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Dominic Bliss

Articles by Dominic Bliss


Vegetarianism in the Limousin

  Dominic Bliss meets a plucky couple who threw caution to the wind to launch a vegetarian restaurant in cattle country Louise Elsom is a very brave woman indeed. In October last year she and her partner, Dave, opened a

Pleasures of the Campagne

Dominic Bliss journeys to the south-western Gers département to meet an expat who revels in the area’s peace and calm, both on and off two wheels.

Loving the Rural Life in Gironde

Dominic Bliss experiences the delights of the south-western département of the Gironde, at a luxury gîte owned by a family from Merseyside…   “Learning the language for me is key,” says Deborah Hubbard who moved from Merseyside to Eynesse in

Exploring the vineyards of Champagne

How to visit Champagne-Ardenne in style

Hold tight as Dominic Bliss visits Champagne-Ardenne in style – using an eclectic range of transport to explore the famous vineyards and towns of the Champagne-producing region Recently, I had a somewhat panicky conversation while driving an iconic Citroën 2CV through the

Ardennes: Vive la différence!

During an exploration of the French Ardennes region that borders Belgium, Dominic Bliss discovers the myths and stereotypes that have shaped the two countries’ relationship.

The majestic, mighty Puy-de-Dome

Family holiday adventures in the Auvergne

I swear the peacock just tried to peck me. He’s a beautiful chap, showing off his plumage at every opportunity, but stray too close and he verges on the aggressive. There’s no doubt he’s king of this farmyard. George Orwell

Surreal Hyères

Dominic Bliss hits the sunny, most southerly tip of Provence and reveals the unusual aspects of France’s hidden paradise of palm trees and islands

The Mane Event

Normandy is home to one in four French horses, and this year it’s set to host the biggest equestrian event in the world. Our intrepid rider Dominic Bliss trots off to discover the roots of France’s equine affair…

Wild at Sarthe

From wolves and donkeys to light shows and rollercoasters, Sarthe has everything to keep France-loving families amused, as Dominic Bliss discovers.

Beach Boys: Surf’s up in Biarritz

Always up for a new adventure, Dominic Bliss heads for Biarritz, the surfing mecca in Aquitaine, where he discovers it’s never too late to join the cool gang

A Brittany golf holiday to remember

With member numbers on the rise and more of us crossing the Channel to tee off, golf is a boom pastime and holiday option in France. Dominic Bliss heads for a links course in Brittany to get the lowdown on French golf etiquette.