Thursday, December 30, 2010

More photos from the Festival of Lights or Fete des Lumieres in Lyon, France

More photos from the Lyon Festival of Lights on December 10, 2010. You can see Lyon yourself on our Tours.

Happy New Year!




Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fete des Lumieres or Fesitival of Lights: Lyon, France

Merry Christmas and a very Happy Holiday Season to You and Yours!

As promised, here are photos of this year's Festival of Lights in Lyon, France. What a gorgeous festival to go to - put it on your list for your travels!

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winter in the French Alps

We're in the dead of winter surrounded by snow in the mountains around Chambery. Bernard loves to take hikes in the snow and here are some lovely photos taken on the hikes. We've had record snows in the past month so it's been almost impossible to hike in the mountains. When there's that much snow it can be dangerous. But alas, it is beautiful.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tours of the French Alps: Mont Blanc and Chamonix

Here's another day from our Tour of the French Alps (www.french-alps-tours.com). We spent the day enjoying the views from atop the Auguille du Midi Mountain top and strolling the streets of Chamonix.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tours of the French Alps - Col des Annes and Grand Bornand in the French Alps

As you might know, I lead Tours of the French Alps during the summertime (www.french-alps-tours.com). In September we had our first tour and one of our days was spent in the pastures and mountains of the Col des Annes and the village of Grand Bornand. We also visited a restored ancient chalet farm. Here are some photos of that day.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

More Beauty from Alsace, France

Here are more of my favorite sights of Alsace, France.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Strasbourg's Cathedral: Astronomical Clock and Organ

Photos of the Astrological Clock and the Organ in the Strasbourg Cathedral:

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Strasbourg in Alsace, France

Strasbourg is a magical city with canals, colorful timbered architecture and an astonishing Cathedral with an astronomical clock. While it's a rather big city, it still has a small town feel. This is a city I'll be back to visit. See for yourself.
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rosheim in Alsace, France

We stayed in a gite in Rosheim in Alsace, France when visiting the area. It was a charming little village about 30 minutes outside of Strasbourg. Surprisingly, we found the boulangerie (bakery) there celebrating its 400 year anniversary. It is the oldest boulangerie in France! See this enchanting town:
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle in Alsace, France

The Haut-Koenigsbourg Medieval Castle sits on the Wine Route outside of Strasbourg in Alsace, France. We made a stop to see it. It was very touristy and very difficult to find parking so expect a long walk to get to the castle, but it was still worth seeing.
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The pencil like attachment to this wall is a Medieval Toilet!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Alsace, France: One of the Most Beautiful Regions of France

Alsace is without a doubt one of the most beautiful regions of France. With its both Swiss and German architecture dating back from Medieval times, the flavor of the towns is quaint, colorful and festive. Flowers adorn the windows and the pastel colors of the buildings give them a cheerful, airy feel. See for yourself.
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