France

Art in a door in Paris

When one sees an open door with interesting things inside, one walks through that door. And that is what we did when we stumbled on an art installation on this fine afternoon in Paris. The installation was at Église des Billettes, a striking looking building in the Marais district. Upon…

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The Happiest Caffe in Paris

Happy Caffe has been one of our go-to places for our week in Paris. Situated next door to our apartment on Rue De Rivoli, and serving a fabulous selection of affordable sandwiches, crepes, and most importantly, beer. The owner was great for a chat, and they’re open late which is…


Riquewihr is like being in an Asterix comic!

Riquewihr is a village in the east of France, quite near the German border and according to Wikipedia is officially one of the most beautiful villages in France. When organising to stay with my brother and his family at Malsburg-Marzel, we left all the planning to him. I figured he…


Flying into three airports at once

It’s not often you fly into an airport with three codes that services three countries. It’s also not often that I’d bother to write about an airport. Basel is in Switzerland, Mulhouse is in France, and Freiburg is in Germany. They’re all serviced by the unimaginatively named “Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport”. Hilariously,…


Dropping your hire car to Gare de Mulhouse-Ville

So this is a bit of a random post, but maybe someone who needs it might find it on Google. There is no obvious signage, or documentation when hiring from Europcar as to where exactly to return your car when you’re dropping it off. I’m sure if we’d picked up…


Burning time at Basel Airport

We just happened to land in Basel on a Sunday. Not just any Sunday, but May Day. A public holiday. We had to wait a few hours for Europcar to open so we could pick up our vehicle for our next adventure into Switzerland If this by chance is your…