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A Whole New World..., Les Herbiers, France travel blog

A Whole New World...

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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After leaving the canal it’s been like entering a new world.  No longer is it autumn, but late summer with the insects humming in the grass and the hot ‘dog days’ upon us.  Sun all day long without a spec of cloud.  ...

Loving the metro..., Paris, France travel blog

Loving the metro...

A travel blog entry by susan.carrick

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Today we went high and low, north and south. It threatened rain all and our first stop was to buy a poncho or umbrella for the unprepared.  A few hardy souls (read boys) preferred to tough it out, but they were spotted under 'I love Paris' umbrellas ...

Paris, Paris, France travel blog

Paris

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Buffalo Grill, Chateauroux, France travel blog

Buffalo Grill

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... last Loire Valley chateau on May 10 (Day 136), we headed to our final Loire Valley destination, Orleans. Orleans was one of France's three wealthiest cities in the Middle Ages, and is in some ways the most stalwartly French city in France--unlike most of ...

At least we ate well, Mundolsheim, France travel blog

At least we ate well

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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Man, we were so tired today that we could barely drag ourselves out of bed. In fact I don't think we got up until about 11.00am. Lyndon and I did manage to leave the house to buy food but that was all. Being such a lazy day we even had time to go through ...

MONDAY EVENING SAMADHI, St. Florent, France travel blog

MONDAY EVENING SAMADHI

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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On the day after I arrived in Corsica, I had my best meditation yet. I´d finished a writing task, and so my mind was unencumbered.  The air was dark and silent, and I sat on a wild, grassy lawn facing St. Florent´s bay.  I slowly ceased ...

MARCEL PAGNOL, St. Florent, France travel blog

MARCEL PAGNOL

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... after coming to the island.  There was something I wanted to do on Monday, though, something I wanted to do before I left France, and that was to read a book by Marcel Pagnol. Many French people had recommended reading one of his books. He´s ...

France Day 25 - Tennis anyone?, Chateau-Gontier, France travel blog

France Day 25 - Tennis anyone?

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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Back in Chateau-Gontier means a good night's sleep ... a relaxing morning with a walk to la boulangerrie with the kids in the AM ... and of course, TENNIS! Janice kicks my butt AGAIN. 6-3, 6-2. Argh. Back to the house for her to rest with the kids, ...

Paris, Je T'Aime, Paris, France travel blog

Paris, Je T'Aime

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... were in the palace, so our time in the gardens was sun-dappled spring perfection. I don't think either of us wanted to leave, but so much more of France beckoned (plus our parking meter was ticking), so we bid adieu to Paris et ses environs. Cat Tally: ...

Didjereedo at the Pont Du Gard, Nîmes, France travel blog

Didjereedo at the Pont Du Gard

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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We took a public bus to the Pont Du Gard today, an ancient Roman aqueduct built between AD 38 and AD 52.  We hiked up to a promontory point for pictures then camped out on a broken concrete staircase and had a picnic.  Our tour leader, ...

wild and sweet, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

wild and sweet

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... got to pack, something's holding me back........the spirit, how to get into the spirit of things. Dreaming of a wild African adventure while heading for la douce France. Well, let's find out how sweet France can be, for I can tell you ...

Bulls, Bulls, Bulls...., Arles, France travel blog

Bulls, Bulls, Bulls....

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... and evening.  My waistline and pocketbook are feeling it.  At times he has joined us and we have been able to hear more about France and get to know him and other times he has left the four of us on our own (the tour group is very small) to get ...

A hop, skip, train jump away, Bordeaux, France travel blog

A hop, skip, train jump away

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... the train for free actually, as I never saw any train officials...they really do operate by the honor system here in France, I guess. A small thing I noticed too: all announcements on the train were in French. This is a major country for tourism, isn't ...

Into the Pyrenees, Boussenac, France travel blog

Into the Pyrenees

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Today was the day to head into the mountains.  Having never cycled in mountains before, I was quite dubious about the task.  Especially considering my track record.  So far on this trip, ‘hills’ have caused me great pain and ...

Paris - Day 2 - Eiffel Tower, Good Grub, & Cruise!, Paris, France travel blog

Paris - Day 2 - Eiffel Tower, Good Grub, & Cruise!

