Category: France

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Monaco, Nice and Eze

It was something I had really been looking forward to – sailing into Monaco’s impressive harbour, Port Hercule – and it didn’t disappoint. An amphitheatre of hills and high rise apartments looked down on...

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Ajaccio – Corsica

Ajaccio is the capital of Corsica, on the west coast of this French island, which is only a few kilometres north of Sardinia in the Western Mediterranean. It is a very popular cruise port. When...

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Chartres

Staying with friends who live in Paris, we decided to spend a day visiting Chartres by the easy route – by train. Arriving at Gare Montparnasse, I was taken aback by the military presence – soldiers...

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Champagne Wine Region – France

The region of Champagne-Ardenne which gives its name to the white sparkling wine produced there, is located about 100 miles (160 km) east of Paris.  While the capital of the region is Chalons-en-Champagne, the towns of...

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Vaucluse – Provence

The Vaucluse department of Provence incorporates the cities of Orange, Avignon, some very famous wineries such as those around Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and many touristic sites. This area is so rich in history with charming little...

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Bouches-du-Rhône

Located in the south-east of France, on the east side of the Rhône River and south of the Luberon mountain range, the Bouches-du-Rhône department of Provence includes its capital Marseilles, Arles and Aix-en-Provence, among others....

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Paris – Top Ten things to do

There is so much to excite your travel senses in Paris it is hard to know where to begin. After five visits there, I have narrowed it down to a top ten list of...

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France – Five Favourite Places to See

I first went to France in 1991, spending three weeks touring by car and loved it. But it wasn’t till 2003 that I went again. Since then we have been three more times – any...

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The Western Front

  Remembrance Day, November 11, was particularly poignant this year, August 2014 being the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, or The Great War as it was then known. So many...