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  • Eguisheim in Alsace wine region - Photo Friday 10 September 2010

    The village of Estaing in the Aveyron is dominated by a 15th century Chateau which is the home of the former president of France Valery Giscard d'Estaing.

  • Family Run Restaurants

    A week after I first arrived in France to live permanently, I was walking down the road in the little village that was to be our home in the Alsace, for four years. This village is called Leyman and it is on the Swiss border, which was very convenient as I was operating out of Basel Airport at that time.

  • Riquewihr the gem of the Alsace - Photo Friday 15 Oct 2010

    Riquewihr is a wonderful and romantic little medieval town, 55 miles from Strasbourg, hidden between the Vosges mountains and some of the most famous vineyards in Alsace.

  • Spitfire over France

    A couple of months ago I had an excuse to visit my grandson in the Alsace, so instead of dashing up the motorway from Burgundy we decided to take the scenic route. This meant starting off on the National Road and then diverting onto country roads in pursuit of the River Doubs.

  • The Butterflies of Spring

    Riding a bicycle is something that I have been known to do, on very rare occasions