Vintage shopping in Versailles

Vintage shopping at Au Facteur Cheval, Versailles

Whilst in Paris recently, we day-tripped to the Château de Versailles in the nearby town of—you guessed it—Versailles. After a short journey we alighted the train at Versailles Chantiers and walked up Rue des États Généraux, towards the Palace. Then we found Au Facteur Cheval, a vintage/antiques store, at number 12—I can't resist a rummage so in we went.… Continue reading Vintage shopping in Versailles

Visiting the Palace of Versailles

TRAVEL TIPS: Visiting the Château de Versailles, Paris

The Château de Versailles (often known simply as Versailles) is a royal palace just over 20km outside of Paris, and as France's most famous château it's popular with day trippers. The Palace was initially built as a hunting lodge in 1623 by Louis XIII (who became king at just 8-years-old, when his father was assassinated). A… Continue reading Visiting the Palace of Versailles

How to plan the perfect trip to Paris

Top tips for planning a trip to Paris, France

No one wants to go home from a holiday with regrets, so my vacations are always planned with military precision. I just got back from Paris (again—Paris is always a good idea), and as well as my usual post-trip recommendations roundup I thought it'd be useful to share my tips for planning a short break to la Ville Lumière.… Continue reading How to plan the perfect trip to Paris

How to do London in a day: a jam-packed itinerary!

How to do London in a day!

Put on your comfortable shoes because we're covering a lot of ground today! London is a HUGE city so it goes without saying that if you've only got a day here you'll just be scratching the surface—but it can be done. Things to see & do if you only have 12 hours in London 9.00am… Continue reading How to do London in a day: a jam-packed itinerary!