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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A relaxing morning. Everybody slept really well ... just not quite enough. This apartment is a comfortable and quite place, close to everything. We LOVE it! I take a quick trip to the boulangerrie for some morning treats while the family relaxes at ...

France Day 29 - Goodbyes ... and Disney Paris!, Marne-la-Vallée, France travel blog

France Day 29 - Goodbyes ... and Disney Paris!

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... about the history of the beautiful castle that remains ... apparently, the Duke of Angers was so popular and powerful, that the King of France at the time demanded that the Duke cut the tops off the castle towers as a show of respect. ... It was done ... ...

We summit Gokyo Ri!, Dole, France travel blog

We summit Gokyo Ri!

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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DAY 8 Gokyo (4750m) to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and back to Dole (4090m) Our alarm starts beeping at 3:45am and we wear every stitch of clothing we can find. Outside we get disorientated in the pitch black night. The snow ...

just some pics for friends and family, Hautefort, France travel blog

just some pics for friends and family

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Suddenly I just had to take some photos and send them to you.   Procrastinating - I am afraid I'm not focused, fiddling about with trivial things, daydreaming, being generally unproductive. I am even losing at scrabble, words escape me at the ...

France Day 4 - Day of Leisure, Chateau-Gontier, France travel blog

France Day 4 - Day of Leisure

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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Today I (Janice!) have finally decided to stop being so lazy and write the blog for a change. :) First off I want to say how much I miss and love all my family and friends. Its true, absence does make the heart grow fonder. I woke up this morning to ...

family matters, I'm afraid, Creysse, France travel blog

family matters, I'm afraid

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Hi there, just checked the date and can't believe it's only been a week since setting off for France. Days have been packed, on the go go go, but that was to be expected 'en famille.' Where to begin? I wont go into all the ins and outs of the family ...

Voila!, Paris, France travel blog

Voila!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Mom and I are organizing the multitudes of bags in our hotel room today in Paris.  Not very sexy but necessary for the continuation of our trip.  We did some laundry on the 26th when we returned and just wandered around the Bastille area of ...

Eating my words..., Marne-la-vallee, France travel blog

Eating my words...

A travel blog entry by susan.carrick

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I hate to admit it, but I had a fabulous day at Disneyland Paris. I expected kitsch, inflated prices, crowds and silly rides and it was not what I expected at all... We got there with a minimum of fuss being old hands at the train lines now.  The ...

Saint Benezet Patron Saint of Architects!, Avignon, France travel blog

Saint Benezet Patron Saint of Architects!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Saw two UNESCO Heritage sites here:  the Saint-Benezet Bridge and the Palais de Popes.  Learned that architects have a Patron Saint-Benezet.  Good to know, we really need it at times!  Our cute hotel was located right outside the ...

Map Pin Update, Nantes, France travel blog

Map Pin Update

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so why?, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

so why?

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Peter's been working a lot lately - I've been reading. Bernadette is amazed at the amount of time I spend poring over books. 'Still reading?' she calls every time she passes the house. She thinks I'm bone idle, but I'm an addict - got to read whenever ...

The Wineding Roads of Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion, France travel blog

The Wineding Roads of Bordeaux

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... with some cabernet franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon. Saint-Emilion wines qualify for their own distinct classification under France's complicated and tightly-controlled wine classification system, which dates to 1411. Comparing the two vintages was also ...

A weekend of bubbly, Champagne, France travel blog

A weekend of bubbly

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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When we started our long weekend in the Champagne region of France, we anticipated that we would spend a day or two in Champagne then continue down to the Burgundy area. What we quickly learned, however, is that Champagne itself contains enough beautiful ...

invaders of the sweetest kind, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

invaders of the sweetest kind

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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The most extraordinary and wonderful thing happened. For days I've been keeping an eye on some swallows that have chosen our roof as a good place to live under. Shy at first, they quickly get used to having us around. Off and on they fly in search of ...

France Day 10 - Catherine & Pornichet, Pornichet, France travel blog

France Day 10 - Catherine & Pornichet

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... bad ... We get the bags packed and in the car and then head in to town to gas up (our first fueling experience in France goes smoothly) and I buy some Ray-Bans at a local eyeglasses store. The exchange rate hurts on the glasses purchase, but with the ...

paris pin, Paris, France travel blog

paris pin

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