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Old Paris

2019-08-01T07:28:55-07:00April 13th, 2019|France|

The Palais Garnier Opera House made SUCH an impression.  Napoleon III (Napoleon Bonaparte's nephew) having survived an assassination attempt at the "old" opera house, decided to build a new one with a separate and secure [...]

France and Art

2019-07-16T15:57:08-07:00April 11th, 2019|France|

If the first religion of Paris is food, the second must be art.  Musée D'Orsay and the Van Gogh Atelier des Lumières immersive light and music experience were food for the soul.

French Food!!

2019-07-13T17:57:02-07:00April 10th, 2019|France|

Seriously, that's how the French take their food.  In order to have the full French experience, we had lunch at Guy Savoy.  Year after year, Guy Savoy is bestowed with THREE Michelin stars, making it [...]

The Louvre Museum

2019-07-04T09:37:00-07:00April 9th, 2019|France|

The Louvre is the largest museum in the world - so big that it's impossible to see all the museum has to offer in one visit. How long would it actually take? Well, if you [...]

Paris!

2019-07-03T16:54:36-07:00April 8th, 2019|France|

Paris in the spring was a delight - cool, dry weather and plenty of flowers.  Paris at its best!  

Corsica Adventures

2017-08-27T18:11:18-07:00August 1st, 2017|France, Italy|

We called this trip the "Francathalon", because we were pretty exhausted until we got to relax on the sailboat.  Michèle and the boys kept us busy!   As a bonus, we were so close to [...]

Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

2016-11-09T15:14:33-07:00September 10th, 2016|France|

Now that we slogged through the sandy hike to Mont Saint-Michel, we spent the next day hiking up the interior.  Mont Saint-Michel started as a monastery (monks only) in the 7th century, became an abbey in [...]

Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery

2016-10-28T18:04:35-07:00September 7th, 2016|France|

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Eisenhower called the operation a [...]

La Hague Coastal Trail

2016-10-27T18:21:28-07:00September 6th, 2016|France|

We hiked a piece of the Grande Randonnée which runs through the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain.  It runs for thousands of miles, like the Pacific Crest Trail.

Étretat Cliffs and Claude Monet

2016-10-26T17:40:18-07:00September 5th, 2016|France|

We hiked a windy trail for miles along the Étretat cliffs, in the northwest of Normandy, near the English Channel.  This was a favorite location of Impressionist painter Claude Monet.  He moved to several locations [...]

Rouen and Honfleur, France

2016-10-27T18:23:04-07:00September 4th, 2016|France|

We started our Country Walkers tour in Rouen, along the Siene river, and worked our way to Honfleur, a picturesque seaside town.  We hiked, and they moved our bags from hotel to hotel.  Nice! [...]