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Columns of light

We couldn't have timed our visit to the Church of the Jacobins in Toulouse better. The late afternoon slanted in through the stained glass windows casting this wonderful kaleidoscope of coloured light across the central columns. What a delight to behold. Yet within a...

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On the grapevine

We'd never been in France during October before, so imagine our joy at discovering what goes on in the Gaillac vineyards after the summertime holidaymakers return home. The exceptionally mild and sunny weather meant the vines held their autumn colours well after the...

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

Gouville’s magnificent beach is 6km long, sandy, flat and bordered with grassy dunes. Its lighthouse, Le Sénequet stands 5km out to sea and faces the island of Jersey. In the distance neat rows of oyster and mussel beds are just visible at low tide and the fresh...

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Granville and St Malo

The coastline between the ports of Granville and St Malo changes dramatically. You can find stunning cliff tops, sandy coves with rock pools to explore and wide, flat beaches. Head to le Pointe du Grouin for dramatic views. Visit Le Verger or Sainte-Jean-de-Thomas for...

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Sunset Boulevard, Tarn

We've seen some gorgeous sunsets this autumn. This little gem appeared out of nowhere one evening and I just had to captured in pixels. The silhouetted grave monuments enhance the air of serenity, don't you think? What amazes me most about the sunsets we've seen from...

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