Browsing Tag

travel with kids

Our Adventures

Of Champagne and Birkenstocks

August 20, 2019

When you’re so close to Champagne, how could you  resist stopping by for a glass or two? Yet again… we’re travelling with kids.  So rather than drag them around a series of vineyards, we decided to head into Épernay for a stroll down the Avenue de Champagne, home to dozens of champagne houses and their magnificent mansions, some of which have been transformed into elegant hotels.  Think Moët & Chandon, Pol Roger, Perrier-Jouët. Beneath the streets lie over 110 km of underground…

Continue Reading

Our Adventures

You came all the way to France and you missed it?

August 9, 2019

Everywhere we go in France we find ourselves thinking – gosh this is lovely – should we have based ourselves here for the longer part of our stay? Each region unfolds some new and unexpected loveliness and so it was with Burgundy.  We passed through pretty if a little more rustic villages, and rolling fields of sunflowers, corn, and golden wheat scattered with wild poppies. We’d booked a gîte (apartment) through AirBnB and thank heavens for the SatNav or we…

Continue Reading