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Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre-Dame

Strasbourg straddles the border between France and Germany. I spent a long weekend there with my husband, in 2007. He lived there from the time he was 8 until his family up and moved to the States, when he was in high school. My favorite part of

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Nice vs. Antibes: Where’s the Better View?

I’ve spent only one day in Antibes, so I can’t fairly answer the question in my headline. Still I pose it, because the weather was volatile during my hours in Antibes. I wonder what it’d be like on a calmer day. The storminess has cast my memory

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The Marvel of Mont Saint-Michel

Ahead of daylight on a chilly October morning, we stirred, shuffled into a boulangerie for a petit déjeuner, and caught a tour bus from Paris to Normandy. I slumbered on the several-hour journey. When I woke, this was my view: A dream on a hill–otherwise called Mont-Saint

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Streetside, Paris

The most famous places in Paris–like Le Tour Eiffel and the Arc De Triomphe–are stunning. On any given street, there’s a line of uncommon beauty, too. Symmetrical bliss in design and layout. An eye-catcher in the distance. The city bears the scent of perfume, Vespa fumes and

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A Month in France

I miss France. I’ve never lived there, I can barely scrape together enough French for a sensible sentence—let alone match the language’s dreamy lilt. I’ve only passed through on trips, mostly for pleasure, and once on the tail-end of a business trip. Not nearly as put-together as

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