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Easy Day trips from Paris: Le Petit Trianon Versailles

Easy Day trips from Paris: Le Petit Trianon Versailles

Looking for an easy day trip from Paris? Versailles is so close and Le Petit Trianon is a charm! Head out there for a glorious afternoon! For those who follow the oeuvre of Mel Brooks, it will be obvious what I mean when I say,…

Two Night in Normandy, France – Fécamp and Honfleur

Two Night in Normandy, France – Fécamp and Honfleur

A weekend in Normandy, France is just enough time to visit Fécamp and Honfleur. These are two lovely towns on the coast. A three hour boat trip from Newhaven to Dieppe might not be everyone’s idea of luxury, especially if you have ever been to…

A perfect two day trip to France – Chambéry & Annecy

A perfect two day trip to France – Chambéry & Annecy

Two day trip to France?? Is it possible to get the flavor of two towns with only a two day trip to France? Can I get a Oui Bien Sur up in here?* If you follow my suggestions below, you’ll have time to taste the food…

Fun Things to Do in Chamonix in Summer

Fun Things to Do in Chamonix in Summer

When I think of things to do in Chamonix in summer, I still envision everything white – skiing, snowshoeing, snow, snow, snow.  The top of the peaks might still be frosty white, but most of the  ice crystals have melted to reveal verdant valleys and…

The Best Paintings in Europe

The Best Paintings in Europe

“I don’t want to spend part of my holiday standing in front of a painting!” Having spent practically my entire college career studying art from the world’s great scholars, A little part of me died when my dinner partner uttered those words last week. Then…

Self Guided Walking Tour of Paris

Self Guided Walking Tour of Paris

What is there to say about Paris that hasn’t been said already? Still, there is always something more to explore: new things to do in Paris, new restaurants to enjoy and old neighborhoods to rediscover.  This self-guided walking tour of Paris will take you to…