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5 Fun and Surprising Outdoor Activities in Paris

5 Fun and Surprising Outdoor Activities in Paris

Beach It In Paris – yes, Paris! Each July and August since 2002, Paris creates its own beaches right along the banks of the River Seine (by the Pont Neuf, Notre-Dame and Pont au Change).  Industrious crews bring in over 3,000 tons of sand to create an urban beach right along the city’s beloved Seine […]

July 17, 2009 | By | Reply More
Free Sightseeing Tours in Europe's Favorite Cities

Free Sightseeing Tours in Europe's Favorite Cities

Sandeman’s New Europe offers a new concept in sightseeing – free walking tours in Europe’s major tourism cities – London, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, Madrid, etc.  Their philosophy is that great tours should be offered to everyone and you should pay what you can afford – voila, tip based touring.  You can bet the guides are […]

June 25, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Picasso's 17th Century Chateau Opens To The Public

Picasso's 17th Century Chateau Opens To The Public

There are few spots outside of Paris that attract more visitors than the Monet gardens at Giverny.  Now an equally famous painter’s home is opening to the public – Picasso’s storied Chateau de Vauvenargues just outside of Aix-en-Provence in the South of France.  The home has been closed for the 35 years since Picasso’s death, […]

May 7, 2009 | By | Reply More
World’s Best Chocolate Vacations!

World’s Best Chocolate Vacations!

For everyone who loves chocolate as much as I do, it’s time to plan a vacation swirling with chocolate tours and adventures. Nothing matches the euphoric lift after munching on a creamy chocolate delight. Here are eight destinations for immersing yourself in chocolate ecstasy on your next vacation.

January 22, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Ten Simple French Travel Phrases

Ten Simple French Travel Phrases

If you’re headed off to France this year and are a bit nervous about communicating, fear not. Just watch this terrific video clip we found on GeoBeats.com entitled “Top Local Phrases”. The adorable host, Sabine Cormy, will introduce you to all the important phrases in a non-threatening David Letterman style countdown. Sabine annunciates each phrase […]

May 19, 2008 | By | Reply More
3 Rejuvenated Paris Sites – Don't Miss Them

3 Rejuvenated Paris Sites – Don't Miss Them

Quick, name three essential images of Paris. How about these – 1) the stoic soaring angles of the Eiffel Tower, 2) the vibrant multi hued paintings of Claude Monet, 3) the voluptuous gilt accouterments of grand reception halls at the Palace of Versailles. Three of Paris’ most treasured venues that have all recently undergone a […]

March 6, 2008 | By | Reply More
Don't Miss Dramatic New Normandy Visitor's Center

Don't Miss Dramatic New Normandy Visitor's Center

The next time you’re headed to England or France, make it a point to set aside a day to visit the new Normandy American Military Cemetery Visitor’s Center. There is no charge to visit this $30 million dollar Visitor’s Center which opened in June 2007. The impressive grounds and exhibits include artifacts, films, photographs and […]

January 11, 2008 | By | Reply More
Best Online Guides For Paris

Best Online Guides For Paris

Paris is exciting on every level of your soul! Once visited, it will occupy a special place in your imagination. I picture myself lazing at Le Cafe Marley, sipping a glass of wine, nibbling from a plate of cheeses, watching the menagerie of tourists reveling in the vision that is The Louvre. There is so […]

November 17, 2007 | By | Reply More
The Ultimate Meditarranean Fantasy Cruise

The Ultimate Meditarranean Fantasy Cruise

When you read the words€¦St. Tropez, Cannes, Monte Carlo, €¦.what comes to mind? String bikinis, Grand Prix Formula One racing, mega luxury yachts, the Cannes Film Festival, Sean Connery at the baccarat table, living life like the rich and famous? WELL your ship has come in (so to speak). On May 18, 2008, the luxury […]

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