In October of next year, I’ll be offering two trips in Alsace. On October 11 and October 25, CroisiEurope’s 22-passenger Madeleine will take us between Strasbourg and Lagarde. These all-inclusive voyages span seven days each.
One of my favorite trips ever was a barge cruise that I hosted in the south of France in July of 2015. Well, in case you missed that trip, you may have another chance. I’m considering another trip on the same barge on the same itinerary from Sete to Arles, September 1 – 7, 2017 (yes,… [Read More]
We set out to explore the Venice-like city of Sete by kayaking on its canals.
Today we’ve come about an hour from Sete to the city of Montpellier. Montpellier doesn’t have a Roman heritage like a lot of the cities here in the south of France. It’s a Medieval city founded in 985. Let’s take a look around beautiful Montpellier. The heart and soul of Montpellier is the Place de… [Read More]
Sete, France, is a charming town with a flower market; an outdoor market (operating only on Wednesdays and where you’ll find everything from fresh produce, cheese and ham to infused olive oils and just-out-of-the-oven bread); and a covered market, particularly for seafood In this video, we get together with a local to tour the various… [Read More]
This dramatic wall behind me is part of the fortified city of Aigues-Mortes. It was started by Louis IX as a base of operations for the crusades in the name of Christianity. Aigues-Mortes is situated in the region known as the Petit-Camargue, known for its flora and fauna. Let’s take a look inside Aigues-Mortes. Enter… [Read More]
The famous French poet Frédéric Mistral said that he who has seen Paris and not Cassis has seen nothing. What did he find so special here? Let’s go check it out. Once only a fishing port, Cassis has become a popular seaside resort. The cool streets along the sea and in the Old Town are… [Read More]
Today, we’ll be visiting a city that was conquered and occupied by the Romans, the Visigoths, the Saracens and finally the Franks. Inside the medieval walls, we’ll see more than 2,000 years of history. Let’s explore Carcassonne. A stone replica of the Lady Carcas welcomes you into this UNESCO World Heritage fortress. Although she was… [Read More]