Short Break in Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes Region of France

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The Rhône-Alpes region of France has impressive scenery stretching from wide river valleys to lakes and high mountain peaks.  It has many fine cities and towns, offering a wide range of outstanding historic buildings, riverside walks, attractive parks and museums. …

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Touring Normandy, the Loire Valley and Brittany in June

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STE’s Holiday Editor, Tony Taylor, reports on his experiences driving around North-West France. My wife and I had not visited France for many years and felt a return visit was well overdue. Taking advantage of being retired senior travellers, we …

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A Delightful Getaway on the English Channel: Boulogne-sur-Mer

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A delightful getaway from either the south of England or the north of France, is the historic city of Boulogne-sur-Mer. It is often thought of as a summer destination. However, for senior travellers who can choose freely when to travel, I …

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Paris in November – Four Walks and a Christmas Market

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Long range forecasts had indicated very cold, rainy weather throughout the time of our proposed visit to Paris at the end of November. I was thinking of delaying the trip till next year. Then the attacks took place in Paris on November 17th and …

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Eu – An Historic Town of Paradox

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Written by Carolann Martys  (One of the runner-up entries in the City, Town or Village Writing Competition.) Standing in the centre of the picturesque town of Eu in Normandy, it is bizarre to come across a proliferation of the very Irish name …

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Photographs in Languedoc

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In the second of a series of articles on travel photography, SeniorTravelExpert Photo Editor, John Esser, explains how he obtained some atmospheric photographs when on a short break in Languedoc. The first article in the series gave advice on equipment the senior traveller should take …

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