Category Archive: France

L’araignée Gourmande

Travelling around the French countryside, there is an indefinite number of fascinating restaurants, farms and people to meet. Known throughout history as a Mecca for food and wine cultivation specifically for cheese and… Continue reading

Paris in July.

In a tiny side street shadowed by apartment buildings laced with French doors and balconies, I spot one of the few cafes open in the month of July. Despite tourism fluxing at the… Continue reading

Le Tour de France 2015: Stage 21 Grand Paris Seine Ouest to Paris Champs-Élysée

Arriving on the Champes-Élysée at 1pm, I was both surprised and shocked to see so few spectators cueing up for the day ahead. Sure, Norwegian corner was roaring and ready to go and… Continue reading

Le Tour de France 2015: Stage 19 Saint Jean de Maurienne to La Toussuire Les Sybelles.

We made it through the night, woken after a short nap by excited middle-aged French men setting up their camp next to us. Unlike us, they’d (already started drinking) calculated exactly 1km out… Continue reading

Le Tour de France 2015: Stage 18 Gap to Saint-Jean de Maurienne.

On Thursday morning we pack our bags at 4am ahead of two adventurous days living out of our Ford Fiesta in the mountains. Ben drove the four hours of winding, fog heavy roads… Continue reading

Le Tour de France 2015 Stage 17: Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup.

After our day of rest it was time to prove our preparation had not gone to waste. We left our accommodation at 6am via a baguette and croissant stop to drive to the start… Continue reading

Le Tour de France 2015 Stage 16: Bourg-de-Péage to Gap

After years of dedicated 2am watching from my couch, bed and Bar domestique huddled around a tiny computer toggling between SBS’s tour tracker, the docile tones of Phil Liggett and playing Keeno – Twitter’s… Continue reading