free to most of […]
Due to different circumstances beyond my control, this blog has been delayed. For this I apologise. Next blog I will know not to make the same mistakes twice.
Have been in Nimes for one day now. Am staying in the ‘Cat’ Hotel. Luckily there are no cats, nor signs that cats have been here, the place is clean and cheap. More later..