View From Above

The fishing town of Le Tréport is split into two parts; one being at sea level and built around the area where the Bresle River meets the ocean – and the other being on top of the striking white cliffs. Before descending by funicular, we spent some time taking in the beautiful views. – Marla

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Hotel Trianon

On the upper level of Le Tréport, we noticed these stairs. They looked out of place, surrounded by a stunning vista but seemingly going nowhere. It turns out that they were once part of Hotel Trianon, a grand hotel turned WW1 British Military Hospital. Later, during WW11 the German forces bombed the site. All that […]

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Le Tréport’s Funicular

Take a (free) ride up or down Le Tréport’s funicular, which joins the upper and lower parts of the town. The ride, at less than 2 minutes, cuts through a tunnel in the cliff on a 155 metre long track.

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Jardin de Marqueyssac

Yesterday I shared photos from the Château de Marqueyssac, which I loved. Today we’ll take a look at the gardens. Admittedly, the crowds, heat and being hangry meant that we didn’t venture far. After a quick decision to return in future to do it justice under better conditions, we took a brief walk before heading […]

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Château de Marqueyssac

Google Château de Marqueyssac and you’ll find countless photos of swirly box hedges and topiaries set high above the Dordogne River. The gardens and their setting are stunning. Upon discovering them online, I immediately knew that I had to see them in real life.

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La Rue du Temps Qui Passe

I’m always thankful for the opportunity to see how others lived their day to day during times past. It reminds me that today’s creature comforts (running water and electricity, as examples) weren’t always something taken for granted.

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Saint-Cyprien, By Day

I recently shared the magical town of Saint-Cyprien as seen at night, and now want to show you how gorgeous she looks under the brilliant September sun. My boyfriend and I are in love, and not just because Saint-Cyprien was covered in a staggering 300,000 handmade flowers left over from the town’s recent félibrée either. […]

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Le Sesame

If you ever find yourself in Saint-Cyprien at lunchtime, do as we did and stop in at Le Sesame for a delicious meal. We hadn’t planned to eat here; it was the first restaurant we came across while walking through the town. The terrace was packed and there wasn’t a map or guidebook to be […]

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Pizzeria 24

Who says you have to fly to Italy to enjoy good pizza?

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