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For newspaper & magazine articles, radio programmes and talks

France- the whole country


Travels with (and without) a Donkey - in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson 

The Canal du Midi

The hidden South of France
Lille and the North of France
Food & drink
Jewish France
Strange and exotic museums
Music in France
France by Rail
Travelling on a shoestring 

France for the Disabled     

Buying property in France
French life

Wine harvests
Heroes and heroines
Village life
City lights
The quirky, the off-beat, the eccentric and the bizarre
Romantic France
France and the movies 

The Wider Picture

Jewish  Travel

Vegetarian Travel

Theatre, Music & The Arts

Budget travel

Disabled travel

Shakespeare's Europe

Brussels for chocolate lovers

In the footsteps of the famous: Piaf, George Sand, Jacques Brel,

and many many more ...

INCLUDING ... Discovering the heady alchemy of easy listening and Italian pinegroves  .... London, beyond the congestion zone .... Music and the Midnight Sun ... Boating for Collies (From Battersea Dogs' Home to the Canal du Midi).

And don't forget....

Laurence is a fund of fascinating information, wonderful stories and a mine of unimagined angles on: the plays of Shakespeare, the classic Golden Age crime stories and the novels of Enid Blyton!

Anecdotal travel writing and broadcasting *After-dinner and public speaking *  Bookshop and club talks * Stories of fellow travellers and those we meet on the way * Laurence has a fund of tales from his travels through France, ideal for an evening or lunchtime diversion.

In schools, where his verses are popular with youngsters from young children to teenagers, he shares some of the secrets of putting thoughts on paper.

Some special Links:

 Books by Laurence Phillips CLICK HERE FOR BEST DEALS
 Books on France www.languedocbookshop.com
The  Jewish Bookshop www.thejewishbookshop.com
 A special corner of France www.marseillanvillage.com
 Car Hire in France and worldwide CLICK HERE FOR BARGAIN RATES
 Imprint Illyria Books www.imprintillyria.com
 Bradt Travel Guides www.bradtguides.com
 French Tourist Office 
 Lille Tourist Office 
 Trains to and around France The best way to travel through France CLICK HERE
 Ferry Fare Finder Cross-channel and anywhere in Europe CLICK HERE

British Guild of Travel Writers

 Travelwriters UK If I can't help you - someone here will CLICK HERE
 The Shakespeare Revue From bard to verse CLICK HERE
 The Canada Post Ah, tis maple: world view from the home of greenery irony and good manners


 An ex-pat nightmare


 Find a bookshop

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER  @LazyFrance Click Here

A little corner of  paradise in the South of France
The French Tourist Office Everything you need to plan your next trip to France.
Lille Tourist Office Don't forget to pack my Bradt Guide!

Commanderie du Fromage St Nectaire Scrumptious farmhouse cheese - tell 'em the commander sent you!

Ah, 'tis maple - world view from the home of greenery, irony and good manners.

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