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Travel Stories from France by an Australian and French expat
Travel Stories from France by an Australian and French expat

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[mapsmarker layer=”25″] Italy is full of churches. There are little ones, big ones and in-between ones. There are chiesas, duomos, basilicas and cattedrales. They are everywhere. You are sure to pass one, if not more, every day. So, dress appropriately,…

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[mapsmarker layer=”25″] Rarely do I write about the accommodation we enjoyed/endured during our trips unless it is exceptional. However, on our most recent visit, we found some truly excellent accommodation. One such place was Hotel Liliana, and it isn’t…

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[mapsmarker marker=”95″] La Collégiale Notre-Dame de Beaune, located in the heart of the old town, is one of the great Romanesque churches of Burgundy. It is only a few minutes walk from La Musée de l’Hôtel-Dieu, Beaune’s other main tourist attraction.…

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[mapsmarker marker=”93″] Paris is a city of surprises. Like all surprises, they present when you least expect them. They respect neither place nor time. Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois was one such experience hard to forget. As we often do, Ruth and I were…

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[mapsmarker marker=”83″] Abbaye de Lérins is a Cistercian monastery on the island of Saint-Honorat, just off the coast of Cannes on the French Riviera, with an active monastic community. Île Saint-Honorat exhibits none of the luxury and glamour of the…

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[mapsmarker layer=”21″] The famous resorts of Nice, Cannes and Monaco may be considered the jewels of the French Riviera. But a few kilometres inland, the quaint medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence comfortably competes for the top spot and the tourist…

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[mapsmarker layer=”21″] Usually when I enter a French chapel I expect to see a religious scene of Medieval, Gothic or Renaissance influence; not so La Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs in the village of Saint-Paul de Vence. No depressing colours, garish…

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[mapsmarker layer=”21″] Occasionally in our travels, an event occurs that becomes the highlight of the trip and stays engraved in our memories for years to come. Meeting Michel Boulet and his son, Terry, was one such occasion. Ruth and I happened upon…

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[mapsmarker layer=”20″] Over the years, the Château de Chantilly has spawned several well-known cultural icons, such as Chantilly Crème, Chantilly Lace, and Chantilly Porcelain. Of these three, only the ubiquitous cream continues to be produced today.…

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[mapsmarker layer=”11″] You probably won’t have too much time left after visiting the Château de Versailles, but if you do, then the Cathédrale Saint-Louis de Versailles is well worth a visit. Situated in the old part of Versailles, it is only a ten…
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