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DUBLIN: Somebody Feed Phil

“Sometimes you find people whose attitude about life is so wonderful, even if it seems crazy, you’d be crazy to forget about it.”

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SWEET ITINERARIES: Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory

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19. VAL-DE-LOIRE: Amboise

First things first… Sunday in Amboise is farmers market day… LE DIMANCHE À AMBOISE, C’EST MARCHÉ! Walking to the market… charming little streets… lovely Loire… most delicious strawberries with a hint of fraisier des bois… fromage de chevre… saucisses… pâté… … Continue reading

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18. VAL-DE-LOIRE: Saumur to Amboise

Another hot day in Loire Valley … to start in a troglodyte cave… the Saut-aux-Loups… mushroom cellars… too early for lunch… that’s what the next destination is for… Tours! We miss the marché artisanal in Tours… have lunch at Les … Continue reading

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17. VAL-DE-LOIRE: The Castle Triangle

On a hot day… hide in a castle… repeat three times… from the playful Château-Musée de Saumur… to the enchantments of the Azay-le-Rideau… closing the castle triangle with the Renaissance gardens of Villandry… après-chateaux in Saumur… lively place… no reservation, … Continue reading

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15. BRITTANY: Cancale & Saint-Malo

Today is the Cancale oyster day… we stop by the oyster farm… there is only a French tour in the afternoon… English in July… we try our luck in the town center… visit the Cancale Museum… learn about the scenic … Continue reading

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12. CAEN: Museum of Normandy

Time to explore around Honfleur… Pays d’Auge… with a short stop in Beauvron-en-Auge… on the Route du Cidre… tasting the Norman teurgoule and enjoying a picnic from a local bakery… continuing our day trip to Caen… to learn more about … Continue reading

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9. NORMANDY: Constellations

Today is the constellation day… the convoluted reason we are continuing our itinerary to Varengeville-sur-Mer… starting from Miro’s Constellations… surprised by the constellation of artists in Varengeville-sur-Mer… BRAQUE, MIRÓ, CALDER, NELSON… at the Musée des Beaux-Arts… under the spell of … Continue reading

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The day has come… to leave Paris… first we take a fast RER B to rent a car at the airport… then we start the new impressionist adventure… the first surprise pops up on the way to Giverny… a real … Continue reading

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