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  • Leaving FranceTotal # of Nights: 24 Total # of Stops: 6 - Paris, Beaune, Lyon, Sablet, Avignon, Carcassone Expenses for France: US$3,800 (about $160/day, so $10/day over our not-so-strict budget) -Food, Entertainment (Museums), and Local Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Aug 27, 2016
  • The last leg- back through FranceStopped on the river Ain for one night Then went to a spacious campsite in the countryside near Moulins. Enjoyed the super hot weather, walking in the countr Posted by philandleni in Our honeymoon | Aug 27, 2016
  • The Good DoctorThe other day, when walking, I came across a medical laboratory in town. Ah, now that's handy, I thought, as I need to get a regular monthly blood test. When mentioning what I had discovered on my walk that day Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Aug 27, 2016
  • Oh so Nice!After leaving Italy we headed into France to the city of Nice. While we were very excited to see the city which my aunty and cousin have raved about, we were also a little sad because we knew that this Posted by ScottGosling in Those Who Wander | Aug 26, 2016
  • More CarcassoneWe let ourselves sleep in until 8:30, and has a leisurely breakfast at home with Stephen's masterful pour over coffee. Well-rested and well-fed, we walked to the medieval city to explore a bit. We'd sort of seen already seen most Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Aug 26, 2016
  • Smelling GoodFrance has been in the midst of a canicule (heat wave), with record-breaking August heat. It's nothing like the summer of 2003, when almost 15,000 people died, but there are media warnings fairly often. I knew it was going to Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Aug 26, 2016
  • CarcassoneWe have changed location from Avignon to Carcassone by way of 2 trains. We had no difficulties with the logistics, and arrived in Carcassone around 11:30. We had a longish walk from the train station, which in a way helped Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Aug 25, 2016
  • A Potential Place for the Bénévole (Volunteer)The day began with a very warm walk, this time in a different direction than before. I wound my way through the various streets, taking careful note of the names not because I would be lost without them but because Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Aug 25, 2016
  • Pont du GardIf you like outdoor recreation and ever find yourself in Provence, you owe it to yourself to kayak on the Gardon River and float under the Pont Du Gard! Since we don't h Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Aug 24, 2016
  • Baking French-styleWhile Myriam cooked a magnificent ratatouille (adding ground beef to satisfy Marine's love of meat), I elected to walk to a local store. Although a medium size, Myriam warned me it didn't have much selection. However, it provided me with Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Aug 24, 2016
  • NîmesWe had a very rewarding day trip to Nîmes today! We had breakfast with the monolingual French-speaking grandmother (our host's mom), and despite our limited language abilities we were able to communicate our plans for the day and even have Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Aug 23, 2016
  • Papal Palace in AvignonWe snoozed through Sablet's clock tower, sounding the arrival of 7 o clock, then 7:30, and we finally got up at 8. Stephen prepared coffee, and we had our last country breakfast in the garden. Joelle prepared breakfast pastry cups Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Aug 23, 2016
  • Why is it Always about Food?!Given Sunday night's supper, I swore I wouldn't eat breakfast; however, when I saw the fresh croissant with chocolate just sitting there and Thierry indicating it was for me, well, .... Myriam showed me how to work the TV today. I Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Aug 23, 2016
  • Exploring LudresI awoke to church bells early in the morning and could not place where I was for some moments until I opened my eyes. Canada, Spain, or France? I think now that I am in France once again, I Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Aug 23, 2016
  • A Return to Raining RopesI had two 'reveilles' today as I arose at the difficult hour of 4:30 AM to say goodbye to Elza; I couldn't let her leave without a final thank you for the lessons. As it turned out, I was the Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Aug 22, 2016
  • Gigondas and SabletAfter our rain delay on Saturday, we got moving early to sneak in a quick morning bike ride to nearby Gigondas before returning our bikes at 11. The town was quiet on a Sunday morning, and we had the road Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Aug 22, 2016
  • Day 1 & 2 - August 20th & 21st We are getting ready to head to the airport for our Air France flight from JFK to CDG! Our flight was great. Eisa fell asleep within 45 minutes of getting on the plane and woke up 1.5 hour Posted by nadia806 in Family Trip August 2016 | Aug 22, 2016
  • SabletI woke up in the early morning to the sound of rain, and went back to sleep with a mind preoccupied by what the rain meant for our day. GONG...GONG...GONG...GONG...GONG...GONG...GONG... Morning came and the sky was cloudy. We started to have breakfa Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Aug 20, 2016
  • Vaison-la-Romaine, Villedieu, Roaix, RasteauWe had another wonderful breakfast in the garden, while studying bike maps and choosing our course for the day. It was sunny with no wind, so we chose to do a more exposed ride that could be difficult on a Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Aug 20, 2016
  • MonacoCannes and Monaco. We all did a tour from Cannes...you can almost smell the money! We were driven along the coast and then up into the hills to a beautiful old town called Saint-Paul from around 12th Century. In Monaco Posted by YolandeElliott in Gav's and Yolande's Excellent Adventure | Aug 19, 2016
  • ChamonixStayed at camping 'les 2 glaciers' with a beautuful view of Mont Blanc. Visited Chamonix for a spot of shopping and coffee then took the venicular up to Montenevers to see the Ice Cave. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/843200/large_90_66B77F2E08B91 Posted by philandleni in Our honeymoon | Aug 19, 2016
  • Sablet and SeguretWe had a great breakfast at our table in the garden: orange juice, fresh grapes, homemade bread with homemade apricot/lemon verbena jam, a sweet breakfast quiche - all so good! Our host had set it out for us at 8:30 Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Aug 18, 2016
  • Travel Day to Sablet, ProvenceAfter a walk, an uber ride, 2 trains, a bus ride, and another walk, we made it! [im Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Aug 18, 2016
  • A Day of Leisure in LyonWe had consisdered taking a day trip to a lake in the Alps, but with the roundtrip taking 4-hours by train we decided instead to have a relaxing day in Lyon. Our apartment was in the university area of town, Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Aug 16, 2016
  • LyonToday is a public/Catholic holiday in France to observe the Assumption of Mary; therefore, in addition to many shops being closed for August vacations, even more were closed for the holiday! Nevertheless, we had a very full day exploring Lyon's Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Aug 16, 2016
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