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FRANCE 2019: #aMonthLater

Just realized it’s been a month today since we left on our summer trip to France… will start posting itineraries every day… #aMonthLater… here’s the home-made itinerary🙂 It feels like a long month when you are traveling, discovering new places, … Continue reading

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21. AMBOISE: La Loire à vélo

No-picture-day… an all-biking-day… almost The Royal Way… through the lovely forest of Amboise… past vineyards… Dierre… to BlĂ©rĂ©… grab lunch at L’Épi de blĂ©… RĂ©… picnic on the plage… on the Valley of the Cher… to Chenonceau… Back to Amboise… … Continue reading

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20. VAL-DE-LOIRE: Tintin & Gardens

To bike or not to bike… rain late morning… change of plans for a Tintin day… best day for kids, we hear 🙂 … a Garden Festival… wish we had more time for the gardens… they have a special story … Continue reading

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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… pĂątĂ©… … 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 marchĂ© 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 ChĂąteau-MusĂ©e de Saumur… to the enchantments of the Azay-le-Rideau… closing the castle triangle with the Renaissance gardens of Villandry… aprĂšs-chateaux in Saumur… lively place… no reservation, … Continue reading

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16. RENNES: Museum of Brittany

Driving day… from Bretagne to Val de Loire… with a book detour… in Becherel… playful gifts… Quels sont ces chateaux… D’ou viennent ces fromages… delicious desserts for the sweets collection… a cool exhibit on a hot day… Peuples du Froid… … 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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14. Cancale & Mont-Saint-Michel

Slow start in Cancale… beautiful promenade… soothing sea… lovely lunch at Le Bout du Quai… oysters… seafood… sweets… views… love at first sight & bite 🙂 Afternoon trip to Mont Saint-Michel… one hour drive back in Normandy… huge but very … Continue reading

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13. NORMANDY: Bayeux & D-Day

Sunrise on the roofs of Honfleur… birds flying before the rain… croissant smelling… lovely breakfast in Honfleur… a brisk walk to the public parking… to beat the expected rain… and enjoy the cool of the morning… if only we could … Continue reading

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