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April 17, 2017

Corsica: Ajaccio

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Costa Pacifica, sister ship of the ill-fated Costa Concordia, moored in Ajaccio’s port.

The port town of Ajaccio on the west coast of Corsica is most famous as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. In France, Napoleon is a revered figure. He is remembered fondly for numerous reforms. Improvements in higher education, the tax code, the road and sewer systems, and the establishment of the Bank of France can all be traced to Napoleon’s rule. (more…)

November 20, 2013

France: Compiègne


A path through the trees in Compiègne France

A path through the trees in Compiègne France

Visits to a pair of grand châteaux bracketed our 2012 European excursion.  We recovered from our arrival jet lag with a stop an hour to the south of Paris at Fontainebleau.  On our (more…)

November 12, 2012

France: Fontainebleau


Inside the library at the Palace of Fontainebleau (HDR)

The commune of Fontainebleau is located on the outskirts of Paris France.  Fontainebleau has a pleasant urban middle with the typical old churches and a stylish covered market (more…)

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