Category Archives: Travel

Dreaming in Color: Two Days in Annecy

Forget a pool-side resort or a month-long cruise. To lose yourself in the beauty of summer, head to the French town of Annecy, just south of Geneva and the Swiss border, where sun, mountains, and lakes come in a million hues of blue, gray … Continue reading

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Slideshows from Ardèche and the Jura

Between Lyon and Montpellier lies a hidden gem: the département called Ardèche. It has all the essentials of a perfect relaxing vacation, including mountains, hiking, camping, great wine, lakes, and rivers. Most importantly, it is not overrun with the tourist rush that is … Continue reading

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French-American Friendship in Nancy

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nancy in the Lorraine region, the city welcomed French and American troops and veterans, school groups and the general public for a commemorative ceremony. After a military parade on … Continue reading

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Summer Night Magic: Light Shows in Strasbourg

A perfect August night in Strasbourg follows an almost unbearably hot, sunny day because when the sun goes down, a fresh breeze arises to cool the heavy air, and the streets come to life with both tourists and residents looking for … Continue reading

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Rendez-vous Place Stanislas: Summer Nights in Nancy

Hot summer afternoons are keeping us confined indoors or at swimming pools during the day, but when the sun disappears well after 9pm, town squares and other attractions come to life as the French venture outside for some fresh air. In … Continue reading

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A Perfect Sunday in a Vineyard in Beaune

Step 1: A simple but satisfying midday brunch on a sunny terrace in the town of Beaune, near Dijon in Burgundy, with good friends, mini-crêpes topped with Nutella, meat-filled bread slices, cold-cuts and a variety of cheeses along with a picture-perfect bowl … Continue reading

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Relaxation Guaranteed: Baden-Baden and the Black Forest

This blog is supposed to be about France, of course, but living in Strasbourg means daily contact with the German culture, whether through contact with its people (the crowds of German tourists downtown or the local business owners of that … Continue reading

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