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Limoges is so Much More than Porcelain

Limoges is known for its lovely porcelain but it also has an amazing old town with half-timbered buildings and cobbled streets that ...

Saint Savin Abby Valley of the Frescoes

Valley of the Frescoes- Bucolic Villages of Amazing Frescoes

The Valley of the Frescoes extends from Saint-Savin to Saulgé. There are five stops on this route:  Abbey of Saint-Savin, Antigny, ...

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Montmorillon Has it All: Books, Macarons, Photographic Vistas

I first discovered Montmorillon when searching for book events in France. Montmorillon carries the moniker the “city of books and ...

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Parc des Buttes Chaumont Is My Favorite Park in Paris

The Parc des Buttes Chaumont is my favorite, at least for now, park in Paris. It is both similar and dissimilar to Parc Montsouris which is another favorite park of mine. Buttes Chaumont is in the north of Paris (19th arrondissement) whereas Montsouris is in the south of Paris (14th arrondissement). ...

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Pont Bir-Hakeim is one of Paris’ Newer Bridges and Lovely to Behold

Pont Bir-Hakeim is definitely not one of Paris’ older bridges but if you want an elevated view of the Eiffel Tower, then your trajectory will take you right across it!. I boarded the Metro Line 6 at Montparnasse traveling in the direction of the Passy Metro stop. I was so taken with the views that I ...

bourgueil abbey

Bourgueil Abbey of Saint-Pierre Includes a Remarkable Collection of Artifacts

The Bourgueil Abbey, officially known as Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Bourgueil-en-Vallée, was founded in 990. The Comtesse de Poitiers (Countess of Poitiers) Emma of Blois founded it as a Benedictine Abbey. A bit of her history can be found in this article . We visited Bourgueil for the first time in ...

human zoo

Human Zoo- A Haunting Past in Paris’ Bois de Vincennes

The disturbing idea of a human zoo really changed my viewpoint of this forgotten garden of the Colonial Exposition. The epitome of racism, the garden hides its sordid history in the corner of the Bois de Vincennes. This place of public exhibition promoted French colonialism. Le jardin d’agronomie ...