21 Apr 2004
We spent the last day of our European adventure at Versailles, Louis XIV's gargantuan palace, whose gardens extend for miles....
19 Apr 2004
Monday morning we took the train again, this time to visit Chartres. Its early Gothic cathedral is arguably the most...
18 Apr 2004
On Sunday we took the train to Vernon and then a bus to Giverny to see Monet's house and gardens....
17 Apr 2004
Saturday was dedicated to the Louvre, at least as much of it as can be done in a single day....
16 Apr 2004
Paris - The Eiffel Tower
After leaving the churches, we headed for the next landmark, the Eiffel Tower. After standing in line for a bit,...
16 Apr 2004
Paris - Churches
The first day in Paris was not quite as busy as the first in Rome, but we did manage to...
15 Apr 2004
On Thursday we left Caen for Rouen, a very pleasant town which boasts a cathedral that obsessed Monet. He painted...
13 Apr 2004
On Monday morning we got on the train for an all-day journey north, through Bordeaux and Rennes and then on...
11 Apr 2004
After a night train from Venice to Nice, the next stop was Carcassonne, the medieval walled city in southwest France,...