Eur ’19 | Geneva – Paddle boarding and Jardin Botanique

Our second day as guests in Geneve was another beautiful sunshiny day and we were keen to make the most of it and do something fun before saying goodbye and carrying on our journey through France. With van and pick-up loaded we headed into town, down to Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) ready to give paddle…

Eur ’19 | Fort l’Ecluse in the Sunshine

In order to give ourselves a little bit of direction during this trip we decided to make our half way point a visit to see my brother and his wife. They live just outside Geneva, on the French side of the border. The drive over the Jura Mountains was great – we had only ever…

Eur ’19 | The Vineyards of Arbois

Having spent the morning soaking up the sun and lounging by the River Loeue, our day had a later start than usual. Also, knowing we had to get to Geneva that evening, as we had planned to visit my brother for a couple of days, meant our stop off in Arbois was a quick one…

Eur ’19 | Besançon’s Historic Quarter

Away from the citadel and off to explore the rest of the city, we did our usual ambling through the streets enjoying the sites that we happened across. The Cathedral Saint Jean took us by surprise appearing before us as we absentmindedly wandered. The cathedral was built between 1127 and 1161, on the foundation of…

Eur ’19 | Besançon Citadel

One of the memorable things about our visit to Besançon is that it happened to coincide with our ten year anniversary – it’s always nice to spend special occasions discovering new places! After completing the usual task of finding a decent spot to leave the van for the day, we were soon trotting across a…

Eur ’19 | Vanning in Luxembourg!

We only spent a few days travelling through Luxembourg and so our vanning experience in this little gem of a country is limited. We continued the habit we had picked up in Belgium, visiting the attractions and towns/cities during the day and venturing out into the more rural areas to find a decent spot to…

Eur ’19 | Luxembourg City

Whilst vanning is perfectly suited to rural areas, there is no doubt that when travelling we want to stop in and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the cities and towns we meander past. Luxembourg City was no exception, and luckily for us there was a super convenient car park, just €1 per hour and…

Eur ’19 Les Chateaux des Luxembourg!

We spent a couple of days driving through the tiny mass of Luxembourg, a beautiful little emerald of rolling hills and sweeping forests. And, nestled amongst the undulations – chateaux! Beautiful castles that appear as though out of fairy tale. Propped atop hills, overlooking quaint towns and nestled in valley dips, they are delightfully picturesque…

Eur ’19 | Vanning in Belgium

Our first trip in the van to Belgium was most definitely a success and we will be heading back, even just as a beautiful stop off on the way to farther destinations. Belgium was actually our first experience of vanning outside of the UK and we didn’t know how locals elsewhere were going to react…

Eur ’19 | Rochehaut, The Belgian Ardennes

Our journey so far had taken us through Southern Belgium, and approaching the Ardennes offered a subtle transition in scenery. From endless flat fields, intersected by canals we now found ourselves in rolling hills, tree clad with huge meandering river bends. The land looked like an emerald stretched out before us, the various shades of…