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Weekend Travel Guide: Mont Saint-Michel

Weekend Travel Guide: Mont Saint-Michel

The mysterious Mont Saint-Michel, home to the highest tides in Europe, is an isolated island commune off the northern coast of France. From our base in Pontorson, we spent an enchanting day exploring the nooks and crannies of this incredible place, home to over 1300 years […]

Visiting Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny

Visiting Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny

Sitting in Claude Monet’s garden of lilies truly brought his paintings to life; now I understand why so many of the world’s greatest painters came from France. From the Saint Lazare metro station in Paris, you can catch a TGV to Vernon station. The ride […]

Visiting the Chateau de Versailles

Visiting the Chateau de Versailles

The Chateau de Versailles was grandiose and extravagant; as we moved from room to room, each was more over-decorated than the last. Versailles Palace is the epitome of Louis XIV’s vision of the absolute monarchy. The grounds cover over 800 hectares of land, meaning it takes […]