Saturday, 5 September 2015

Finding the sweet heart of the Loire - WOTM

Enjoying our selection of french wines is part of any cruise on Serenity. Today, we're launching our new wine of the month feature with a look at an unusual dessert wine from the Loire.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Pétanque et Paris

Like me, you might think that these days pétanque is only played by old men in town squares in the south of France, but you'd be wrong.....this most gallic of sports is positively thriving here in Paris.

Monday, 20 April 2015

From big fish to small fry!

Being the maximum size of boat that fits through the canal locks we don't often come across anything larger than Serenity but out here on the river Seine it's a whole different world!  

If you talk about the Seine I always think of Paris' famous bateaux mouches, but actually a massive amount of cargo is moved along the river aswell.  And these monster ships can be up to 110m long - that's the length of a football pitch!

With container barges, tankers and barges filled with sand and gravel going by - at least the painting crew have some action to watch.....

Dwarfed by our next door neighbour!

That's a regular size car on the back deck!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Five tips for romance in Paris

Romance is such a tricky's all in the (sometimes fickle) eye of the beholder. Me, I'm a simple kinda gal, a candlelight dinner somewhere fancy tonight would be way to much pressure to be having a 'perfect' time....bringing me breakfast in bed unexpectedly, now that's romantic.