Autumn is nearly upon us, vacationers! The leaves will soon be golden, the air more crisp. You’ll be taking your sweaters out of storage; hotels will begin charging their “off-season” rates. What better way to welcome the season than by taking a short break in France?
Back at Hotel Burrhus, I take my bread and olives onto the terrace to have lunch. The merchants in the square are packing up; the market begins the process of closing at one o’clock and is completely dismantled by two.
So often sleeping in a strange bed is uncomfortable, but not at Hotel Burrhus: I have no back-ache this morning, and I rise with energy. At the reception, Laurence, the owner, greets me and asks if I would like coffee ...
Whether nestled around an inlet, perched high on a mountain, or sprawled across a cliff, each of the villages of Corsica has its own unique flavor. In the varied landscapes of the island, you might find a small fishing town or a thriving tourist destination founded in the Middle Ages.
One thing is for sure, Corsica is not lacking for scenic views.
Many of Aquitaine’s villages have been certified as Les plus beaux villages de France. This is no accident. Often situated in the valleys and on the cliffs surrounding the Dordogne River, the medieval towns in this region have a distinct look and a unique history.
Each with distinctive architecture, these towns’ populations rarely exceed 500, adding to their quaint charm.
Bayonne, Biarritz, San Sebastian and Bilbao: four cities, spread over two countries, but located in just one region: the Basque Country. All four located near the ocean, they seem to provide the perfect stopping points for a road trip.
This is a unique region that stretches from the South-West of France over to the North-East of Spain.