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Eze – A small village in the south of France

While on a day tour to Monaco from Nice, we stopped to venture into this quaint little village on a hill.

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130412 Dubai

The flight from Paris is about 7 hours and we arrive at 6:30 in the morning.  We are welcomed in the arrivals hall before commencing immigration and customs procedures, by the agency Arabian Adventures who have arranged our time while … Continue reading

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130411 Paris

I was going to include the rest of the trip in the one post, but what is to be told about our stay in Dubai is enough to have its own post alone. After a 4-hour coach transfer into Paris … Continue reading

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130407 Macon to Chalon-sur-Saone

Macon is in the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais where we tour the vineyard of the area.  Quaint little farms, that have lovely little farmhouses, are everywhere – all of them the same yellow color. We visit a local wine … Continue reading

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130406 Lyon

Lyon is the second largest city in France with 500,000 inhabitants but including the suburbs in the outlying areas, they say there are 1.2 million.  Lyon is between two hills, the Fourvier and Croix-Rousse and between two rivers: the turbulent … Continue reading

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130405 Vienne to Lyon

After cruising the rest of the night, we arrive at Vienne at daybreak, have breakfast and start out on a city hiking tour.  They have called it a hiking tour because there is a steep hill that we climb to … Continue reading

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130404 Viviers

I know we spent a lot of time in lochs last night; I was awake too often. Ducking out on the balcony to check on ‘what was happening’ was always an exhilarating experience in the cold night air. We arrive … Continue reading

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130403 Avignon

What a beautiful day we have chosen to visit the Pont du Gard.  Here’s some info on Pont du Gard from Wikipedia. “The Pont du Gard (English: Bridge of the Gard) is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the … Continue reading

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130402 Tarascon

Although our ship is docked at Tarascon, we are not given a tour through the town.  Perhaps it is not ready to take an influx of tourists as this port is new to berthing river cruise ships that are as … Continue reading

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130401 Transfer Nice to “Scenic Emerald”

Today is taken up packing and turning up at the meeting point with the Scenic Tours Nice Representative.  We have a 4-hour coach transfer to the ship, which is docked at Tarascon.  The weather is overcast with a little drizzle … Continue reading

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