A weekend in Lyon: How to see the top sights

By Emma Marshall and Nick Warburton This post contains affiliate links, including for Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases Lyon is generally recognised as being France’s gastronomic capital. But it’s not all about eating here (although that does play a big part!). There are lots of other things to see and...
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Where to eat in Lyon: Brasserie Georges

By Emma Marshall When I was looking for where to eat in Lyon and realised I was literally staying next door to Lyon’s “famous” Brasserie Georges, I had to pay it a visit.  I’d read about how sumptuous the food was, so I thought it fitting to check it out.    That way I could sample some...
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Corsica: visiting Napoleon’s birthplace

By Emma Marshall Located on Corsica’s rugged west coast, the island’s capital city, Ajaccio is a beguiling port city full of pleasant surprises. The centre is compact and easy to wander around. The small maze of narrow, and sometimes cobbled streets in the old town, is definitely worth exploring, particularly for its great restaurants. There’s...
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The Menton Lemon Festival: a great south of France short break

By Emma Marshall I was lucky enough to experience the 2018 Menton Lemon Festival – the “Fete du Citron”.  This was something I had wanted to do after visting the town the previous year.   I did, however, wonder if it was worth travelling back for the Menton Lemon Festival. Would it be worth the effort? Would the early Spring...
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The Sanguinaires Archipelago: A Corsican treasure

By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links Corsica is famed for its outstanding scenery.  Towering, rugged mountains, emerald green forests which sweep across the island, wide stretches of golden sand beaches, and imposing fortresses that overlook its charming towns and cities. However, two-thirds of this French island is mountainous and a fifth is forested....
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