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Posted on July 30th, 2013

The tallest Cathedral in France is Our Lady of Amiens, located in the town of Amiens, north of Paris. It is one of the best examples of early 13th century Gothic architecture and sculpture in the world, and it’s been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.… Read full article

Posted on July 22nd, 2013

My visit to the south of France several years ago, included a trip to the Pont du Gard. A feat of Pont du GardRoman ingenuity and architecture, the Pont du Gard is an ancient aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River and is part of a 31 mile long aqueduct that runs between Uzès and Nîmes.… Read full article

Posted on July 16th, 2013

My visit to Saint Jean de Luz in the south of France, just north of Spain, was on a cruise a couple of years ago. As I wandered the streets of this Basque coastal fishing village, I really enjoyed the quaint shopping area as well as the restaurants which specialize in local basque cuisine.… Read full article

Posted on July 13th, 2013

St Paul de Vence, in the south of France, is one of the country’s2004_0928Image0048 most charming medieval walled villages dating back to the 13th century. Ramparts were erected during the second half of the 14th century and two of the original towers can still be seen.… Read full article

Posted on July 10th, 2013

montOne of the things I love about watching the Tour de France, is seeing the many charming villages and the beautiful French countryside as they ride through. The Tour is, no doubt, a welcome advertisement for France’s Tourist Bureau with estimates of up to 2 billion people around the world viewing at least part’s of the Tour’s television broadcasts.… Read full article

Posted on July 7th, 2013

One of things I enjoy most when traveling anywhere, is visiting churches. Being catholic, I have an imbedded interest and curiosity about them. The large gothic cathedrals in Europe, as well as the charming little chapels I have found even here in the United States.… Read full article

Posted on July 4th, 2013

waiterReuters recently published an article about Paris embarking on a campaign to “improve its reputation and better cater to the needs of tourists.” Apparently, there are lots of people who think that Paris is full of snobs and they treat Americans rudely.… Read full article

Posted on July 1st, 2013

We often counsel our travel clients (especially if it is their first time traveling abroad), on the currency-exchange-lgefine art of currency exchange while on vacation. The fact is, the euro has been stronger than the dollar for many years now, and when traveling, you need to squeeze the most out of your money to get the most out of your vacation.… Read full article