Category Archives: France

Around Mont Blanc

Although the Matterhorn is the most famous peak in Switzerland, we were closer to Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps. This majestic peak is 4,810 meters (15,781 ft.) above sea level in the Graian Alps that border both … Continue reading

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A Day Hike in the Pyrénées

The majestic Pyrenees create a natural border between Spain and France. The range stretches across the Iberian Peninsula from the Bay of Biscay, in the west, to the Mediterranean Sea in the east. From Bilbao in Northern Spain, one can … Continue reading

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Butte aux Cailles Neighborhood

The first time we visited Paris we stayed in the fifth arrondissement, which was close to the Sorbonne. Most people we know, choose the arrondissements within walking distance to the main attractions of Paris, like we did that first time. … Continue reading

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Paris Deals

There are a few ways to economize while visiting Paris. And with an exchange rate that’s not in our favor, these tips might come in handy. Bob’s favorite way to save a few euros is to order his espresso at … Continue reading

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French Bread & Parks

We can actually find very good bread in Bellingham, thanks to a few artisan bakeries there. But in Paris, there is fabulous bread everywhere. Every neighborhood has a few good Boulangeries with window displays that make you want to stop—even … Continue reading

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Paris in February

Life is short–eat dessert first. If you’re in the mood for dessert, Paris is the place to be. We can’t figure out how everyone here remains so thin and stylish when there are so many tempting food shops. Besides their … Continue reading

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A Quick Stop in Paris

So, why do our Italy adventures begin in Paris? We have a few reasons. First, it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. But, more important, we like flying to Europe on Icelandair because of their great rates and … Continue reading

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