Tour France – Introduction

Tour France with Carol and JB – Getting Started We have traveled to places all over the world.  We used to run a software company and were fortunate enough to be able to take time off to travel.  Last year we retired in September.  The idea for this trip started back in July of 2011, […]
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South of France – the First Few Days

South of France – Traveling with Dogs to Marminiac, France Hi all, This is about our going to the south of France, and our first week there, after 3 days of traveling and a few days of unwinding. We’ve been here for 7 days now. We left the US last Saturday morning (Sept 29) and […]
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La Roque St-Christophe

Troglodyte Dwelling 55,000 Years Old Hi all, It’s important to remember when reading this that we said we’d come here and probably do NOTHING for the first month – what with retiring and being exhausted from the move and packing and all. This is being written at the end of Week 2, and it hasn’t […]
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Rocamadour in Lot, France

Tour Rocamadour, a Holy Town Built into the Rock Our only destination for today is Rocamadour. (Full slideshow is at the bottom.)  I was still on crutches trying to get my feet healed up, and when I saw where we were headed my heart sank.  It was Carol and I, and my older sister. (Click […]
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Cap Esterel, Côte d’Azur, France

An Adventure on the French Riviera The last few days have been very busy. We cleaned our house in Marminiac, France, from top to bottom, the showers, the fireplaces, defrosted the freezer, cleaned out the oven (JB did that – what a guy!). We packed up everything – a few boxes were taken over to […]
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Street Markets in France

There is something special about «Le Marché» in France. Many countries have open-air street markets where local growers bring their vegetables.

Bakers, butchers, growers, cheese merchants and other vendors all bring their wares. Sometimes regular storefront-type resellers sell standard merchandise – sweaters, hats or umbrellas.
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