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Postcard Perfect: Hotel Region, Montpellier

Postcard Perfect: Hotel Region, Montpellier May 31, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
In the southern French city of Montpellier, many of the hotels have medieval roots, with updates being made during the 16th and 18th centuries. Beyond the hotels, the city itself is full of rich European history, from housing one of the oldest universities in the world, University of Montpellier, to...

French Tourism Ad Campaign to Bring in Brits During Olympics is a Total FAIL

French Tourism Ad Campaign to Bring in Brits During Olympics is a Total FAIL April 30, 2012 | Business, Travel News | Read More
Whoops. Stock images apparently don’t always save the day. Particularly if you are heading up an advertising agency who is running a large campaign for a country. Unfortunately, an agency out of Britain called The Line Agency seemed to believe otherwise. Atout France – France’s tourism...

New Commuter Espresso Machine Also Great for Travelers

New Commuter Espresso Machine Also Great for Travelers April 13, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
Coffee drinkers continue to be a luckier and luckier bunch. Now there’s no need to hit the Starbucks drive-thru to deal with that morning commute. Well, at least if you are in France. Where we don’t think they have drive-thru Starbucks. All that aside, we’re sure the new Handpresso...

Postcard Perfect: Sunset at Mont Saint-Michel – Normandy, France

Postcard Perfect: Sunset at Mont Saint-Michel – Normandy, France March 16, 2012 | Featured, Postcard Perfect | Read More
The tidal island in Normandy, France where Mont Saint-Michel now stands had been used since the 6th century as a military fort, before becoming the home of the Saint-Michel monastery in the 8th century. But it wasn’t until  the 11th century that the iconic Romanesque abbey was built on the island,...

Postcard Perfect: Hameau de la Reine, Versailles, France

Postcard Perfect: Hameau de la Reine, Versailles, France November 21, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Hameau de la Reine, or the Queen’s Hamlet, was built for Marie Antoinette in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. Constructed between 1785-1792, it was intended to be a tiny model village – complete with a farm for eggs and dairy, a barn, mill, dressing room and a “Queens House”...

Grain Silo Becomes Opera House in Marseille

Grain Silo Becomes Opera House in Marseille November 11, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
No, we’re not talking plastic surgery here. The latest and greatest opera house in France used to be an old, decrepit grain silo, abandoned and left for demolition. Overlooking the port of Marseille, Arenc Silo was built in 1927, and was highly visible from within Marseille. Fortunately, the city decided...

Postcard Perfect: Abandoned Church, Oppède-le-Vieux, France

Postcard Perfect: Abandoned Church, Oppède-le-Vieux, France August 19, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Nestled in the Provence region of France, Oppède-le-Vieux is a 12th century village. Although the hilltop vantage point was perfect for medieval living, later residents had a difficult time maintaining their homes and tending to their crops. After generations, many resident began to move farther...

Planking Take 2: The Best of Europe

Planking Take 2: The Best of Europe August 4, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
The planking adventure continues for travelers around the world. Forget Plankin’ in the USA, this round features the Best of Europe. The breathtaking cliffs of Ireland’s mountain ranges, the busy city streets of France and Germany stand no chance against “planksters” for this...

Oops! 9/11 Memorial is Missing Bathrooms

Oops! 9/11 Memorial is Missing Bathrooms June 10, 2011 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
It may sound a bit odd (at least, it does to us), but it looks like the 9/11 memorial in lower Manhattan isn’t going to have any toilets, according to Australian News.com. That’s right – the eight-acre plaza, which will be made up of two large reflecting pools and cascading waterfalls...

Ramshackle Rally Hits Europe

Ramshackle Rally Hits Europe May 23, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Ready to hit the road in a beat-up cartoon-or-superhero themed car and drive through Europe? Then get ready for Ramshackle Rally, which will take place during July through August. The ‘races’ start in Calais, France and end in Pamplona, Krakow, Split, Valencia, and Munich, depending on which...
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