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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Bedroom of my HomeAway holiday rental apartment in Bordeaux France

The arrow on my discomfort meter didn't move up much in Paris. True, Parisienne women were exquisitely dressed and coiffed, but there were enough tourists around that I didn't feel too...

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In the latter half of the 15th century, events conspired to create a perfect storm in France. The Hundred Years War with England drew to a close and, in 1494, King...

Macarons in cafe in St.Malo France

Macarons. I first saw them in Paris, but it wasn't long before I realized these small round, garishly colored cookies were available in every French gift store, bakery and cafe. The...

Mont Saint Michel emerges from the mists in Normandy France

I never know what is going to ignite my travel curiosity. It can be an article in a magazine, a documentary, or a discussion with a friend. In the case of...

My guide from the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Rosine Champion, leaned against a low seawall and held up photos of the giant rolls of barbed wire and semi-submerged iron hedgehogs that...

Entrance to Versailles Palace shines golden in the early morning sun

Versailles Palace, located in the western suburbs of Paris, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in France. Normally, I’m not a fan of such iconic tourism sites, as they’re...

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