France

My first trip to Europe was to Paris also known as “La Ville Lumière” (The City of Lights). We chose to stay at a beautiful hotel near the Château Versailles but since we were outside of the city, we wasted 2 hours everyday traveling back and forth to Paris. So for our second trip we stayed in a small charming hotel in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, which was located within walking distance of the attractions we had planned on visiting. It was great!

Eiffel Tower

While cruising in the Mediterranean we stopped in Villefranche-sur-Mer, a charming bustling town located on the Côte d’Azur. The beach is nice, albeit crowded on hot summer days.

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This is also a good port to take an excursion to Monaco or Nice.

Monaco
Monaco

Our most recent trip to France was to the Normandy region and Paris. Normandy picturesque scenery and quaint towns make it a really lovely place to visit with a rich history.

Mont Saint-Michel at low tide
Mont Saint-Michel at low tide

We hope one day to return to France to visit the Loire Valley and Brittany region…

 Europe – MonacoNormandy – ParisVersailles – Villefranche-sur-Mer