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Paris - North - Ill de France

RODIN MUSEUM PARIS
Art For Lovers and Thinkers

Museum and Garden Mansion of France's most famous sculptor.

NOT ALL THE ART IN PARIS IS IN MUSEUMS
But most of it is at the Louvre

The Louvre Musee Art museum in Paris is home to 35,000 world art treasures, a magnet for families and art lovers alike.

COLLECTIONS OF THE LOUVRE
More detail about the Louvre Galleries.

PARIS PIT STOP ON THE CHAMPS ELYSÉES
L'Atelier Renault

Showplace and restaurant for France's top automaker on the famed shopping street of Paris.

PARIS ELEGANCE ON A 3-STAR BUDGET
Paris Hotel Richmond Opera

Hotel bargain convenient to Gare du Nord and Galleries Lafayette for romantic getaway or Paris strolls

AFRICAN-AMERICAN TOURS OF PARIS WITH
VOYAGEUR NOIR

Black cultural holidays in Paris with local African-French tour guides, discover Paris and initiate new friendships.

ACNE SCARS ON THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE
WWI - Battlefields of the Somme
A half-million died in the Battle of The Somme in WWI, the pock marks of artilley and trenches can still be found near Proziers.

CANNON BALLS AND BOULES BALLS
Valenciennes bears the scars of war but is a fascinating historic town on the France/Belgium border.

A PARIS SCAM
Common Europe Cons

PARIS HOTELS a l’OPERA
A selection of unique value hotels in Paris Center

HÔTEL NATIONAL DES INVALIDES PARIS
French Army Museum and Napoleon’s Tomb

THE PETIT PALAIS
Paris’ Beaux Art Museum - fewer crowds than the Louvre

D-DAY ANNIVERSARY PIN DEAL
Galeries Lafayette Offers Comemmorative Pin and Shopping Bag

BEST HOSTELS IN PARIS
See Paris on a Shoestring

EIFFEL TOWER - ONLINE TICKETING
Famous Landmark Gets Just a bit Faster

CATHEDRAL NOTRE DAME DE PARIS
Gothic Arches, Gargoyles and Quasimodo

MUSEUM OF NAPOLEON MILITARY HISTORY - FONTAINEBLEAU
Napoleonic Uniforms and Military Memorabilia

SEINE RIVER CRUISE TOURS OF PARIS
Bateaux or Bato - Paris Sights by Boat

ARC DE TRIOMPHE
Napoleons Monument to Victory and Folly

SACRE COEUR - MONTMARTRE
Bohemians and Martyrs

BRITAIN’S UNKOWN WARRIOR TOUR
WWI Battle Fields of Arrass

70TH ANNIVERSARY NORMANDY D-DAY TOURS
Guided Coach Tours 1944 Europe Liberation

NAPOLEON'S PALACE CHATEAU FONTAINEBLEAU
Napoleon and France’s Great Royal Palace

Burgundy Cote d'Or - Southern Burgundy

DIJON - BURGUNDY WINE, MUSTARD N' GARGOYLES
Historic capital of France's Ducal Bourgogne region for 1000 years, center for wine growing and fertile Cote d'Or

WINE TRAIL AND THE DUKES OF BURGUNDY
The Route des Grand Crus - Dijon, France
The wine road through France's Burgundy Cote d'Or from Dijon to Beaune stops first at the caves of The Chateau d'Marsannay

BEAUNE - WINE - HOTEL-DIEU AND THE BLACK MADONNA OF BURGUNDY
The Hotel-Dieu Hospices de Beaune and the Virgin Noire are centerpieces of this center of Burgundy's wine region.

A SAINT, A CHANTEUSE AND AN EMPEROR
Chatillon-Sur-Seine, Burgundy

A medieval Burgundy town tied to the miracles of St. Bernard, the Knights Templar, Napoleon and Kiki of Montparnass.

DIJON CENTRAL HOTELS
Hotel Bargains convenient to the Dijon Gare TGV rail station.

FONTENAY ABBEY
A beautifully intact medieval Abbey in France's Burgundy region

TOURNUS ROMANESQUE ABBEY
Wine and Architecture in Southern Burgundy

Tournus on the Soane River make the perfect stopover for South Burgundy Wine Country

ABBEY CLUNY
Benedictine Monastery Ruins in south Bugundy wine region once one of the most important religious seat in France.

CHÂTEAU DE FLEURVILLE
Hotel and Restaurant along Burgundy Wine Road

Former Count's farmhouse now elegant base for wine touring

BRANCION CASTLE
Medieval Chateau in South Burgundy

One of few remaining middle-ages castles in central wine region.

