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European Riverscapes: France

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From the Seine to the Rhône River, France can inspire, seduce, and satisfy travelers who want to enjoy the good life.
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Rue de l'Hôpital Saint-Louis, 75010 Paris, France
Early spring, Paris can be a moody place. Flowers just beginning to poke up through damp soil under low grey skies, a rainstorm solidifies into sleet...then the clouds lift right at sunset, and the swollen Seine takes on the green of a newly...
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Seine, France
Nothing beats taking a break from walking around Paris than getting a sandwich and having lunch by the Seine River. This spot was near Notre Dame.
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Without a doubt Versailles is the most luxurious palace in Europe, built to astound visitors and impress the king's subjects into awed submission with crystal chandeliers, gilt, and fine art. This opulent monument is also attractive...
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7 Rue de la Croix de Fer, 76000 Rouen, France
Not only was Joan of Arc burned at the stake in Rouen, but it also has a fascinating architectural history. It’s deemed the “Town with a Thousand Spires”. The ornate Notre-Dame Cathedral inspired Monet to paint his Cathedral series – a series of...
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Giverny, France
The sun was warm and had a different illumination that came through this photograph of Monet's gardens. This father and child felt like a moment in time captured that could be 1811 or 2011.
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4 Rue Professeur Pierre Marion, 69005 Lyon-5E-Arrondissement, France
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The spectacular view of the Saône River, as it winds through Lyon, from the terrace of Restaurant Christian Tetedoie.
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Saône, France
Lyon, the capital of the Rhone-Alps, is a glorious cosmopolitan city, with exquisite views from every vantage point.
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Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000 Avignon, France
We spent the majority of our time in Avignon marveling at Place du Palais, a UNESCO World Heritage Site complex made up of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Doms d’Avignon, the Palais des Papes (Pope’s Palace), and Pont Saint Bénézet. These are the...
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2 Montée des Moulins, 84000 Avignon, France
Escape the hot, rabbit-warren of medieval streets in Avignon for the cool and shady oasis of Rocher des Doms. The park is a popular spot for families to relax and offers stunning views over the town of Avignon. It is also an easy access point for...