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  • Underwater roadFine weather and a plan to check out the famous underwater road that connects Nourmoutier to the mainland. This underwater road is only passable over the low tide and was built in 1701. Over the high tide this 4.5km road Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jun 24, 2016
  • Heading southTime to catch up some lost time, so we headed out South towards Spain and Portugal. After a long uneventful drive we ended up in a small village where we found a campsite with swimming pool and wifi. The afternoon Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jun 25, 2016
  • Our first swimTime to head out of France towards Spain. Corinne is now tired of driving so I am given the driving duties. Instant panic.....drive right pass left, narrow road, wrong side of the car, recipe for a stuff up. The first Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jun 26, 2016
  • French beaches.After a long drive of around 600kms, which is a very long drive by European standards, we finally made it to the French Coast and booked into a very nice campsite at Veules-les-roses. Being our first camping since we left Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jun 13, 2016
  • Walking and cyclingWe awoke to the sound of birds....lots of them.....very noisy birds. The weather in Europe over spring is very predictable, coolish, wettish with occasional sunshine. When the sun comes out it's hot but the moment it goes behind a cloud Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jun 14, 2016
  • BREAKDOWN!!!!!!!!!This morning our plan was to drive down the French coast to the town of Bayeux. Apparently there is some famous art work that needs to be seen here. On the way we crossed the River Seine at Le Havre Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jun 15, 2016
  • Making a planAll I can say about today is that Corinne's French is awesome. After searching for an early morning toilet which we found in a back street coffee shop come bar, we held a "conversation" with the garage owner who eventually Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jun 16, 2016
  • Stuck in CaenSo here we are holed up in a small self catering room with only our bikes for transport. Meanwhile our bus is sitting at the VW garage awaiting spares for what I expect to be a very expensive exercise. During Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jun 17, 2016
  • Cycling to the beachAfter a good nights sleep, some ice and drugs for the knee, we set off for the town of Oistreham on the coast. The Normandie coastline is of course the coast where the Allied invasion took place during the 2nd Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jun 18, 2016
  • Recovery daySeeing as the bus Is still broken and that my knee is also broken I was told to stay in bed and get better. So I spent the day with ice and anti-inflammatories whilst Corinne went by bicycle up to Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jun 19, 2016
  • Day 31. Winkel to London day 2. The second leg of Winkel to London was much the same as the first only shorter. Our route took us along the freeways via Reims, St. Quentin and on to Calais after which we headed South for a few kilometers Posted by Pelican travels in Switzerland in our Tortoise Van 2014 | Sep 17, 2014
  • Day 30. Second phase onto London So begins the second phase. Winkel Zurich to London. The trip to Calais which is where we plan to catch the ferry to England is roughly 800 kms and so decided to break it into two sections. Day 1 500 Posted by Pelican travels in Switzerland in our Tortoise Van 2014 | Sep 16, 2014
  • Busy day in ParisToday was jam-packed with site after site after site. We went approximately 7.9 miles today, some of which was climbing up and down stairs, which caused my legs to protest a lot after yesterdays climb of the Arc. Posted by christinewesten in Travel Blog | Nov 24, 2014
  • Tennis, Towers and Water LiliesThis morning was all about Matthew. He wanted to see Roland Garros stadium, which is where the French Open is held each year. I discovered there was a museum and stadium tour, so we had reserved spots on Posted by christinewesten in Travel Blog | Nov 25, 2014
  • FoodHere's a list of food I ate that I can remember: On the plane going: Pot Roast with salad and a lemon square for dinner and yogurt and lunchmeat for breakfast. Saturday: Breakfast - Pain au chocolat and fresh orange juice at Posted by christinewesten in Travel Blog | Nov 25, 2014
  • Wrapping it upFirst, if you want to view all of my photos from my trip, here's the link: [[https://paris112011272014.shutterfly.com/#%3aemid%3dsite_sitecreated%26cid%3dSHARE3SXXXX|https://paris112011272014.shutterfly.com/]] Paris is an amazing city full of history, c Posted by christinewesten in Travel Blog | Nov 27, 2014
  • Extra Pics and a Video [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/895136/large_855mmm-esca Posted by christinewesten in Travel Blog | Dec 6, 2014
  • Heading to Paris!In less than 24 hours, we traveled through 3 countries to arrive at our vacation destination of Paris! Our plane left O'Hare at 10 PM on Thursday night. We were at the airport in plenty of time, waited Posted by christinewesten in Travel Blog | Nov 20, 2014
  • Intro to ParisToday was a day of walking. I had found out about a free greeter program where you sign up and are assigned a greeter based on your interests. We thought this would be a great way to get Posted by christinewesten in Travel Blog | Nov 21, 2014
  • Versailles and Paris at NightToday was another day of walking, this time around the Chateau and grounds at Versailles. Our plan was to catch the 8:39 RER C train and get breakfast when we got to Versailles. Well, the ticket machine at Posted by christinewesten in Travel Blog | Nov 22, 2014
  • Art, Santa and the ArcThe Louvre is a big place! If you want to see some of it without huge crowds, try to get there early. That was our goal today, to arrive when the museum opened at 9. We started Posted by christinewesten in Travel Blog | Nov 23, 2014
  • Charles DeGaulle airportWhen viewing our blog, please DO NOT hit the Facebook "Like" button. We DO NOT WANT our blog posted on Facebook. Thank you. [img=https://en Posted by CrazyTravelers in Crazy Travelers | Mar 3, 2013
  • What if you can't speak French?[center][/center] A lot of folks tell me they are afraid to visit France because they don't speak French. I agree that it is very nice to speak French, but most Americans don't ha Posted by Beausoleil in Questions about France | Jun 12, 2017
  • Restaurants and Customs in France[center][/center] Restaurants in France are required to post their menus outside. The French cruise the menus. You can do Posted by Beausoleil in Questions about France | Jun 11, 2017
  • Learn the Paris Metro for easy transportation[center][/center] [b][float=left][img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/871205/P5022304__2_.jpg caption=Abbesses Metro Station i Posted by Beausoleil in Paris with Beausoleil | Jun 10, 2017
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