Category Archives: Ambles

Chartres

Believe it or not, this is likely my last France post for this year. We’re now in New York (grandkid pictures to follow), having left France last Saturday. Flight over was no problem, except a little late, shuttle was waiting … Continue reading

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Saint-Pierre-Quiberon

As I pointed out in the Carnac post, we’re in the small town of Saint-Pierre-Quiberon. This is on the southeastern edge of Brittany, on Presqu’île Quiberon. Now, “presqu’île’ translates to “almost an island:” in English, a peninsula. So we have … Continue reading

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Carnac

We’re in Brittany, on the Presq’ile Quiberon to be exact, staying at friends Jamie and Hervé’s beautiful house in Saint-Pierre-Quiberon. It’s beautiful here and a very enjoyable place: lots of French vacationers, beautiful beaches on both sides of the peninsula, … Continue reading

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Moissac

Last week, when we stayed in Cahors, we took a day and drove to the small town of Moissac. Moissac is a nice town with one beautiful “must-see:” the cloisters of an old monastery. I’m finally getting around to posting … Continue reading

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An Amble West of Cahors

We found a suggested route to the small towns on the Tarn River west of Cahors, so off we went. I’ve mentioned that we like bridges; here’s an old suspension bridge across the Tarn River. See, nothing very special on … Continue reading

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An Amble Around Monpazier

Monpazier sits in the Lot River valley, a beautiful area. Most Americans visiting France keep themselves to the Paris area, or maybe Nice, on the Mediterranean coast. These are big cities, and so those tourists never see and enjoy rural … Continue reading

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Ramble #1, Part 2

After we left Bordeaux, we drove to the rather smallish town of Fronsac (population: 300). Fronsac is near the famous wine-growing region of St. Emilion, home of some of the finest (and highest priced) wines in the world. Here we … Continue reading

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Shakespeare & Co, Paris

My favorite book of this trip is “Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties” by Noël Riley Fitch. Sylvia Beach was, of course, the owner of that famous English bookstore in Paris, … Continue reading

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More Fancy Old Rooms

After Chateau Fontainebleau we continued our week with more fancy old rooms. We love looking at these insights into the life of the rich and famous from centuries ago – don’t know why, but we do. Last Stay in Paris … Continue reading

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Chateau de Fontainebleau

Today Laurie and I went to Chateau de Fontainebleau again. This is at least our third visit (and maybe the fourth) and we enjoy it more each time. The Best Audio Guide We’ve Encountered Today we rented the audio guide … Continue reading

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