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France 2015 – Giverny – Monet’s Gardens

We start our journey to Monet’s Gardens in Giverny much like Monet did back in the 1800s, at Gare Saint Lazare, the second busiest rail station in Paris. Giverny in northern France about 80 km from Paris and situated on the right bank of the…


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France 2015 – Paris – Eiffel Tower

This is Paris! The iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris is one of the most recognizable structures in the world and is the symbol of Paris. At 324 meters tall, this iron lattice tower was named after the French engineering firm who designed and built it…


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France 2015 – Paris – Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe is one of the most familiar symbols of Paris and the French nation. It links old and new Paris together at the focus of the intersection of 11 major avenues in Paris. It stands on the highest point of a line running…


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France 2015 – Toulouse

We end our journey across France at Toulouse, home of Airbus and known as the pink city because of all the pinkish colored stone used to construct the famous buildings in the city. We visit the beautiful city capitol building with it’s stately neoclassical design…


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France 2015 – Marseille

We finally get to our next destination, Marseille. We go on a walking tour of downtown starting with the Old Port which has been an important port in the area since 600 BC when the Greeks used it. We walk up the famous Canebiere Street…


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France 2015 – Gorges du Verdon

When we left Nice for Marseille, we decided to drive through the beautiful 25 kilometer long Gorges du Verdon – a five hour drive! The 25 kilometer long Gorges du Verdon is one of Europe’s most beautiful river canyons. It was carved out of the…


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France 2015 – Nice

After Paris, we flew to Nice where we spent 4 days exploring the beautiful French Riviera. In Nice we walked along the Promenade Des Englais, a car and pedestrian through-way along the beaches of Nice, with hotels on one side and the Mediterranean on the…


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France 2015 – Paris

We spend 10 days in Paris and ride the subways out to Disneyland in Chessy, take a train to Vernon and a bus to Giverny to see Monet’s Gardens.