ROMANCE CASTLES OF BURGUNDY WINE REGION
Château de Châteauneuf-en-Auxois

12th-15th Century Chateau near Beaune in the Cote d'Or.

VELO MUSEUM SOUTHERN BURGUNDY
Unique museum of bicycles in South Burgundy Wine Region

CHÂTEAU DE CORMATIN
Grand Manor Spoils of Nobility

17th Century Chateau in Southern Burgundy Wine Region

CAVES OF AZÉ AND BLANOT
Cave Exploring and Pre-Historic Man in Burgundy

ROUTE DES CHATEAUX BURGUNDY
The Chateau Castles and Manors of Southern Burgundy

CHATEAU DE POMMARD
Historic Wine Tasting near Beaune Burgundy.

LESLIE CARON'S HOTEL RESTAURANT BURGUNDY
Auberge La Lucarne aux Chouettes Villenueve-sur-Yonne

CHATEAU OF SAINT-FARGEAU
Historic Castle and History Spectacle on the Yonne

Between Burgundy and Loire History Show and Joan of Arc

EGLISE ST VORLES - SAINT BERNARD MILK MIRACLE
Religious School and Ancient Cemetery

Champagne - Loire

TROYES - CORK IN THE CHAMPAGNE
History and Half-Timbered Gem of the Aube

Once France's most important Trade Town and gateway to the Route du Champagne

FROM LITTLE DRIPS MIGHTY RIVERS FLOW
Following the Seine from Burgundy to Champagne
The Seine starts in Bourgogne region as a small stream, passing through Chatillon-Sur-Seine

THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE
Château de Bussy-Rabutin

Romantic Burgundy region 16-17th Century Chateau of Louis XIV exiled author of tell-all court love expose Count de Bussy.

OVER THERE - AISNE-MARNE - BELLEAU WOOD
American WWI Military Cemetaries in France

A monument to America's sacrifice for Europe stands in the woods of France's Champagne region.

FAMILY FUN AND CHAMPAGNE
Nigloland Theme Park, Aube

Let the kids have as much as Mom and Pop sampling the bubbly in France's central wine gowing region.

HUGUES DE PAYNS MUSEUM
Knights Templar History in Champagne

CHATEAU LA MOTTE-TILLY
Chateau of "Dangerous Liasons" in Champagne

HENRY IV PAVILLON - NOGENT-SUR-SEINE
Half-wood House of King Henry IV Lias

PROVINS - MEDIEVAL CITY
Most impressive walled city in France with live performance shows.

ABBEY DE VAULUISANT
Cistercian Monastery & June Music Festival

Former monastery hosts a Music Festival near Sens and Troyes.

MAGNY-COURS RACE TRACK
Racing and Karting enthusist center in the Loire-Burgundy

Strasbourg - Alsace - Lorraine - Rhine

SWEET TOOTH ON THE RUN
OO-so Delicious Strasbourg

France's Strasbourg is a delight for travel on the France/German border.

FRANCE'S WHITE WINE ROAD OF KINGS
Route des Vins Alsace

The Alsace Wine Road has been noted since medieval times for its white wines of royal tables a wine touring delight.

CHATEAU HAUT-KOENIGSBOURG
King’s Fairy Tale Castle in Alsace Wine Region
Nestled on the France Alsace wine road this castle is one of the areas most popular Strasbourg area tourist sights

STRASBOURG GUTENBERG
The inventor of moveable type started in Strasbourg, but made his mark in Mainz

EVERYTHING'S FINE ON THE MAGINOT LINE
History’s Magnificent Blunder in Alsace

The folly of France's defensive system after WWI is still in evidence in France's Alcace regeion near Strasbourg.

WHITE WINE AND BEER SAUSAGE
The Wine Road of Northern Alsace

Wine, Culture and Romanesque architecture in the beautiful deep forest valleys on France's side of the Rhine

MOLSHEIM AND MUTZIG
First stops on Alsace Wine Route & Bugatti History

KAISER WILHELM II FORT DE MUTZIG
Largest WWI mechanized artillery fortress in Alsace.

