Category Archives: France

2016 – Another Year Gets Wrapped Up!

December 2016 ~ At home in Southern California Whew, I feel like I am sliding into home plate after a ninth inning Grand Slam. Our year was once again filled to the brim with exciting travel and memorable moments. We managed … Continue reading

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Strasbourg ~ Ramped up Security and Blockaded Bridges

July 30th ~ Strasbourg, France Strasbourg is situated on the eastern border of France with Germany and is the official seat of the European Parliament. They are the second largest port on the Rhine River after Duisburg, Germany as well as a hub … Continue reading

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Colmar ~ Straddling Germany and France with its own Little Venice

July 29th ~ Colmar, France Departing from Basel, and leaving Switzerland behind, our ship next docked in Breisach, Germany but our tour was to Colmar, France. I think that amounted to three countries in less than 24 hours. 

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France ~ Searching for a lavender field in bloom

Sunday, August 2nd ~ Lavender fields near Avignon One of my biggest wishes for this trip to southern France was to see the lavender fields in bloom. I was so excited when I saw in our tour literature that our … Continue reading

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France ~ Avignon Bridge, aka Pont Saint-Bénézet, aka Pont d’Avignon

Sunday, August 2nd ~ Avignon, France (part 1) Sadly our amazing Uniworld river cruise has come to an end. After enjoying our final delicious breakfast on board, we took a pre-arranged taxi the short distance to a local hotel located … Continue reading

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France ~ Tarascon and Arles for more Van Gogh

Saturday, August 1st ~ Tarascon and Arles, France The ship is docked on the Rhone river in Tarascon, France. Our morning started out with a bus trip to Arles where we filled in a few more details from the life … Continue reading

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Avignon, France ~ Did you know there once were THREE Popes all at the same time?

Friday, July 31st ~ Avignon, France I have really been enjoying our daily walking tours. Normally they run from 2.5 to 3.5 hours. Uniworld offers several options for their guests at most stops along the way. There is usually a … Continue reading

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France ~ Viviers, the organ concert that wasn’t, a delightful surprise and a relaxing facial

Thursday, July 30th ~ Viviers and cruising toward Avignon The well written Uniworld brochure describes Viviers as: “an enchanting village where time seems to have stopped centuries ago.  Viviers has a long and storied history that goes back more than … Continue reading

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France ~ A tale of two cities

Wednesday, July 29th ~ Tournon and Tain L’Hermitage Two cities facing each other, claiming opposite sides of the Rhone River. In the heart of the Côtes du Rhône, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain L’Hermitage are an ideal destination for connoisseurs of … Continue reading

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France ~ Illumination night tour of Lyon”

Tuesday night July 28th ~ Lyon at night From 9:00 to 10:45 pm, we had an exclusive Uniworld night excursion to revel in the lights of Lyon. With one covered bus and two open air busses, we chose the top … Continue reading

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