Paris: The Walk ‘Til You Drop Tour

Just before we left for France, a friend recommended we take a walking tour with a gentleman he had toured with several years earlier. An excellent recommendation. I contacted Gary Lee Kraut, an American expat who has taken up residence in Paris and edits the web magazine, France Revisited. Gary also offers tours of Paris… Continue reading Paris: The Walk ‘Til You Drop Tour

Festival Django Reinhardt 2016

Festival Django Reinhardt is an annual Gypsy jazz music festival during the last week of June that dates back to the early 1980s. It is usually held at Samois-sur-Seine, France, but because of flooding in 2016, was moved to the extended grounds of Chateau de Fontainebleau. The festival brings in talents from across Europe and… Continue reading Festival Django Reinhardt 2016

Vieux-Port de Marseille & Iles du Frioul

The Frioul Islands, an archipelago just off the coast of Marseille in the Mediterranean Sea, are a set of four islands with rare birdsĀ  as well as historically recognized structures. We took a ferry ride from the Old Port of Marseille out into the bay, past the first island on which Chateau d’If – the… Continue reading Vieux-Port de Marseille & Iles du Frioul

Arles: Romans – Van Gogh – Bullfights

Arles, France sitting at the top of the delta where the Rhone meets the Mediterranean Sea, was an important city for the Roman Empire from about 100 B.C. to almost 600 A.D. Many Roman architectural features and ruins remain today and have been named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including walls surrounding the city, an… Continue reading Arles: Romans – Van Gogh – Bullfights