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Guide for the perfect stay in the gorgeous Stockholm

The view from Djurgården Bridge

When should I visit Stockholm We were in Stockholm at the end of October to 2020, as part of our long 7 weeks trip to Sweden, and even if days are not very long (sun is going down around 4pm), we had a great stay and were able to enjoy the city almost at its best. The major issues we got were with the Coronavirus restrictions we will…

Hike and bivouac in the scenic Vercors Natural Park

Alexandra hiking in the Vecors

The Vercors Regional Natural Park The Vercors is a protected Regional Natural Park in France, located around 100 km near Lyon, close to the French Alps. It offers a wide diversity of landscapes, from plateau to middle mountains. It is particularly appreciated by nature lover, and people who enjoy very active holidays! Best visited by bike, it is also possible to visit with bike, snowshoes in winter, canyoning,…

A week-end in Turin, the first Capital of Italy

After our amazing week in Forte dei Marmi, we initially decided to visit the Dolomites. However and due to work obligation so we decided to head back to France but to stop twice on the way to Paris.Looking at the map, Turin looked ideal as a first stop, and after research on blogs and asking our Italian friends about it, we settled on visiting Turin for a few…

Explore the Cévennes National Park – Escape in the wild

Sunset over the Cévennes National Park

After visiting the Pays Basque in South West France, we continued our travel within France and headed to the Cévennes National Park in South of France, near Montpellier. The Cévennes National Park is one of the 10 National Park in France, located in the Massif Central, France largest mountain. It is one of the less populated area of France and one of the more preserved one, offering beautiful…

Week-end break – Fontainebleau and the majestuous Fontainebleau Forest

Forest of Fontainebleau

Alexandra’s family lives in the region of Fontainebleau named “Seine-et-Marne”, affectionately nicknamed “77” (to pronounce 7-7/set-set) by the locals. We have spent all our time there during lockdown and we enjoyed re-discovering one beautiful and more rural area of France. Fontainebleau offers a beautiful and majestuous castle: “The château de Fontainebleau” as well as a forest, full of hikes and diverse landscapes where we love to wander around.…

A week-end in Annecy

Canal Vassé in Annecy

Tired of visiting Paris in France ? Not a big fan of big cities such as Marseille or Lyon ? We have found the perfect alternative – a week-end in Annecy – between a small town with an astonishing emerald lake view and nature all around the area with absolutely gorgeous mountains view and escapades in Rhône-Alpes. How to go to Annecy Go to Annecy by Train Annecy…

Visit Italy – Our five favourite cities for an amazing holidays

Italy is one of our favourite country. We were lucky enough to visit it several times, but only once together, and it was to go to Naples, almost two years ago now. We cannot stop exploring Italy, so many treasures to see in this beautiful country, but we have decided to show you our five favorite cities (and, what a surprise, most famous ones) with every time one…

Week-end in the Bay of Arcachon

“Le bassin” as connoisseurs calls it, is located only 1 hour away from Bordeaux, is a bay on the Atlantic Ocean. Very famous for the Great Dune of Pilat, Arcachon bay has many other treasures to offer. We have spent many summers there and we will gladly share with you Arcachon’s secrets and (not so) hidden gems! Where to sleep in Arcachon bay? This one will really depends…

Romantic week-end getaway: Amsterdam

Amsterdam - The city of bikes

Together, we already went twice for a romantic week-end in Amsterdam. It is a vibrant city and we loved our visit every time. And no, it’s not only about party and weed, but architecture, gastronomy and art (okay, and bicycles). One of our favourite city in Europe so far, more intimate than London or Paris but still with a strong cultural richness. You will love it rain or…