The Weekend Tourist is a blog written by Jess Friend Bartlett. Sometimes we only do touristy things on holiday - 25 days annual leave a year. That’s a shame, as we’ve 104 weekend days for exploring. This blog is all about discovering your local neighbourhood, attractions, historic places, local eateries and independents, which for me is in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and the wider Cotswolds, UK. And when annual leave adds up, you'll find the occasional far flung adventure.

Disneyland Paris at Xmas – a 4-day itinerary
Becoming a sommelier at Château de Chambert, Cahors
Moissac Abbey’s wondrous cloisters
Lauzerte – one of France’s most beautiful villages
Château de Bonaguil – France’s last medieval castle
The Pont Valentré at Cahors, France
Walking with cavemen at Grotto Pech Merle
Discover Montaigu de Quercy
Wandering through Uzès