city trip, family travel, france, historical site

Eguisheim – The stork and wine village of Alsace

Clouds hang heavy in the sky over Alsace, lending the surrounding vineyards a dull, waxy green. Ahead of us, Eguisheim, a village that I hadn’t even heard of until booking our hotel a few days earlier. I practice saying it as I drive – Eggy’s hime? Eh-geese-hime? Ayg-heese-hime? – but I can’t seem to perform the necessary tongue contortions. My eldest daughter and wife laugh at my linguistic ineptitude.

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family travel, france, wildlife

Domaine de Briange – A campsite with a difference

FOREWORD: This is not a sponsored feature. We have written this article because we really, really enjoyed our stay at Domaine de Briange and think that others may too. Simple.

There was a praying mantis in our tent, loitering casually on our food storage box.

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Now, if you are somewhat appalled by the prospect of sharing your holiday accommodation with a carnivorous insect then, let’s be honest, this article probably isn’t for you. But if you enjoy getting close to nature, then… read on. In fact, if you’re a keen camper, then there’s a pretty good chance that you will absolutely adore Camping Domaine de Briange in the Ardèche, France.

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