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Dominic Bliss

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Buying Guide – Timeless Tarn

Gloriously rural, but dotted with charming fortified villages, stone houses and sleepy towns, the Tarn is a little pocket of France from the past, says Dominic Bliss   There’s a hilltop village in the Tarn called Cordes-sur-Ciel. It’s said to

Lifestyle Case Study – The Gers

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   Quiet? You haven’t experiened it until you’ve visited the

Full Bodied Burgundy

The Cathedral of Saint Étienne in Auxerre sits on the banks of the Yonne River Dominic Bliss reveals why it’s the right time to buy in this region of rolling countryside, gorgeous fortified towns, charming period properties – and robust

Limousin – A Rural Retreat

If it’s peace and tranquillity you’re after, then this agricultural heartland in central-southwestern France will float your boat, says Dominic Bliss… The idyllic town of Argentat in Corréze sits on the Dordogne river Fancy stepping back in time? The Limousin

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

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.