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Paris: Le Marais

Posted by on May 3, 2015

Le Marais is a Parisian neighborhood in the conveniently-located 3rd and 4th of Paris’ twenty districts, or arrondissments, that is known for its architectural style.

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Top things to see and do in New Zealand

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014

Kia Ora , the Maori greeting, welcomes visitors this land of fiery volcanoes and glacial ice. Steam billows from craters that delve deep into the earth and snow crowns magnificent mountains that soar to the sky. Mud pools boil and glacial lakes glisten. Unique and flightless birds like the kiwi and now-extinct moa, largest bird on earth, flourished until the arrival of man and other predators.

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The Splendor of Paris

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014

Little wonder Paris is the #1 tourist destination in the world. There are 6,500 years of history, 455 parks and gardens, 200 churches, 141 museums, and 120 statues in the Tuileries gardens alone.

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From Normandy to Paris: a river cruise along the Seine

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014

The longest inland waterway in France winds in serpentine loops between the coast in Normandy and one of the most fashionable and romantic cities in the world–Paris. Named Seine from the Latin sequana, meaning snake, the 110 mile distance by air between Paris and the coast meanders by river for 240 miles.

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Along France’s rivers: A taste of Burgundy and Provence

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014

The Rhône flows past the red roofed houses of southern France, meeting the Saône, its largest tributary, in the culinary capital of Lyon. A river cruise through this region is a journey through a fertile sun-kissed countryside scented by lavender and thyme and adorned with fields of sunflowers, vineyards, farms, orchards, and olive groves.

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