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Roussillon, France: The Orange City

Roussillon, France is one of the most picturesque towns in the Luberon mountains. We ended up in Roussillon on our Provence trip because it combined a visit to a cute town with a factory tour and a nature hike. That’s the perfect combo for our family – town for mom, factory for dad and a […]

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Arles, France with Kids

This post contains affiliate links.  Arles, France is sure to delight everyone in the family. With blockbuster Roman ruins and a Van Gogh trail, you can satisfy historical buffs and art fans during a visit to Arles. The city is home to a Roman arena (think Rome’s Coliseum), a Roman theater, a Roman baths complex […]

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Exploring Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France in Winter

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is a perfect picturesque stop. We were drawn in by the promise of a river that appears from a rock face and stayed to enjoy a lovely river walk, a paper mill and small town exploration. Fontaine-de-Vaucluse has several paid public lots. In February parking was no problem, but I’m sure in high season […]

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Visiting Pont du Gard with Kids

Pont du Gard has been on my bucket list since we moved to Europe. I just knew I had to see the three level, Roman aqueduct in person. Our winter visit provided us with cooler temperatures and no crowds, making our visit to Pont du Gard nearly perfect. Pont du Gard has two parking lots, […]

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Marseille, France with Kids

Marseille, France was the last stop for us on our MSC cruise through the Mediterranean. Marseille is France’s oldest city and second largest. It has lots to offer. It was far less touristy than other stops and we felt at home with stores we recognized. It’s not shiny like the other stops. In fact, it’s […]

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Exploring Paris’s Parks in Summer

Our Paris friends were heading out of town for the summer, as Parisians typically do, and offered their house for a summer visit to the City of Light. We couldn’t pass up the chance to enjoy some of Paris’s amazing parks. We hopped on a Thalys in Rotterdam and were in Paris two and a […]

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Le Jardin d’Acclimatation, Paris

Le Jardin d’Acclimatation is well known in Paris but perhaps not to tourists. We visited the park on a Sunday in Paris, though should have gone earlier in our trip as we could have easily spent all day here. The garden is easily reached. You can drive and park, take the Metro or take a […]

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Touring French World War I Sights in Verdun

Verdun was high on Jeff’s visit list for this trip for its World War I sights. The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of World War I on the western front. Verdun’s surrounding area is full of World War I sights. Our first stop was the Citadelle, built in 1634. The fort served as […]

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Tasting Champagne in Epernay, France

I’m a big fan of sparkling wine, so when the chance to pass through the Champagne region of France presented itself we couldn’t pass it up. We headed to Epernay, which has titled itself the capitol of Champagne. Mercier is the big tourist draw in town. They have set up a full visit package. Tours […]

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