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A chic boutique hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant, set at the rear of the lovely Plage La Roya in the Gulf of St Florent in northern Corsica.Continue Reading →
This evening we’ll join the ranks of visitors strolling the promenade alongside the yachts before choosing a table at one of the restaurants along Rue Clemenceau. But for now, we’re happy to enjoy another side to Calvi, one that most visitors will probably never see…Continue Reading →
There’s a poster on the wall in the bar. It’s a picture of a handgun and we’re looking straight down the barrel. The space around the gun is peppered with bullet holes. The text simply reads: “We don’t dial 911”. “Every Corsican keeps a shotgun under the seat of his car…” our guide nonchalantly informs […]Continue Reading →
When we put together walking routes, there are certain ingredients which make a trail memorable. These include scenery with the impact of an uppercut, curios along the way (the odder the better) and, vitally important, a homely hostel…Continue Reading →
Although there are prettier and more quaint villages in Haute-Provence to explore, what Forcalquier has going for it is it’s an aesthetically pleasing and practical base.Continue Reading →