Bastille Day In Paris

A Short Story An Unexpected Bastille Day Opportunity We had been traveling through southern France for a week and intended to finish with a few days in Paris since that was where we would catch our flight home. When we planned this trip we hadn’t realized that July 14th was Bastille Day. When we learnedContinue reading “Bastille Day In Paris”

A Viking Rhône River Cruise

The Rhône With Viking River Cruises The Rhône region of France extends from Marseille, through historic Avignon, Arles, the Roman city of Vienne, Lyon, France’s culinary heart and west of the Beaujolais wine region and includes dozens of quaint Provençal villages along its banks. The Rhône River winds its way from Switzerland into France beginningContinue reading “A Viking Rhône River Cruise”

Visiting The Rhône Region Of France

The Rhône And The Heart Of France Recently we spent a little over a week visiting the Rhône region of France which extends from Marseille, through historic Avignon, Arles, the Roman city of Vienne, Lyon, France’s culinary heart and west of the Rhône in the Beaujolais wine region including visits to some quaint Provençal villages.Continue reading “Visiting The Rhône Region Of France”

Traveling Through Beaujolais

Spending a week along the Rhône in France. Traveling up the river from Marseille, through historic Avignon, Arles, the Roman city of Vienne and ending up in Lyon, France’s culinary heart. This trip included time visiting the Beaujolais wine region and a number of quaint Provençal villages. Located north of Lyon in eastern France, BeaujolaisContinue reading “Traveling Through Beaujolais”

Seeing Paris From The Seine

Cruising On The River Seine Cruising through Paris on the river is one of the most enchanting ways to experience this incredible city with its historic architecture, famous monuments and remarkable beauty.Most visitors to Paris want to add a cruise on the River Seine to their plans. Seeing this city from the river there isContinue reading “Seeing Paris From The Seine”

Little Pieces of Paris #1

Statue of Sainte-Geneviève by Landowski A Short Story Located just upstream from Notre-Dame there is a bridge made notable by a tall, elegant statue at its’ southern end. Examining a map, the bridge is identified as the Pont de la Tournelle and it is just another example of the shear number of remarkable sites inContinue reading “Little Pieces of Paris #1”

Port of Call Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer or just Villefranche is a picturesque town on the French Riviera featured on many cruise itineraries. The town itself is between Monte Carlo and Nice with Cannes only a little farther (19 miles) away. The quant waterfront is lined with cafes and restaurants and stretches from the marina, where the tenders tie up, aroundContinue reading “Port of Call Villefranche-sur-Mer”

Normandy: A Place for Reflection

Above: Cliff Tops at Pointe du Hoc The Beaches of Normandy, France We visited Normandy for a day as a stop on an eastbound trans-Atlantic cruise in the spring. If you find yourself on a similar cruise you will be offered a number of tours including Paris and Normandy. Our choice was partly based on aContinue reading “Normandy: A Place for Reflection”