Mountain tops and river side.

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Today is Sunday, French family day, and all the restaurants on my street are closed. I’m planning on an early night to catch up. However this morning the street cleaners are out before the sun comes out and the church …

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An American in Uzes

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I finally met Debby Bines The Barefoot Blogger in Uzes this morning for the famous saturday market. I was introduced to Debby and her Barefoot Blogger site through my old friend Lynn Duggan and when I knew I’d be in Provence …

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My Life as an Avignonian

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Today is Friday so I’ve been in France a week and I’m just beginning to relax. Today I took in Avignon, unfortunately the woman I was supposed to meet today couldn’t make it because of car issues. We’ve made plans …

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Seeing old friends

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Waking up in the morning to the sound of church bells playing Ave Marie. That’s different! Today is the day I pick up my car and attempt getting around Provence. The car is at the TGV station so I need …

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Train travel in France

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I’ve always wanted to travel by train in France and I wasn’t disappointed. I bought my ticket in advance through Rail Europe on the phone. The website is great for future trips but I wanted to speak to a real …

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Kings and their Castles

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This morning we decide to take the RER to Versailles. There’s an RER station at the Eiffel Tower and at Pont Alma – both a short walk from our flat. From there the RER ride is only about 30 minutes …

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Cruisin’ down the Seine and discovering the dark side of Paris

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Monday and we’re dragging but keen to see more. Sleep has been a challenge because neither of us are used to the noise of city living. We must keep the windows closed against the noise,  but then its hot in …

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24000 steps – another day in Paris

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Sunday morning was a sleep-in morning for Brian and a blog catch-up morning for me. We left the apartment at 10 am with a plan in mind.  Today we’ll cover a lot of territory so we map out our metro …

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Where’s the Mona Lisa?

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Fortunately Brian and I are on the same time schedule. We’re both early risers and like to get going in the morning. Today is Saturday and the Louvre is on the menu. If we want to beat at least some …

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PARIS 2014

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Traveling by air has become almost unbearable, where is the genius who’s going to figure out teleportation? Beam me up Scottie. Last night, Air France, Boston to Paris, scheduled departure 8:45 pm, boarding time 8:30 — actual departure, 12 midnight! …

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