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November 19, 2018

France: Versailles


The Palace of Versailles viewed from the gardens.

Guidebooks will tell you Palace of Versailles is one of Paris’s must see sights. It’s no wonder why: Versailles is over-the-top impressive. It is expansive, grand, and ornate. (more…)

February 5, 2015

France: Tunnel de Chalifert


Inside the Tunnel de Chalifert

Inside the Tunnel de Chalifert

Traveling on our barge Wanderlust, we get to see a few places that tourists rarely see. One of these is the Tunnel de Chalifert is very near Disneyland Paris. (more…)

December 28, 2013

France: Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou

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Aménagement de l'antichambre des appartements privés du palais de l'Elysée pour le Président Georges Pompidou, 1974

Aménagement de l’antichambre des appartements privés du palais de l’Elysée pour le Président Georges Pompidou, 1974

Though I’ve seen the outside of the Centre Georges Pompidou several times, I only recently looked inside.  It’s worth a visit.  Visiting modern art museums is thought (more…)

December 25, 2013

France: Paris, Arc de Triomphe

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In Paris all roads lead to the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile.  At least that’s what it seems like from the top of the monument.  And it looks that way on the map too.  Twelve roads (more…)

December 20, 2013

France: Paris, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie


La Géode theater at Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

La Géode theater at Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

I’ll be brutally honest.  Though Paris’ Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is by far the most visited tech museum in the world, it is not the best.  The science museum’s (more…)

December 19, 2013

Paris: Montmarte and Sacré-Cœur

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Sacré-Cœur Basilica

Sacré-Cœur Basilica

Staying at the base of Montmarte it was abundantly apparent that we were in the midst of prime Parisian tourist territory.  Each day crowds of visitors climb the hill to inspect (more…)

December 11, 2013

France: Paris Metro

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DSC_0923-Edit-Edit-EditBeyond being an eminently practical mode of transport, the Paris Metro is also a legitimate tourist attraction.  The inside of the stations is interesting.  But without doubt (more…)

November 2, 2013

France: Paris, Pont de Bir-Hakeim


Pont de Bir-Hakeim

Pont de Bir-Hakeim

The Passy and Bir-Hakeim stops on the Paris Metro sit on opposite sides of the Seine just downstream from the Eiffel Tower.  Connecting the two is Pont de Bir-Hakeim, a (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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