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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French Photo Holiday Gifts

If you’re staring at catalogues or wandering through stores to find that “perfect” gift for friends or family, STOP! Think about going personal with a gift from your own memorable travels in France. I have done just that many times in the past, and it gives me great pleasure to see my photo of a […]

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A Clear Vision of France

I originally wrote this after cataract surgery a couple of years ago – thus the “clever”, play-on-words title.  With no pun, though, I still enjoy very clear memories and ‘visions’ of France. Paris … of course!  Wandering along the Seine, stopping to watch the bateau pass or the father and son snuggled together along the […]

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Artisans in Saint-Emilion

Bordeaux area of France

They’re just like you and me, you know. Nurture our dreams. Develop our talents. Talk it up with friends … and go for it! We wandered into just such a dream shop in Saint-Emilion. The bright colors and shimmering fabrics drew our attention – soft drapes and enchanting table linens that flaunted their originality. A […]

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