Category Archives: Exploring France

Au plaisir de vous revoir, France

Lyon’s airport has a hotel conveniently and literally a few steps away from the gates. This is where we stayed on our last night in France. The rooms are soundproof and I never heard the planes – and the view … Continue reading

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A Smidge of French Alps

Meandering between Switzerland and France, we skirted the mountain lake wondering whether to call it Lake Léman or Lake Genéve. The plan was to visit Mont Saléve and take the cable cars up for the view and some hiking. It … Continue reading

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Less palace. More boulder.

We drove to Fontainebleau, but not for the famous royal palace. We did check it out since we were in the vicinity, but as you’ll see I’m not a fan. We walked the length and breadth and depth of the … Continue reading

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Monet’s House and Garden

Before leaving Normandy we stopped in Giverny, Claude Monet’s home for 43 years until his death in 1926. The home and gardens are open to the public, and I was very interested to see the place where one of my … Continue reading

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Mont Saint-Michel and the beaches of Normandy

Located on the coast between Brittany and Normandy Mont Saint Michel was the first site in France to be registered by UNESCO, so I thought it worthy of a visit on our final tour de France. Signs for the real … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Brittany

On the 4th of July, we reluctantly declared independence from our British hosts Maggie and Eric. We miss them already. Hopefully they’ll make the trip across the pond and visit us soon. (Trudy, too). We were treated to a grand … Continue reading

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Kids Turn Colors On Stage

Saturday we attended the kid’s end-of-year school performance. It was a musical called Le Pays Des Sons-Jeux composed by Phillippe Catalano. My best translation of this title is Country of the Sound Plays, which shed some light on what it … Continue reading

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