All posts on August 2014


70th anniversary of DDay at the Normandy Beaches, France
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D-Day: The Normandy Beaches, June 6th 1944

“We shall fight on the beaches……..but we shall never surrender” the immortal words of Sir Winston Churchill. And fight on the beaches is what thousands of brave Allied troops, did. Under the joint command of Generals Montgomery and Eisenhower, thousands of men …

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la-Begude-Saint-Pierre hotel, Uzes, Languedoc Roussillon, France
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A magical place to stay, Provencal ambience at La Bégude Saint-Pierre

Two years ago I looked at this deserted property, nowLa Bégude Saint-Pierre, just 6km, from Uzès and wondered ‘what if”? What if I bought this, risked some capital and created a tiny ‘jewel box’ hotel. My head spun as a deluge of questions …

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Plan your stay in Lourmarin visit L'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, Gordes, Luberon, Provence
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Notre-Dame de Senanque Abbey, in the Luberon, Provence

As any visitor to the Luberon Valley in Provence will tell you, beautiful photos of  L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque are everywhere. For every postcard stand proudly exhibits stunning images of  the abbey, taken in early summer when it is surrounded by its’ spectacular carpet …

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