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Passion Chocolate – Paris

So you’re going to Paris and you want to do something nice for those who couldn’t fit in your suitcase?  Stop here.  Then lock these amazing French chocolates in a safe and mail the key or they might not make it through the flight.  Yeah.  These are that good.  Passion Chocolate Chocolatier Fabricant 122 Av. […]

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Pierrefonds and Compiegne, France

One of my biggest regrets in visiting big cities is that it is often difficult to escape them.  No, I don’t travel some where to escape it, but beyond the borders of many large  cities are a treasure trove of history and beauty that sits relatively untouched and unseen. Pierrefonds is an easy hour drive […]

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Alsace Overview – France

Just four hours from theTri-Border area, nestled between the Rhine and the Vosgues mountains, lies the Alsace, a tiny French region rich with history, beauty, culture, food, and storks. Central Alsace villages: General information: and and  Dotted with medieval villages with Roman roots, this area changed hands between Germany and France […]

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Bergheim: Alsace, France – RESTAURANTS

Local food in the Alsace: Meats with saurkraut, chicken with spaetzle, salad with warm brie, tarte flambee. A tarte flambee is a large crispy tortilla-like thing covered in various things like a pizza – but not thick. So a thin spread of cheese and may be a little ham or chopped veggies. They are light […]

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Bergheim, Alsace, France – LODGING

Bergheim is a small walled town just 30 minutes south of Strasbourgh right in the heart of the Alsace region near the popular tourist towns of Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr. Though this town is absolutely beautiful, it is not inundated with souvenir shops and floods of restaurants, so it is not packed with tourists. It’s small […]

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Travel Tips for Europe (Esp. France and Spain)

Here’s a great article that came out a while ago… especially useful now when the dollar isn’t as friendly… This Bed and Breakfast near Paris has been recommended to us, but I haven’t stayed there due to its distance from the city itself. They do; however have a blog that can be interesting at times […]

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Sleeping in a castle in the Ardennes, France

Hotellerie Le Château Fort – Sedan Hôtel Le Château Fort Porte des Princes; 08200 SEDAN Tel. 33 (0) 3 24 26 11 00 E-mail: Web: http://www.chateau-fort-sedan.federal-hotel.comBy air: One hour from the Luxembourg airport By car: 4 hours from the Geilenkirchen area The Drive: About 4 hours from Aachen by car through Belgium and […]

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Paris Basics (Getting there, transportation)

Paris, the most visited city in the world, is only 4 hours away from Aachen, Germany and about that from Brussels as well.  In fact, it’s really easy to combine Paris with other European trips especially with use of budget airlines like Ryan Air, so there’s no reason to miss it… unless there’s a transportation […]

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Paris: Apartment or Hotel?

Hotel or Apartment?Hotels are usually a nice choice for couples or small families. Your hotel choices will generally be cleaner, provide maid service, and be closer to the center of things. Most of your meals will be eaten out which gets pricey but also enables you to enjoy that part of the culture as well. […]

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Paris: The Sights

Paris is full of more than you could possibly ever see just on one short trip, but there are definitely special things that stand out. And, if you have a love of museums, you can probably find a museum to suit almost any interest.Most of the monuments and museums that people want to see are […]

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