Rice Lake

Yesterday marked the end of daylight savings time here in Vancouver. A precious extra hour over the weekend is akin to winning the lottery. Very exciting time! Not only that, but the rain finally stopped and we awoke to beautiful blue skies and sunshine. My heart was singing!

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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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Autumn Sunshine

When I checked the weather forecast before leaving the house this morning, I let out a sigh. Rain, rain and more rain. Basically, a soggy mess. That’s typical for Vancouver at this time of year, but it’s still depressing knowing that we’ve got months of being cooped up inside ahead of us.

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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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