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princess garnet
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Back to France

Post by princess garnet » Mon September 17th, 2012, 11:44 pm

It's been 8 years and I'm heading back to France for a 2 week vacation at the end of this week.
I joined a small travel group tour through a travel company that does trips for young adults between age 18-39. Starts in Paris and goes through the country.
I'm already familiar with Paris and its outlying environs plus part of western France from my time as a summer study aboard student.
Hopefully the weather will be nice!

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Post by Susan » Tue September 18th, 2012, 12:08 am

Sounds wonderful! Have a great time!
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Back home

Post by princess garnet » Sun October 7th, 2012, 10:24 pm

Hey folks! Came home yesterday afternoon. To sum it in a sentence: it was a wonderful 2 weeks.
The 1st 2 1/2 days were in Paris. I met my fellow travelers at our hotel for an orientation meeting. I was the only American--the other 11 were Australians!
From Paris we went to Bayeaux, Carcassonne, Bordeaux, Nice, Monte Carlo, Lyon, and Annecy. Other sites we visited were Camembert, Mont St-Michel, St-Emilion, Cognac, Chambord, and the famed Pont du Gard. We enjoyed tastings of Camembert cheese, wine, and cognac (at the Hennessy facilities of course).
Three of the places I'd already been so it was good to revisit. Weather was chilly and it rained part of the time.
While in Paris, I walked by the famed University of Paris IV-Sorbonne buildings. This was where I went for my summer study aboard program 8 years ago. You can't go in if you're not a cardholder of the school or have made advance arrangements to be there. There's a security guard during class time hours at the entrance and the rules are strictly enforced.
Back in Paris after the trip, I stayed overnight at a wonderful old hotel a short walk from the Sorbonne.

I'm glad I went back to France.
Last edited by princess garnet on Mon October 8th, 2012, 4:34 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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