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  • 10-17-18We had a wet but fun evening seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkle last night. We left the boat this morning and will fly out of Orly tomorrow morning for home. It has been a great 5 weeks and had many Posted by Mystic Explorer in Mystic Explorer | Oct 17, 2019
  • Cheese?? Yes Please!Early to rise and queue up for today’s excursion – the Catacombs. These underground tunnels are abandoned quarries from the 15th century and the Catacombs were created in the late 18th century. The first bones were transferred there Posted by moorsey88 in London ~ Paris ~ Barcelona | Oct 16, 2019
  • Paris first full Day6:45 am .... beep beep beep off goes the alarm... need to get up early to make out way to the Catacombs. Quite amazing the Catacombs. I mean bodies have been preserved and moved from varrious locales around Posted by JuiceQ88 in Europe Bound | Oct 16, 2019
  • The Da Vinci ConnectionLeonardo da Vinci may have been Italian but the French King Francois I was a big fan, and that's how the Mona Lisa ended up in the Palace of the Louvre and Leonardo's coffin ended up in the castle of Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 16, 2019
  • Travel Day to ParisTime to pack and get organized for our departure to Paris via Eurostar. After checking out of the hotel, we ordered an Uber which arrived in 2 minutes, to whisk us away to St. Pancras International Train Station which Posted by moorsey88 in London ~ Paris ~ Barcelona | Oct 15, 2019
  • Time to say fairwell and bonjour6:30 comes a bit early after being up late the night before.., Whatever I am on vacation. We were up early because we needed to get packed and head off via Uber to grab a EuroStar train to Paris, France. Posted by JuiceQ88 in Europe Bound | Oct 15, 2019
  • 10-15-19 2nd postWalking tour of Les Andelys and Chateau Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.co Posted by Mystic Explorer in Mystic Explorer | Oct 15, 2019
  • More French Food and WineI feel like we should be getting up earlier based on our bedtime, but I think the sleep isn't as good since the mattresses are hard and pieces of the bed that were pushed together keep moving. Also, the bed Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Oct 11, 2019
  • Sea day #1We woke at 8.15am & it was still dark. We were due to meet Brian & Lynn for brekky @ 9am. Brian knocks on our door at 8.45 to say Lynn had rushed back to the medical centre for more Posted by Duffin travels in Mediterranean cruise 2019 | Oct 15, 2019
  • FranceThis morning we were woken by strange noises the ship was making but it was just the thrusters being used to dock in Le Havre. We got up at 6.20am and went for breakfast in Raffles Buffet. It was pitch Posted by Duffin travels in Mediterranean cruise 2019 | Oct 15, 2019
  • 10-15-19Took off this morning and are traveling. Beautiful cool day to walk on the track on top and see the changing scenery. Great roof top herb garden filling the air with lavender, rosemary and others. Makes walking much more enjoyable. [img=https://photos. Posted by Mystic Explorer in Mystic Explorer | Oct 15, 2019
  • 10-14-19Took bus tour to Normandy and surrounding area. The cruise line had a ceremony and laying of wreath by two veterans at the Memorial on the cemetery grounds. Also acknowledged all veteran's in the group and took a group photo Posted by Mystic Explorer in Mystic Explorer | Oct 15, 2019
  • The Gardens of Villandry The gardens of the Chateau de Villandry are a textbook example of the formal French gardens of the 16th century. The textbook, 'Traité du jardinage selon les Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 15, 2019
  • Fortuitously FranceFriday 13 September: Well, the plan was to head to San Sebastian, the Basque capital and tourist mecca. We tried, we honestly did. But no-one from Servas was interested (I’d imagine they’re exhausted by requests in Summer) and Posted by philandmc in Phil and MC's Iberian Adventure | Oct 14, 2019
  • 10-13-19 2nd postToday we traveled to Rouen France and toured the City that is known for the place where Joan of Arc was burned and now honored with a Cross at the site of her death and Statue in her honor. As with Posted by Mystic Explorer in Mystic Explorer | Oct 13, 2019
  • 10-13-19Spent yesterday afternoon at Monet's home/ Garden Beautiful day to see the colors. . [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/932443/large_e95b8790-edc9-11e9-960b-b5ccecd67e21.jpg Posted by Mystic Explorer in Mystic Explorer | Oct 13, 2019
  • Another Day, Another MarketIt's Sunday and today we are taking a break from the tour des châteaux, (actually we are not – we just thought you might like to see the other side of life on the banks of the Loire). Sundays are Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 13, 2019
  • Charming Chateau ChenonceauIf Chambord is the grandest chateau in the Loire Valley then Chateau de Chenonceau, which spans the River Cher, must surely be the prettiest... All of Fra Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 12, 2019
  • 10-12-19We boarded the boat 10-10-19 and spent afternoon/evening getting situated and relaxing. The next morning we took a bus to Paris for a drive thru tour of Paris. Stopped for lunch and a couple hours near Notre Dame to wander. Posted by Mystic Explorer in Mystic Explorer | Oct 12, 2019
  • French Wine is FabulousSo I was up in the middle of the night and I don't know why. Maybe I'm not used to the nature sounds. I can hear the wind blowing. There is something that sounds like a plastic bottle being thumped Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Oct 10, 2019
  • Cheese and more French foodWe woke up with no alarm. Yay! Vacation! After packing up, we made a quick grocery stop for breakfast at a Lidl. At the cash register, one of the people there apologized for the other workers, saying "Sorry. We only speak Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Oct 9, 2019
  • First Taste of French FoodWe arrived in Marseilles and made it quickly through the airport, getting a SIM on the way out. We got to the car rental place (Hertz/Dollar) and tried to get our car. We were 45 minutes earlier than what the Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Oct 8, 2019
  • A Chateau a DayThe Loire Valley to the west of Paris has long been the hunting ground for the French aristocracy so it is no surprise that they would want to have a little pied-à-terre somewhere in the woods from where they could Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 10, 2019
  • The magnificent Verdon Gorge Arriving at Groux Las Gains, we expected to see the Gorge du Verdon immediately. We parked with a dozen or so other vans in a car park by the Verdon River and took a promenade along the bank into the Posted by cjpolley in Adventure before Dementia | Oct 10, 2019
  • Pau to AuchAs in Australia (see other set of blogs!), we are finding the chosen mode of travel a nuisance! On previous trips to France we have stayed in a gite or similar for about a week at a time, exploring Posted by SteveJD in With Jet Set in Europe | Oct 9, 2019
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