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10 Tips for a Successful Trip to France

Every vacation has its ups and downs. But travelers can improve their odds of a good time with a little care, the right frame of mind, a modest pace and just enough (but not too much) planning. Here are a … Continue reading

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In France, Finding Relief Can Be a Delicate Matter

Five years ago, when my wife Kathy and I visited the chapel that Pablo Picasso painted in the hillside town of Vallauris, overlooking the sparkling French Riviera, the guard in the adjoining museum wore beautiful, hand-tooled leather boots. She exemplified what seemed … Continue reading

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More Odds & Ends from France

ANSOUIS, France — We’ve settled in the Provence countryside in a B&B, Un Patio en Luberon, set in a house dating back to the 1600s. It’s hot outside, but the thick walls and a fan help.  Only today we had one small … Continue reading

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How to make that French vacation more affordable

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France — Even in this country of wine and romance, a little practical sense can make your vacation a lot more fun.  Or, to put it another way, why drop $4 on a Coke when you can save it … Continue reading

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