Tag: Travel in France with dogs

Haut Koenigsberg Castle & Kaysersburg, Alsace, France

Haut Koenigsberg Castle, © Tristan Vuano

In a thoroughly modern way, one of the tourist brochures for Alsace featured a list of ‘Spots Instagrammables’. The Château de Haut Koenigsberg was Number 1.

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Of Mice & Men – Éguisheim, Alsace, France

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The Fab Four in front of the St Leon fountain, Éguisheim’s own Pope

“For breakfast, they have a massive bowl of coffee, like a cereal bowl, and they dip in pieces of a huge, bell-shaped cake, called Kugelhopf!”

These were the awed observations of cultural differences, relayed to my parents, following my first ever trip abroad. Aged 14, I had been on a school exchange to Alsace to learn French.

As if cake for breakfast were not enough! Alsace is a magical place of wine, castles and culture tucked next to the Rhine in north-east France, right on the German border. Continue reading “Of Mice & Men – Éguisheim, Alsace, France”

A Week in Provence – The Penny Pincher’s Guide to Pont du Gard

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The Pont du Gard

Nous Sommes Citoyens de France – We Are Citizens of France! The Fab Four are now officially Le Quatre Fabuleux. Following our trip to the vet, they got their DHPP vaccinations, French passports and a pipette for leishmania, a mosquito-borne disease to be wary of near the Med. On American Independence Day, they gained the freedom to travel throughout Schengen, which is more than we will be able to do at the end of the Brexit transition period. (For more information on why we put  The Fab Four on French passports, see Pet Travel Post Brexit.)

As a treat, we took Le Quatre Fabuleux to river for a stick chase and then drove around to find a back way into the Pont du Gard. Continue reading “A Week in Provence – The Penny Pincher’s Guide to Pont du Gard”

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The first installment of a trilogy, which describes touring with four dogs through France, Germany and Romania.

Year 1 – Fur Babies in France – From Wage Slaves to Living the Dream is the true story of how Jackie, Mark and their fur family went from First-Timers to Full-Timers in two bottles of champagne.

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The Author with The Fab Four in Digoin, on the Loire