Category Archives: France

From Paris to Bruges

Still can’t believe it’s time to move on from Paris.  The time seemed to go so fast.  We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to return. We’re taking the Thalys train to Belgium, so we’ll be leaving from Gare … Continue reading

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Our last day in Paris

Woke up to a beautiful sunny day.  Cleaned up and went down to breakfast.  It’s hard to believe that this is our last day in Paris. Since we still had time left on our tickets, we walked back to Notre … Continue reading

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Musée d’Orsay on Friday

Another beautiful day in Paris.  Sunny, but not overly warm and blue skies.  We had a good breakfast – like we have had every day – and then set out. So after Wednesday’s loss of patience at the Louvre, I … Continue reading

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Tourists in Paris to celebrate summer

With nothing on our agenda until dinner, we decided to be tourists for the day.  What a wonderful way to bring in the first day of summer.  We strolled down to Notre Dame and from there we caught the Hop-on / … Continue reading

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Delacroix and the Louvre

Today we get a little artsy.  We have tickets to see the Eugene Delacroix exhibition at the Louvre, plus admission to the Eugene Delacroix museum. We had a good breakfast and then headed over to the Delacroix museum.  It is … Continue reading

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Off we go to Paris

We really enjoyed Pontorson, but today we’ll be moving on to Paris.  Our train leaves at 9:14 am, so we needed to get up early to clean up, check out and walk over to the train station. While checking out, … Continue reading

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Enjoying the day in Pontorson

Since today was a strike day for the railroads in France, we took advantage of an extra quiet day to check out the town.  Pontorson is a lovely little town that typically is used by tourists who want to visit … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Mont Saint-Michel

Woke up feeling refreshed and excited, as today we are heading to Mont Saint-Michel.  I have seen pictures and read about the Mont for years and today the pictures turn to reality. Getting there from Pontorson is easy.  They have … Continue reading

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Moving on to Pontorson

Nantes was a great start to this trip.  We really enjoyed ourselves and only have good things to say and good memories. We woke up early, cleaned up, went down for breakfast and then prepared to check-out.  We have a … Continue reading

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Nantes – So Much To See

Our last day in Nantes and there are many places we want to visit, even if for just a brief visit.  We’re going to start with a good breakfast at the hotel before we leave.  They really have a decent … Continue reading

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Nantes – Our first day.

A good night’s sleep and a nice shower and we were ready for our first full day of exploring. Today’s plan was to explore the Isle of the Machines. So to really understand this area, you have to think science … Continue reading

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Nantes – our first evening

So after getting situated in the hotel and cleaned up, our first peek at Nantes came on the way to dinner. Our destination this evening would be a restaurant called “La Boudoir”. Our hotel is located in the pedestrian part … Continue reading

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We have arrived – Finally!

Bonjour everyone! It was a long couple days of travel but we are here in France.  And might I say, loving it. So we started our adventure with a little bit of drama back in Buffalo.  Checked in at the … Continue reading

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Just about ready to leave

Just three days until we are off and everything seems to be in order.  Emails with confirmations have been coming in from the hotels, and restaurant reservations are mostly made.  We are a little excited about finally getting a reservation … Continue reading

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Potential bump in the road

Planning complete.  Restaurant list looking good.  French rail strike – what? Just when we thought that everything was in place, the French rail union has called a strike or ‘La Grève’.  French unions are different from unions in other places … Continue reading

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