Our three week family road trip in Europe took us through Germany, France and Switzerland.
There is something magical about a fairytale castle. We visited some beautiful castles in eastern France, while travelling around the Burgundy region. Some are crumbling ruins while others have been faithfully restored. The same families have lived in some castles for over 1000 years. All are centuries older than any man-made structure we see here…
Many French villages vie for the term, “Little Venice”, and Ornans is known as the “Little Venice of the Franche Comte”. We spent an afternoon wandering around the canal side village on on our way to Dijon. Houses over the water The pretty village of Ornans was built in the sixth century, not far from…
One of the most beautiful villages in France Exploring Noyers sur Serein, it is easy to see why it has been called “one of the most beautiful villages in France.” Located on the Serein River, not far from Chablis and Auxerre, entering the village makes you feel like you have walked into a medieval fairytale….
Visiting Chablis We found the French village of Chablis was arguably one of the prettiest villages we called into on our travels. Located in the northern Burgundy region, the small village has a history dating back to 867. Renowned for its vineyards and winemaking, you will also find interesting features around every corner. It is…
The former Ducal Palace in Dijon now houses an impressive display of artwork and artifacts in the Musee des Beaux-Arts.
Staying in an historic French Chateau in the Burgundy region of France.
A morning exploring Mount Semnoz walking trails gave us spectacular views over Annecy
Our trip to France wasn’t just about chateaux, history and villages. France has many natural attractions which we discovered during our road trip, including our walk along the Gorges du Fier.
Our stay in the village of Ruffey-les-Echilrey near Dijon, France gave us a valuable taste of French village culture