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Day Trip To Beaune And Rochepot

We started out the day with a trip to Beaune, hoping to get a taste of what Arnaud claims is the “best croissant in the world”. But when we got there the bakery was nowhere to be found. 😦 We didn’t have to fret though! A lot was still in store for us. We entered… Continue reading Day Trip To Beaune And Rochepot

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A Little Hike at Combe Lavaux

Arnaud and I had a spot for a little hike in our holiday schedule so we went to the Réserve Naturelle de la Combe Lavaux. This reserve holds several hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty so if you’re not a serious hiker you don’t have to worry at all. We even saw a family… Continue reading A Little Hike at Combe Lavaux

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Back to Medieval Times in Guedelon

Have you ever wondered how it’s like to build a castle in olden days? Wonder no more as you can witness how that’s done in Guedelon. If you find yourself in North Burgundy, you should spend some time in this unfinished castle to see the ancient construction methods and tools craftsmen and builders employ. Guedelon… Continue reading Back to Medieval Times in Guedelon

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Paris (Aug. 14 and 15)

Our Paris adventure continues with a trip to Basilique du Sacre Coeur, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. If you’ve seen Amelie, you’ll know that one of the important scenes in the movie was filmed in this place. There was a throng of tourists visiting the basilica on this hot sunny day. You can’t… Continue reading Paris (Aug. 14 and 15)

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Paris (August 12-13)

After a couple of quite eventful flights I and Arnaud found ourselves in Paris on a Sunday morning. The first time I had been there was eight years back and for Arnaud, it was the beginning of a homecoming after four years away.   When we went out to shop for groceries and lunch we… Continue reading Paris (August 12-13)

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Eze Village (With An Unplanned Detour In Monaco)

I took the wrong train so I ended up at Monaco. Walked around a little bit, waited ages for the bus, stopped off at Eze station and then waited a loooong time again for the bus, finally arriving 2 hours later than planned. Èze is a small medieval village not far from Nice, known for… Continue reading Eze Village (With An Unplanned Detour In Monaco)

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A Nice Holiday

Day 1: Place Garibaldi for a glass (or two) of the local rose, amused by Pierre la fou (who seemed to be a regular guy who goes about his business lounging on the pavement in one of the small streets with bars – forgot to take a photo), a walk along Promenade des Anglais at… Continue reading A Nice Holiday