Category Archives: France

Our Last Day

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Lascaux

A new group explores the View of the prehistoric art at Lascaux IV! It’s a complete reproduction in a contemporary museum!

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Herses et Assommoir

Carcassonne is a defensive castle with two ramparts and then a few tricky entrances with slits above the double doors to trap the invaders in there and pour on the boiling oil. It’s called a. Reticle defense. Let’s see-maybe I’ll … Continue reading

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Carcassonne!

12th century fortifications on Roman village – 2500 years of history here!

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Visiting the 12th Century

12th Century brick church with Gothic additions – Albi, France. The interior altar painting-freize was done by a Dutch master painter from 1500 who adopted the naturalist style. It is showing heaven and hell and all the details of disgusting … Continue reading

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Albi, France

The gardens of the archbishop over looking the Garonne river in Albi. The 13th century brick cathedral here is the largest in France!

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Peche Merle Caves

Time line of the earth with man emerging near the end….we have been busy lately! This is  – beautiful!

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Museum of Prehistoric Art – Les Eyzies France

In the avezare river, Les Eyzies is a beautiful part of The Valley. Tomorrow we head out to find the castles on the Dordogne River to the south east from here.

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Sarlat, France

Saturday is market day in Sarlat! Layers of architectural history including restoration over 30 years starting in the 1960’s….

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Two Lovers

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Vineyards of St Emillion

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View of Bordeaux

From our hotel, the city is always in motion but since cars are not allowed in this section of the World Heritage site designation, we can usually have a quiet time. The architecture is fabulous – everywhere I look! Pick … Continue reading

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Meeting Friends

Michael and I meet up with Les Andrews, a friend from the same class at Colorado Rocky Mountain school. Les and Mariko live in Basel Switzerland and flew in to visit and say hi! Great timing!

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2 Days in Bordeaux

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Bordeaux and the Arcachon – Day 2

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Bordeaux – Day 0

We arrive on the overnight flight with a connection they Paris to a beautiful cool day in Bordeaux. A walk to the river, a nap, a dinner at Scipitone Bistro outside our hotel in the car less centre city, and … Continue reading

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A Tour to the Dordogne Valley

Castles & Caves – SouthWest France September 20 – 30, 2018  limited to 12 travelers Visit a variety of pre-historic caves to behold magnificent paintings, etchings and relief sculptures created 19 to 28,000 years ago. Visit the museum of Lascaux … Continue reading

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A Tour to Southwest France

September 20 – 30, 2018 New View Tours is pleased to offer a 11 night/12-day exploration of the Castles and Caves in the Perigord region in southwest France. This trip will be an exploration of the earliest artists and architecture … Continue reading

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Castles & Caves

September 20 – 30, 2017 – limited to 8 Castles & Caves in the Dordogne region of Southwest France. This 10 day tour is in three parts: We travel the south western regions of France: starting on the coast and … Continue reading

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The Jacobin Cathedral of Toulouse

Very powerful to find the reliquary of St Thomas Aquinus in the Jacobin cathedral of Toulouse built starting 1230. This is a very, very tall structure with a garden courtyard and many side chapels tucked here and there. One chapel … Continue reading

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