Doing the Cannes-Cannes

Walking along the famed Croisette on New Year’s Day, I had to give Cannes dix points for people-watching potential. There were troops of tiny little pooches bouncing along the promenade, most sporting designer dog accessories which would each have cost more than the combined total of my own outfit, and lots of short women in…

A Rocamadour high

The alarm went off in the dark. Usually, getting up pre-dawn means one of two things: illness or an early flight. Today was a case of the latter, but not in the normal sense. We left the hotel just as a hint of breaking sun highlighted the river mist, following the trusty Michelin map to…