If I could live anywhere in Paris, I would chose an apartment overlooking the Maurice Gardette Square – the largest patch of green in the 11th arrondissement, shaded by mature trees, and with green...

I spent a month in August 2022 in Castell'Azzara, Southern Tuscany. I worked as a volunteer at ASHA, the Alchemy School of Healing Arts, just 2km outside the town centre.  Castell'Azzara is a 'mountain' town perched on the edge...

The shady arcades, or portici, of the Italian city of Bologna came as a welcome relief, first from the torrid sun and then, when I returned to the city four weeks later, the torrential rain....

I sneaked in a visit to Lyon just before the arrival of the summer heat wave – or la canicule as the French call it, when temperatures approach 40C degrees, and the locals seek the...

PRaiRiaL, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Lyon's Presqu'île district, is named after the ninth month in the French Republic calendar – the month of prairial, which ran from 20 May to 18 June and took its...

For the first time ever, I joined everyone who is anyone in photography in Arles for Les Rencontres d’Arles 2022 – an annual July event on the edge of the Camargue, in the south of...

I spent a weekend in Nantes this June as part of my quest to find a city where the energies are right and the prices not too high.  A dream place to escape to from...

South meets North in Palermo. The capital of Sicily vibrates to a cacophony of sounds, colour and smells. The city's architecture dates back to the Arabs and the Normans, as wave after wave of...