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Photos: Dijon

Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery

Dijon
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Dijon 11-13 Oct

Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 | Views [292]

It took us 6.5 hrs (by train) to head back north to Dijon (Burgundy region). My first impression of Dijon wasn’t good as I exited the train station. Construction left, right and centre. However as I got to the city centre (10 minutes walking distance ... Read more >


Photos: Nice

Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery

Nice
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Nice 9-10 Oct

Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 | Views [192]

About 2.5 hrs (by train) east of Aix is the coastal city of Nice. It’s a tacky city with its heavily made-up ‘historical’ buildings. Their ‘old’ city cannot compare to the towns of Sarlat nor Carcassonne. Its hub seems to be the many clusters of restaurants ... Read more >


Photos: Aix-en-Provence

Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery

Aix-en-Provence
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Aix-en-Provence 8 Oct

Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 | Views [205]

Just 1-hr by train southeast of Avignon is the town of Aix (pronounced ‘X’). It is another beautiful town with a maze of cobblestone alleyways lined with expensive stores and restaurants. Certain bars/restaurants justify the sky-high prices just because ... Read more >


Photos: Arles

Sunday, 17 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Arles
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Photos: Avignon

Sunday, 17 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Avignon
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Avignon, Arles 6-7 Oct

Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | Views [273]

From Carcassone, we headed east to Avignon (in Provence). It is a town but with the elegance of Paris. Tree lined streets compliment the many elegantly maintained architectures and upmarket stores. The main attractions are the Papal Palace and Pont ... Read more >


Photos: Carcasonne

Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Carcasonne
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Carcassone (Old City) 4-5 Oct

Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | Views [251]

From Bordeaux, we headed south east to the town of Carcassone. A fortified medieval town dating back to 5 th century BC. The city is surrounded by walls, which once protected a castle, church and its many inhabitants. (There are approx 115 people still ... Read more >


Photos: Bordeaux, Sarlat-La-Caneda

Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Bordeaux and Sarlat-La-Caneda
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Bordeaux, Sarlat-La-Caneda 2-3 Oct

Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | Views [1110]

We again headed southwest and took the train to Bordeaux (one of the world’s best wine regions). The city itself was unimpressive, a Paris wannabe but lacking the maintenance and care. It was a pity, the architecture of the buildings were actually lovely ... Read more >


Photos: Chateaux (Loire Region)

Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Chambord and Chenonceau Chateaux
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Photos: Amboise (Loire Region)

Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Amboise
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Photos: Tours (Loire Region)

Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Tours - Old City
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Tours, Amboise, Blois, Chateaux/Castles 30-Sep to 1-Oct

Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | Views [891]

After Paris we headed southwest towards the region of the Loire Valley, about 1.5hrs by TGV (fast) train (…this is the 1 st of many train trips using my 2-month Eurail pass) and based ourselves in the city of Tours. The city was the launching pad for ... Read more >


Photos: Paris

Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Paris
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Paris 23-29 Sep 2010

Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010 | Views [237]

Arrived in Paris 23rd Sept from Sydney via Bangkok and London.  I thought I was fine, but eventually reached the apartment with a migraine, heavy & tired body and soon ended up with food poisoning.  After dropping off our backpacks at the apartment, ... Read more >


Photos: Paris Apartment Surrounds - St Denis

Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

Paris
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