Wednesday, February 1, 2017

NEW Chambery, France EGuidebook: Gem of the French Alps

New Chambery, France Eguidebook: Chambery - the Gem of the French Alps

Written by me, this is the only Chambery Guidebook in English in existence (that I'm aware of). You can buy it for only $2.99 here:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/693671


Chambery is in the middle of the French Alps and is the capital of Savoie (Savoy for you English speakers). It's a pretty town, although admittedly, a little too quiet and boring for my taste after 26 years of living in Los Angeles. But it is a lovely city with lots of charm and history. For instance, it was the home of the Shroud of Turin for many years. I bet you didn't know that!

Here are some photos of this pretty town. By the way, the ceiling of this church is actually Trompe L'oeil painting. It looks like the real thing but it isn't. Chambery is the home of the largest collection of Trompe L'oeil painting in Europe. You can find it all over the streets too. A little know fact about Chambery is that it held the Shroud of Turin for 70 years during its history. Read about it in my ebook.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2017 Tour Schedule - Best of French Alps and Provence OR French Alps Tours

Time to start planning your Summer vacation. You can't beat Provence or the French Alps! Affordable, Michelin Star cuisine, small group.


Our 2017 Tour Schedule:

Our newest and most popular tour is the 'Best of Provence and the French Alps Tour.' See two of the most beautiful regions of France in one tour. From majestic mountains to crystal clear lakes, you will come to love the breathtaking alpine views. The colors of Provence with its lavender fields, blue shutters and red ochre hills will enchant you. The cuisine is excellent too, as experienced by our cheese and wine tastings and dinner at a Michelin Star restaurant. The history will seduce you with the regions’ Architecture and Art, Old Towns, Roman Ruins, and Medieval hilltop villages. If that wasn’t enough, see pastures filled with colorful flowers while listening to the sounds of Alps cow bells, or fields of green by a famous Abbey.

June 10 - 17, 2017                                                    


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Our 'French Alps Tours' is a favorite for photographers and lovers of beauty. Wander the medieval town of Annecy, nicknamed the Venice of the French Alps, and take a boat ride on its crystal blue lake. Are you a foodie? Taste chocolates, cheeses, wines, local liquors, and hazelnut oils at local tasting events and regional producers. Eat the local specialties of the region prepared by your private Chef at the Chalet Lodge, and cooked by the award-winning Chef at your French Chateau, with a final dinner at a Michelin Star restaurant.  Impressed by stunning views? See the world from a 12,600 foot mountain or from Europe's second steepest funicular.

Are you the adventurous type? Schedule a paragliding jump with your instructor off an Alps mountain.  Love history or architecture?  Then satisfy your curiosity at Lyon's Old Town, French Resistance Museum, or Yvoire's medieval streets, or just enjoy watching the paragliders and sunset at an outdoor aperitif on the top of a mountain overlooking Annecy's lake. 

September 16 - 23, 2017                                                  


See the details on our Website: www.frenchalpsandprovencetours.com
 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Friday, December 30, 2016

Hautefort Castle/Chateau in Dordogne, France - Part 1

The famous and fabulous Hautefort Castle.

Happy New Year!