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Visiting Versailles with Kids

Versailles in France is often overlooked for its more famous neighbour Paris. Often added last minute to an itinerary as a day trip from the city of lights. But I really thinks it’s worth it’s own stopover. In fact we often opt to stay in Dubai and take a day trip to Paris instead. Yes,

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heart shaped cloud peeking out from behind the eiffel tower

Top places to get the best view of the Eiffel Tower

At over 300 metres tall you can get a pretty great view of the Eiffel Tower from most spots in Paris. Its triangular shape welcomes you to the city and provides an excellent grounding point if you’re feeling a little lost. However sometimes you want to be a little bit extra and get some really

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the glass pyramid of the louvre museum under a blue sky with white fluffy clouds

Paris in One Day, how to see the top spots in 24 hours

Let’s face it, just one day in Paris is never going to be long enough. It’s a city meant for enjoying, for people watching, romantic strolls and getting lost down the narrow alleyways. But if you really only have 24 hours in the city of light then it is possible to see the best of

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lille with kids

Lille with kids – the Ultimate Guide

Our first stop on our 2 week French road trip was the beautiful city of Lille. Home to jaw-dropping French architecture, wide open spaces and the type of French cuisine that make this country so foodie famous. We absolutely loved our short stay and after reading this guide to Lille with kids I hope you

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Where to stay in Lille – Ibis lille centre grand place review

Are you wondering where to stay for your next visit to Lille in France? We recently visited the Ibis Lille Centre Grand Place  and highly recommend you try it out on your next trip. Amazing value, large rooms and a great location, you can’t really ask for more! This post contains an affiliate link. If

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view of the beautiful dordogne river

2 weeks in France, our French Road Trip Itinerary

Over summer we spent a magical 2 weeks in France. We travelled from the UK by ferry and car heading straight through the centre of the country all the way down to Bordeaux and back, trying to take in some of the lesser explored parts of the Country. Here’s our French road trip itinerary so

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runswick bay beach one of the most beautiful places in Yorkshire

Beautiful places in Yorkshire – Runswick Bay Beach

If you’re looking for beautiful places in Yorkshire, you can’t really go wrong with Runswick Bay Beach. In 2020 The Times named it the “beach of the year” for its dramatic location, sweet town and local wildlife. But what does a day at Runswick Bay beach actually offer? The answer is loads! On first look

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wildlife pool seen through long grass at serenity camping near whitby

Camping Near Whitby – Serenity Campsite Review

Being a massive lover of the great outdoors it does surprise me how rarely we actually camp. The ten year old and hubby are not huge fans of a night under canvas, mainly due to the unpredictable British weather. But I still find something temptingly adventurous about it all. This year my best friend of

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view across the sea toward the village of seaham on a cliff

Seaham Beaches you need to visit

Seaham, UK is located along the Durham heritage coastline and is the perfect place for a family holiday in the North East. It’s a lovely seaside town offering a wealth of kid friendly activities and some great opportunities to jump in waves and build some sandcastles. Here are some Seaham beaches you need to visit

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colourful decorations hanging it the sand stone old streets of bergerac in france

Ultimate Guide to Bergerac in France

The ancient city of Bergerac in France is located in the Périgord Dordogne region. Home to beautiful historic buildings and nestled on the Dordogne River it makes an ideal base for exploring the area. You’ll probably recognise the name from satirist Cyrano de Bergerac (the one with the rather large nose). But the town really

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