• Combourg - Restaurant les Terrasses

    Combourg has an excellent restaurant. Here is "Millefeuille de chair de crabe, Espuma de Saumon fumé...". Cuisine française! www.hotel-combourg.com/?lang=en

  • Soulac-sur-Mer - Sandwicherie

    Noon time near the beach in Soulac-sur-Mer is serious business.

  • The singing Basque in Ostabat

    ...... of a sudden, the door to the kitchen opened, and an eldery small man appeared, wearing a basque beret on his head and a big bottle in his hand. He started to sing and to fill all the glasses with an aperitif....


  • Pons - Hotel de Bordeaux

    A very agreeable hotel - and a probably the best restaurant in Pons. www.hotel-de-bordeaux.com/

  • Mirande - AUBERGE DE LA HALLE

    Some time ago, a friend of mine had recommended this restaurant in Mirande. It was my third visit in Mirande, but just like the years before, I had no luck. This time the restaurant was closed for summer holidays from 01.08. - 24.08.2014.

  • Estella - Bar Estación

    Estella was founded in 1090 by King Sancho Ramírez to encourage frankish merchants, to settle here and so support the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella. Recent excavations have proven, that early immigrants came from Le Puy ("Via Podensis")…


  • Bodegas Irache

    A winery was probably part of the Benedictian monastery "Santa María la Real de Irache" since the early times. The monastery was given up, but the winery was "refounded" in 1891. Following the old traditions of Benedictian hospitality and a great sense f…

  • Huesca - Bar

    The thunderstorm was back all of a sudden. Rain was pouring down. We rushed into a bar, sat down and ordered a café con leche. More people sheltered from the rain inside the bar. From an elderly gentleman, we learned that the sentence "Tomorrow, we will h…

  • Teo - The Bar

    This is the counter of the only bar (and shop) I found near to the "Alberge" in Teo. It´s a really nice one - and delicious, hot coffee is served there in small cups.


  • Marciac - JAZZ

    Marciac, founded as a bastide in 1298, is a small, sleepy town, that in the month of August each year since 1978, changes into the "Capital of Jazz". A true metamorphosis. On the central square of Marciac stage is erected and free concerts are held here…

  • Poitiers - Alain Boutin

    That evening, we had a nice dinner at the restaurant "Alain Boutin". We started with "Fantaisie de vitelotte, asperges, écrevisses, crème citronnée" Vitelotte is a blue-violet potato, sometimes calles Truffe de Chine". www.alainboutin.com/

  • Florence - Cappuccino

    I had hoped for better weather, when I left Lucca, but there was no sunshine in Florence, when I arrived at the station. At least the rain was not pouring down, when I crossed the river Arno. I had a nice cappuccino under an umbrella, before I checked int…


  • Florence - Trattoria La Casalinga

    I had bruschetta con pomodoro as antipasto that night. Actually had dinner here three night in a row and really recommend the Trattoria La Casalinga. www.trattorialacasalinga.it/

  • Florence - Trattoria La Casalinga

    The food is delicious and the warm and cosy place is always busy. If you don´t want to wait outside for a table, you should arrive early. www.trattorialacasalinga.it/

  • Grenoble - Cafeteria

    An empty cup on a table in the the nicest cafeteria of any Ikea-store I found so far. Judging from the weather and the view. Behind the soundproof windows runs the heavy traffic of the motorway - and behind you can see the mountains.


  • Cahors - Blues Festival

    During a festival in France the audience will sing and dance and eat and drink. A "barquette" with french fries with duck´s breast was the staple food in Cahors - and of course we had red wine with the duck. Cool rosé for dessert..

  • Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang - Le Lion D'Or

    A great dinner in Le Lion D'Or. The Perigord Noir is known for - ducks. Merci beaucoup, Marion!

  • Pons - Hôtel de Bordeaux

    We had stayed in the "Hôtel de Bordeaux" already a couple of times. The restaurant run by Cornelia Mueller is one of the best in the region. We have always appreciated the dishes, created by the chef Bruno Foucher. Terrine aux légumes d'été - sorbet gasp…


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