Central and East

Unforgettable Strasbourg

Unforgettable Strasbourg

Unforgettable Strasbourg Strasbourg embodies the old Alsatian culture, which is a curious blend of French and German, yet unique, as well as the cutting-edge vitality of a world-class city. It’s a city of students, international business, tourism, and culture,...

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Featuring Dijon and Bordeaux

Featuring Dijon and Bordeaux

Dijon and Bordeaux In July 2022, I went to France for the first time in 3 years. Despite the heat wave, it was good to be on French soil, my second hometown! This post features visits to Dijon and Bordeaux. Two years ago, when Covid canceled everyone’s plans including...

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Tours, Gateway to the Loire Valley

Tours, Gateway to the Loire Valley

Tours, Gateway to the Loire Valley Tours, France is often called the Gateway to the Loire Valley, because it’s a great jumping-off point for visiting the many sites along the rich river valley…such as chateaux and vineyards. Despite this ideal centrality, you don’t...

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Aside from Castles, Fun in the Loire Valley

Aside from Castles, Fun in the Loire Valley

Among travelers familiar with the Loire Valley, the first image that comes to many minds is castles. It’s true that the Loire Valley, just one and a half hours from Paris, is rich with history displayed in sumptuous castles. But there’s more. Much more. Turn your...

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Go East to Alsace

Go East to Alsace

Alsace is an eastern region of France separated from Germany by the Rhine River. It's a region unique in its own way. Although it is thoroughly French, it bears outward signs of its nearness to Germany. History, also, ties these two countries together. Alsace-Lorraine...

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Ski in France

Ski in France

It’s that time again, time to dig out the skis! Ski in France for a change of scenery! France provides a huge variety of ski experiences with resorts of all sizes, types, pricing, and altitudes. From huge, glamorous resorts spreading out for miles across the Alps to...

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Annecy, Jewel of the Alps

Annecy, Jewel of the Alps

Annecy, nestled near Switzerland and Italy, has been called the pearl of the Alps. See it and you’ll agree. It has also been named the Venice of the Alps, an image that leads us to the river Thiou, as well as canals and bridges that weave through the town’s medieval...

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Dijon…More Than Mustard

Dijon…More Than Mustard

For many people, the name “Dijon” only means delicious, spicy mustard. But maybe you didn’t know that the city of Dijon is the capital of the region of Bourgogne…in English, Burgundy. Now you’re getting thirsty because it isn’t just mustard you are thinking about!...

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Discover Burgundy, France

Discover Burgundy, France

Discover Burgundy, France! Burgundy (Bourgogne) is a word you’ve likely heard before. Burgundy wine is perfect for Coq au Vin, and of course, to simply sip. But Burgundy, France is also a hilly, agricultural region in the east of France where these famous wines are...

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