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Gites et chambres d’hotes – Normandy

 Reader Recommendation JM Gites et chambres d’hotes+33 233 71 00978 La haute AddevilleSt Côme du Mont56500 Franceemail    blazingsky@neuf.fr We stayed at a great place in Normandy ran by Richard and Caroline. Richard is English and Caroline is French. It is about 12 Kilometers from Utah Beach. We found it to be a great location […]

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Pierrefonds and Compiegne, France

If you’re looking for something simple to do on the way home from a Paris trip, consider driving through Pierrefonds and Compiegne.  The drive itself is beautiful and both towns offer beauty and history as well. To Pierrefonds,  you’ll take the A2, then exit and drive through the Foret de Compiegne towards Pierrefonds. The Foret […]

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Alsace Overview – France

Appeared in the Tri-Border Reporter. Printed here with the author’s permission. :) Me! (more restaurant addresses/details will be added as I unpack and find all my receipts!)Just four hours from theTri-Border area, nestled between the Rhine and the Vosgues mountains, lies the Alsace, a tiny French region rich with history, beauty, culture, food, and storks. […]

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Bergheim: Alsace, France – RESTAURANTS

Local food in the Alsace: Meats with saurkraut, chicken with spaetzle, salad with warm brie, tarte flambee. A tarte flambee is a large crispy tortilla-like thing covered in various things like a pizza – but not thick. So a thin spread of cheese and may be a little ham or chopped veggies. They are light […]

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Bergheim, Alsace, France – LODGING

Bergheim is a small walled town just 30 minutes south of Strasbourgh right in the heart of the Alsace region near the popular tourist towns of Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr. Though this town is absolutely beautiful, it is not inundated with souvenir shops and floods of restaurants, so it is not packed with tourists. It’s small […]

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Lucerne, St. Tropez, Monaco, Milan

Trip Report and photos by Bobbie Banda In June 2008, we loaded up the mini van and headed off on a road trip with two of our kids, a 19 and a 5-year old. We started in Gangelt and headed for the Cote d’Azur! We spent the night near Spangdahlem Air Base, so we could […]

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Travel Tips…

Here’s a great article that came out a while ago… especially useful now when the dollar isn’t as friendly… http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/08/05/travel/05practical.html?em&ex=1186977600&en=be9485605668bf4f&ei=5087%0A This Bed and Breakfast near Paris has been recommended to us, but I haven’t stayed there due to its distance from the city itself. They do; however have a blog that can be interesting at […]

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Sedan, France – Chateau Fort

Hotellerie Le Château Fort – SedanHôtel Le Château Fort Porte des Princes; 08200 SEDAN Tel. 33 (0) 3 24 26 11 00E-mail: contact@hotelfp-sedan.comWeb: http://www.hotelfp-sedan.com/index-gb.htmhttp://www.chateau-fort-sedan.federal-hotel.com By air: One hour from the Luxembourg airportBy car: 4 hours from the Geilenkirchen area The Drive: About 4 hours by car through Belgium and into the Ardennes region of France […]

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Paris: The Market at Rue Mouffetard +

Local Market – Rue de la Glaciere: A small local market with all the essentials. Quaint, but only if you’re staying there. It’s not enough to make a special trip for if you are staying away from this area. If you stay at the apartment at Rue de la Glaciere these are some of the […]

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Paris Basics (Getting there, transportation)

Paris, the most visited city in the world, just happens to be about 4 hours away from us by car, so, whether you’re spending a quick weekend or an entire week, there’s no reason not to go at least once. I’ve learned, to my dismay, that if a place is touristy, that it’s touristy for […]

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