Days 29-32: Back to Beaujolais and North to L’Abresle

Five days in Paris is enough to tucker any self-respecting traveler. Between the lift-less metro system and the hours wandering by the Seine, it quickly drains the energy from your body. You don’t realize it for another few days, until your body finally says “Enough!” Despite the fatigue coursing through my veins, I still managed … Continue reading Days 29-32: Back to Beaujolais and North to L’Abresle

Days 23-27: Strolling by the Seine for the Fourth Time Again

Warning: Ultra long post ahead. This trip marks my fourth (and hopefully not my last) visit to the beautiful city of Paris. I could go on and on about what makes this city so wonderful, but I’m sure that the photos do all the talking for me. Fortunately, the Seine was not flooded this year, … Continue reading Days 23-27: Strolling by the Seine for the Fourth Time Again

Days 16-19: Tall Tales from Toulouse

This week was the first full week of the program; and like last year, the semester hit the ground running. With only eight weeks in the semester, there was no time to waste!   Day 16 Today, the BEST Lyon tour group visited the Institut Lumière, located right in Lyon. The Lumière brothers, Auguste and … Continue reading Days 16-19: Tall Tales from Toulouse

Days 7-12: Bienvenue a Lyon…Encore Une Fois!

Ah. It feels good to be back.   Day 7 After a pleasant (but crowded) ride on the TER from Saint Gervais, we finally arrived in Lyon. It’s one of the largest cities in France, situated in the Rhône-Alpes region. I love this city: it possesses a great balance between quaint little town and thriving … Continue reading Days 7-12: Bienvenue a Lyon…Encore Une Fois!

Days 5-7: Sailing Through Chamonix and Saint Gervais

Day 5 After a long few days in Paris, it was nice to take a relaxing train ride into Saint Gervais-les-Bains (I will refer to it as just "Saint Gervais"). This quiet, little town only springs to life in the mid-summer and winter, and caters to the outdoor types. The snow-capped Alps can be seen … Continue reading Days 5-7: Sailing Through Chamonix and Saint Gervais