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Scorching weekend in Etretat

19 July 2021

In August 2020 (yes because at the moment we are far from the heatwave …) I had made a reservation for one night near Etretat (in a dormitory to reduce costs). What a good surprise it finally fell on the heatwave weekend in early August! Great to leave the Paris region and enjoy a good swim 😎. Usefull information Accomodation So I stayed in Villainville at domaine de la marnière a few minutes by car from Etretat. The place is…

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A beautiful day in Chartres

30 June 2021

During my holidays in sables d’Olonnes the past year, I unfortunately broke down my car … It was therefore stuck at Chartes. When I went to pick it up I took the opportunity to visit the old town, I loved it! Cathedrale I had chosen to stay really close, in an old monastery of Chartres. The cathedral is of course a must-see in the city of Chartres! Historical Center I really enjoyed walking around old Chartres. It is really the…

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The Sables d’Olonne

13 June 2021

For my first holidays after the first Covid lock-down, I chose to go and rest a few days by the sea in Sables-d’Olonne! I delayed travel publications a bit during this period but the beautiful days are coming! Presentation of Sables d’Olonne The Sables d’Olonne is located in Vendée, about 100 km south of Nantes. From Paris it’s quite convenient, there is the highway almost to the finish! For around forty euros in toll … This town is best known…

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Walk in Montmartre – Paris

6 December 2020

During the first end of lockdown in May, I took a little walk in Paris, enjoying the sun and seeing something other than my (residential) neighborhood. I opted for Montmartre which I had never visited! The sacré cœur It’s of course the must-see in Montmartre! The interior was closed but that did not prevent the atmosphere from being soaked up 😎 . Needed to know that its construction is fairly recent, it was completed in 1923. It was voted “public…

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Road trip in Western Australia

27 August 2020

After I sold my car in Perth I hired an SUV to do a last little road trip in Western Australia before coming back to France. For each part find the link to my post with more info and more photos of my road trip in Western Australia! Itinerary For these 12 (much too small) days of road trip, here is my itinerary: Day 1 : Perth Day 2 : Jurien bay (and the sea lions) Day 3 : Kalbarri…

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Karijini national park

21 August 2020

After Coral bay my last stop and not the least: Karijini National Park. I admit that it’s specifically for this national park that I did this road trip, I did not want to leave without having gone there! And I was not disappointed  😉 . Practical information You should know that this Karijini park cannot be discovered in summer. The region is too humid and the heavy rains make access to the gorges dangerous. Water can rise there very quickly.…

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Gascony – Shark and Coral bay

4 August 2020

After my visit to Kalbarri I continued on the road to the North in the Gascony region. Trip rather turned towards the beach and the sea 😎 . Shark bay First step in the Gascony: Shark bay! And no you are not going to be eaten by a shark here;). On the other hand there are rare species that come here like the dugong. Hamelin pool I spent the night in a campsite near Hamelin pool. This allowed me to…

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Kalbarri national park

2 August 2020

The second stop on my road trip was Kalbarri National Park in the Mid-West! Which is already almost 600km from Perth. But first, a stop at Hutt lagoon to see the pink lake 🙂 (probably more pink and impressive during less dry period). Coast side The first day I rather visited the coast of the Kalbarri region! I also took the opportunity to buy myself a fly net to protect my head during the next few days, essential during this…

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Jurien Bay – Meet the sea lions

30 July 2020

After selling my car, spent the day at Rottnest island and booked my flight back to France I rented a car for one last little tour! My first stop was Jurien Bay in the wheatbelt. I had booked a trip to go swimming with the sea lions! I just stopped to take a quick pic of the pinnacles (no time for more unfortunately). Practical informations Two companies have the right to offer these tours. I have chosen Turquoise Safari ($…

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Houlgate and the “flowered” coast

27 July 2020

During the 2019 Christmas holidays I had not really planned to leave Paris. But at the last moment I wanted to get some fresh air and see the sea! After some research for accommodation I opted for Houlgate on the “flowered” coast. Practical information The flowered coast is located in Calvados, between Cabourg and Honfleur. I opted for the hotel Castel de Siam in the city center of Houlgate with the possibility of free parking in the street. And the…

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