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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Charming Provençal Vacation Rental

Gard department France

We have enjoyed entirely unique experiences as temporary vacation rental ‘residents’ in Paris and in the Loire Valley.  Whether in the city or country, we appreciate the convenience of having our own kitchen, private bath and spacious living areas as our personal retreat … in between discovering local landscapes, attractions and neighborhoods.  Many rentals today offer comprehensive […]

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Pagnol’s Canal du Midi

The first filmmaker to be elected to the Académie Française, Marcel Pagnol wrote a series of four autobiographical books. The second, Le Château de ma mère (My Mother’s Castle) was made into an entrancing movie. If you haven’t seen it, by all means take the opportunity to search out this cinematic treat, as well as […]

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