• Trips to France

    The knives from Laguiole

    LAGUIOLE, a small French town, but a big historic place in the Massif Central, is just 700 km from Basel. We visited the area this spring, to see the famous Aubrac cattle, taste the local food including the great (Aubrac) steaks, local sausages, cheese and aligot, and of course to buy some of the fantastic handmade knives. The ORIGINAL Laguiole knives with the iconic bee…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    Swiss Army Knife

    BRUNNEN, a lakeside town set on the banks of the Urner Lake and Lake Lucerne, is a great starting point if you are interested in Swiss history, including a visit to the Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center. But also for scenic and historical boat rides by the nostalgic paddle steam boats. Our last trip was just a short ride to Treib for a late brunch…