Lovely Hotel in the Burgundy Region

les ursulines Burgundy FR

How about a pleasant little escape to the Burgundy countryside in eastern France?  As it happens, I have discovered a lovely retreat tucked among all of those appealing Burgundian villages – like Beaune and Vézelay – and delightfully immersed among those many teeming vineyards you discover in one of France’s most famous wine regions. So, […]

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The Canal du Midi, France

Canal du Midi near Toulouse

Scenic and serene, the Canal du Midi draws me with a magnetic-like force. Yes, this 360-km (225-mile) network of waterways is the epitome of remarkable engineering, as the series of channels and streams essentially join the Atlantic with the Mediterranean in southern France. Yes, it has well-earned UNESCO recognition. Yes, the Canal du Midi offers […]

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