For the active mature and senior traveller be they a couple or solo traveller this article outlines preparation for walking tours even for the over 80's. It may on the Wainwright, the lake district  or a pilgrims walk across Europe or St James Way, the Camino.  This artices give advice on getting fit, shoes and socks including for particular advice for women on this topic.

Marmottan Monet Museum – home to the world’s largest collection of Monets, along with works by the other great impressionists – remains a hidden gem, often left out of the standard tour of Paris. 

World’s most extensive collection of Auguste Rodin’s work, displayed in the beautiful house and gardens of the Hotel Biron, the Musee Rodin is a highlight of any trip to Paris.

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent is Paris’s latest must-see destination, an extensive and deeply personal look through the life and works of the revolutionary fashion designer – who embodied the spirit of the ‘Swinging Sixties’

Quimper, France

Quimper

Quimper, France The cultural heart of Brittany, the charming small city of Quimper is a gateway into France’s most distinct region. Believed to be inhabited since the neolithic, Brittany is home to some of the…

Mont-St-Michel, France

Mont Saint Michel

In 966, a Benedictine abbey was built on the island and Mont St-Michel became a centre of religious learning, attracting the brightest minds and most talented artists from around Europe.

Bayeux, France

Bayeux

The quaint medieval city of Bayeux is home to one big ticket item – the fascinating Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the Norman Conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. Though the origins of…

Caen, France

The city of Caen, with a dramatic history spanning from the time of William the Conqueror to the D-Day Landing, is a highlight of any Normandy tour.

The Louvre Museum

Louvre Paris

The Louvre Museum (Musee du Louvre) is the world’s largest museum and most visited art gallery in the world, displaying some 35,000 artworks from the antiquities to the mid-19th century and attracting nearly 10 million…

Normandy Beaches

Arromanches les Bains, Normandy, France.

The Normandy beaches in northwestern France were the location of D-Day during World War II, the historic simultaneous landings of Allied troops that liberated Western Europe and eventually put an end to the Nazi Reich.

Loire Valley France

Loire Valley France

The Loire Valley in France is renowned for its picturesque natural beauty, and the region also combines all the ingredients of what the French consider to be the good life. The Valley is the home…

The Elegant Arcades of Paris Part of the pleasure of getting to know the real Paris lies in getting off the main tourist trail and discovering its many hidden pockets and secrets. Its gorgeous arcades…