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Discovering Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, Strasbourg

Where : Strasbourg Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg),  Strasbourg, France Once settled in Strasbourg, we immediately left our apartment to visit the city.  This is when we tried to get the Batorama boat tour but it was full for the remainder of the day.  As we recall, the ticket booth is relatively close to the

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Discovering Versailles Palace
France

Discovering Gardens of Versailles

Gardens of Versailles Logistics about the Gardens The gardens have a separate entrance from the Palace.  (Here is our Versailles Palace review.)  We went on a busy day and to avoid waiting in line, it was suggested to start visiting the gardens first and the Palace later.  We are appreciative of this indication, because their

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Discovering Versailles Palace
France

Discovering Versailles Palace

Palace of Versailles – France According to Wikipedia, the palace was built in the 11th century.  It was the seat of political power in the Kingdom of France. Getting to Versailles Versailles is easily accessed by train, especially from main cities like Paris.  Once at the train station, budget for a 10 minutes walk to

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The Petit Trianon in Versailles
France

Discovering the Petit Trianon in Versailles

The Petit Trianon in Versailles Pleasantly surprised We came for the Versailles Palace, and returned raving about the Petit Trianon!  Since the lineup at the Palace was unbearable, we started sightseeing the Versailles Garden and Petit Trianon. About the Petit Trianon According to Wikipedia, the Petit Trianon was designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel from the order

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Discovering Mère Poulard, Mont Saint-Michel

Where : La Mère Poulard, Mont Saint-Michel You must try the famous giant soufflé omelet.  These omelettes are hand-made hammered copper bowls and cooked over an open fire.  This combination along with a specific whisking pattern creates the fluffiest, airiest omelette you’ve ever seen ! It’s a Normandy tradition and “La Mere Poulard” claims to have

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Discovering Les Promenades Plantées, Paris

Where : Le Promenade Plantee (or Coulée verte) –  Paris – France This place had invitation written all over it.  According to Wikipedia, “La Promenade Plantée” or the “Coulée Verte” was inaugurated in 1993.  A 4.7km elevated Park built on the top of the obsolete in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, France. The park is easily accessed by metro.

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Discovering Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel, France Mont-Saint-Michel is one of the places that impressed us the most during our tour in France. It’s a magical place and the surrounding views are breathtaking. What we consider important pointers Plan an early visit to the ‘island’ as it gets crowded very quickly.  We visited in April and expected very little

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