I have found that travel in Europe is one of the easiest ways to discover new adventures. We use high speed trains, we fly a variety of airlines, not owning a car, we have found Enterprise to be the best with a fine election from which to choose. BTW, the reason we no longer own a car is the inconvenience it brings living in the city center. Much easier to walk, take the tram or bus..faster, less hassle, plus we both have lost weight and a few inches around the waist.
So in France, we try to go to Paris 4 times a year, always staying in a different Arrondissement when possible. I have cousins just out side of Paris, Dijon, Lyon ( now in San Raphael) and outside of Marseille. We have explored Les Marche Noel ( Christmas markets ) in Aix en Provence, Strasbourg, Nancy ( mom’s hometown), Cologne, Paris, and Frankfurt. We have traveled to San Sebastian, Poiters, Limoges, Rouen, Giverney, Milan/Lake Como, Stockholm, Madrid and Amsterdam. Each one was special and completely different. This post will concentrate on primarily travels in France over the past few years. Then I will follow up with photos from trips outside of France. Trying to get a few shots from each place would make this individual project way too long. One of the nice things about our friends is that they too like to travel, so some of our adventures have been with close friends.