|Canoe the Dordogne
|Date Last Visited -- 2007
|Visits to France in 2001
Visits to France in 2002
Visits to France in 2004
|Our family has traveled to France on three different trips. Our
first in 2001 (marked in red) we spent a five days in Paris
playing tourist, hitting all of the major sightseeing highlights and
four days relaxing in northern France in Beaufort--day-tripping
to the surrounding countryside and villages.
In 2002 (marked in green), we spent three wonderful days in
the Alsace wine region in eastern France and fell in love with
Colmar and the cute little villages of wine region. Then we met
our French friends and spent four days on the western coast in
Normandy, learning to love mussels and try new things.
In 2000 (marked in blue), we explored southern France, home
basing in Sarlat and exploring castles, canoeing the Dordogne
and learning about our ancestors and their 15,000 year old
cave art. We spent a few days in the walled medieval city of
Carcassonne. We took a four day swing through Provence,
staying in Arles and visiting Avignon, Pont du Gard, and Nimes.
And ended our trip with a week in Nice/Monaco, hitting the
beaches, perfume factories, exploring Nice, Antibes, Monaco,
La Turbie and Grasse and a quick trip to Italy's Cinque Terre.
We love France! We love its diversity...go cosmopolitan, visit
Paris, have fun on the Metro and explore museums. However,
get out in the countryside. Hit those small villages on market
day and grab things for a picnic. We have explored almost
every region in France but we have saved some for next time!