HOTEL LA COUR DU ROY - SAINT-LOUIS ALSACE
Cozy Old World Style near Basel-Mulhouse EuroAirport

ALSACE WINE ROAD AUBERGE INNS
Alsatian Wine Route Inns Near Haut Koenigsbourg

UPPER RHINE VALLEY
Where Alsace Meets the Black Forest

The Three Corners of Europe

POMPIDOU CENTER METZ
New Modern Art Museum of Lorraine

MAGINOT LINE FORT SIMSERHOF – BITCHE
Largest Fortress in the Moselle

MUSEE LALIQUE – ALSACE-WINGEN
Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Glass & Jewelry

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR CHAPEL METZ
Templars in Lorraine

CASTLE OF THE DUKES OF LORRAINE
Sierck les Bains on the Moselle River

BITCHE CITADEL
Vauban Bastion Fortress of Lorraine-Moselle

MALBROUCK CASTLE
15th Century Chateau of the Moselle

GOLDEN COURT MUSEUMS - METZ
Gallo-Roman and Medieval History at the Cour d'Or

PFAFFENHOFFEN - WWII CROSSROADS
Renaissance Market Town on the Moder River

CITÉ D L'AUTOMOBILE - AUTO COLLECTION SCHLUMPF
France National Vintage Car Collection in Mulhouse

CITE DU TRAIN - FRANCE NATIONAL RAIL MUSEUM - MULHOUSE
Magnificent steam rail collection in Alsac

SAINT-LOUIS CRYSTAL MUSEUM –  LA GRAND PLACE
Crystal Factory Tour Saint-Louis Le Bitche - Lorrain

STRASBOURG GOTHIC CATHEDRAL
Lady Saints, Devils and Apostles' Procession

MULHOUSE - TOURING ALSACE
History, Machines and Wine Roa

CHRISTMAS MARKETS BY TRAIN FROM PARIS
Alsace and the Blcak Forts of the Upper Rhine

METZ CATHEDRAL OF ST STEPHEN
High Gothic Nave and Stained Glass in Lorraine

EDF ELECTROPOLIS - MULHOUSE
Giant Steam Engine and Electricty Museum

South - French Riviera - Provence - Languedoc

THREE HOTEL BARGAINS IN NICE
For a budget trip to the French Riviera

Three hotel ideas in Nice convenient to rail and Cote d'Azur

ROUTE NAPOLEON
Scenic Drive Road from Mediterranian to French Alps

NOTRE DAME DU ROC - CASTELLANE
The Napoleon Road leads north from Cannes through France's Haute Provence region

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT ON THE COTE d'AZUR
Kids on the Riveria - Dolphins and Dauphins

What to do with the kids when they get bored with the topless beach?

ROMAN THEATER ANTIQUE ORANGE
Ancient Rome in Provence

The ancient Roman Amphitheater is at the center of the Cotes du Rhone Wine Region.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Glamour on a Budget

Tips on airfare hotels and getting around at the Cannes Film Festival.

JUAN-LES-PINS – ANTIBES
Calm Glamour Cove of the French Riviera

Beaches, Casino and Jazz Festival Glamour from the Bel Age

CURIOUS WINE ROAD OF PROVENCE
France Wine Route through the Coteaux de Aix-en-Provence wine tasting and family activity.

FRAGRANCE OF THE FRENCH RIVERIA
Fragonard Perfume Museum and Factory Tours

Perfume history trip from Nice or Cannes.

LE MAS DU LUBERON HOTEL PROVENCE
Provencal Color, Wine Touring and Views in "Le Luberon"

FORTRESS MORNAS PROVENCE
Rhone Valley Medieval Castle and Holiday Stays

CHATEAU DES BAUX PROVENCE
Castle Ruins and Medieval Siege Machines

JAZZ à JUAN FESTIVAL - 51 Years
Antibes - Juan-les-Pins International Jazz Festival

UNDISCOVERED ALPS ADVENTURE TOURS
Outdoor Adventure Tours in the French Alps

CHATEAU SAINT MICHEL DE LANES - LANGUEDOC
Historic Chateau Bed & Breakfast near Carcassone

Rhone Alps

AU COEUR de MEGEVE HOTEL
The Heart of Megeve Resort Rhone Alps

MONTENVERS RACK RAILWAY - CHAMONIX
Sceniic Train to Mer de Glace Glacier


MONT BLANC SCENIC FLIGHTS
Aerocime from Megeve Altiport

AIGUILLE DU MIDI - CHAMONIX
Cableway to Europe's Highest Mountain - Mont Blanc Views

SKI CHAMONIX MONT BLANC
France's Original Ski Resort

CHAMONIX MONT BLANC ALPINE AND CRYSTAL MUSEUMS
Climbing, Tourism and Village History

MONACO

FORBIDDEN MONTE-CARLO
Monaco Grimadi Palace Secrets

Take the train from Nice to Monaco and treat yourself to secrets of the rich and famous and a little jetset royalty.

DON'T LOSE YOUR SHIRT
Breakin The Bank In Monte Carlo

MONACO GRAND PRIX
Formula One on the Boulevards of Monte-Carlo

MONACO HISTORIQUE GRAND PRIX
Classic and historic racing through the streets of Monaco.

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