Paris (Day Trip)
Collected by Ryan Kreppein
50170 Mont Saint-Michel, France
It's safe to say there’s nothing in the world quite like this magical island, topped by a medieval monastery that rises out of the bay like a heavenly apparition. It’s said that, early in the 8th century, a bishop in nearby Avranches...
5 Place du Général Gouraud, 51100 Reims, France
The caves Pommery were the last on our champagne tour. The estate is very impressive. Going inside will impress you as well. The waiting area is massive and has a bar area where you can buy champagne glasses. On the opposite side they have the...
69 Place Drouet d'Erlon, 51100 Reims, France
Being a big Ernest "Papa" Hemingway fan, I was thrilled when I saw this restaurant cum cafe cum cigar-puffing joint in downtown Reims in the heart of the Champagne region. I didn't eat here but returned after seeing the light show on the cathedral...
Place du Cardinal Luçon, 51100 Reims, France
We ended our wonderful weekend getaway in Champagne region with the visit of the Notre-Dame de Reims - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the coronation place of the kings of France. The Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures....
25 Place Drouet d'Erlon, 51100 Reims, France
While in Reims for my birthday, I was hoping to find a special restaurant to celebrate with my lovely lady. In one of the champagne shops, I asked a nice young lady for recommendations. She was a local and worked in a champagne shop so really,...
77300 Fontainebleau, France
A quick 40-minute train ride from the Gare de Lyon in central Paris takes you to one of the best day trips out of the city: a forest preserve surrounding a palace that dates back nine centuries. The Forêt de Fontainebleau offers a hundred square...
Upper Normandy, 81 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France
Claude Monet fell in love with the village of Giverny, just up river on the Seine from Paris, bought a house and settled there. When word got around that Monet was there, many foreign artists decided to do likewise. Unfortunately Giverny was a...
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