Category Cultural Attractions (Museums, Historical Sites, Etc.)

Europe 2017 – Provence Part One

November 2 – 7 Our plan for Provence was fairly simple and constrained by the relatively few days we had to explore this fairly large area of France.  We’d spend three nights in the town of Arles and then relocate not too far away in L’isle Sur-la-Sorgue for two nights before returning to Montpellier. We’d […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Six

October 27 – November 1 After parking in a lot just outside the walls of Aigues-Mortes, we walked through one of the large gates that enable access to the town and began our exploration.  A few blocks into our journey we hit a main square, surrounded by shops, restaurants and a small art gallery that […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Five

October 27 – November 1 Time shifting again, we pick up from our November 18, 2017 post which saw us leaving Toulouse, France after completing the Camino de Santiago and spending almost a ten days backtracking through Astorga, Leon, Burgos, and Bilbao.  Blog followers will recall that during our last night in Toulouse: “I began […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Four

September 18-22 After sleeping in due to our late-night festivities, we set out in the early afternoon for the hour long drive up to Nimes.  We’d have an enjoyable time driving around southern France with Francois, much of it to the constant clamor that emanated from his Tom-Tom GPS device, which seemed to only give […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Three

September 18-22 We hung out at the condo in the morning catching up on chores; for us the blog and washing clothes, for Francois working on lesson plans for the class for social workers he teaches and taking care of duties for the professional association he is a part of.  Right around beer o’clock we […]

Europe 2017 – Athens Finito, Part Two

September 16-18 We set out the next morning with a limited agenda, having pretty much exhausted the sightseeing opportunities we were interested in during our last stay in Athens.  We decided head out from our neighborhood towards Filopappou Hill (which overlooks the Acropolis) to see if we could find the Prison of Socrates, where that […]

Europe 2017 – Paros, Part Three

September 13 – 16 Up at sunrise again, I made coffee out on the balcony and welcomed the beginning of our last day on Paros.  It would be another one of exploration with some hiking thrown in, just the kind we relish.  After another satisfying buffet breakfast experience, we asked Marco how much the dinner […]