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PICS – France

This is a collection of picture galleries from France, the result of trips to different parts of the country over many years. Not all...

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Corsica, an island in the sun

This summer we chose a destination where everybody, big and small, could have their wishes realised. The boys demanded beach and pool, so...

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VIDEO – France – Corsica – North Coast

A car ride from the east coast to the north western coast of Corsica. Corte, L’Île-Rousse and the Artisan Route in the mountains....

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VIDEO – France – Corsica – East Coast

A car ride down the east coast of Corsica, from Bastia to Porto Vecchio, Palombaggia Beach to Bonifacio in the very south. Audio:...

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VIDEO – France – Paris

“Banks of the Seine, Paris” is no. 600 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The video contains highlights of all the famous...

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The second of two days in Paris

My day 2 in Paris actually includes part of a day 3 as well. But who cares? The first half or more of the day I spent doing what the first...

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The first of two days in Paris

My first day in Paris was about revisiting almost all the familiar sights, but also spending some time at places I had not seen before....

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World Heritage #0601 – Reims

There are many Gothic churches in Europe on the Heritage List. This one in northern France is one. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes...

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VIDEO – France – Reims

“Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims” is no. 601 on UNESCO’s World Heritage...

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VIDEO – France – Champagne

A short video from the famous wine district of Champagne in France. Audio: Antonio Vivaldi’s Summer Concerto No 2 in G minor Opus 8...

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A day trip to Champagne

A day in Champagne Our hotel was situated almost an hour outside Paris, probably in an effort to keep costs at a minimum. Going to...

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Introduction to a surprise visit to Champagne and Paris

This trip came as a result of an offer I couldn’t refuse. It was free! One day I received a letter congratulating me with having won...

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Villages and towns of Provence

There are numerous villages and towns in Provence worthy a visit. A visitor has many opportunities and not all are very different. It all...

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Roman ruins and medieval fortresses in Provence

In the introduction to this article I mentioned the fact that the name of Provence is derived from the region’s status as a “province” in...

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Provence – What is it?

What is it with Provence? Foreigners having spent a year or more write books warning us of the difficulties visitors face. Yet we are...

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