Destination: Château de Fontainebleau, France

Bonjour! Last week, I took a day trip over to the château de Fontainebleau, a medieval castle-turned-palace that's particularly famous for having housed French royalty from the 16th to 19th centuries. It's especially famous for its association with Napoleon Bonaparte, who ended up abdicating his throne in 1814. Today, it's one of France's largest palaces and a …

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Destination: Marseille, France- Part 2 (2017 Edition!)

Bonjour! After a strenuous, all-day hike at the calanques de Marseille, the teaching assistants and I spent the following day exploring more of the city center of Marseille. Even though we were super sore from almost 20 kilometers of hiking the day before (I'm not exaggerating), we still did a lot of sight-seeing in the southern port …

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Destination: Calanques of Marseille, France

Bonjour! While on vacation in the beautiful city of Marseille in southern France during this past February vacation, I also made a day trip over to the calanques de Marseille with the other teaching assistants I was traveling with. Technically known as "rocky inlets" in English, the calanques are famous for their deep valleys and gorges, along with …

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Destination: Marseille, France- Part 1 (2017 Edition!)

Bonjour! As you might have recalled (or not, I won't judge), I spent a few days on vacation during this past February holidays in the south of France, specifically in the city of Marseille. Although it was only for three nights, and even though I'd already been last March (post here), it was a much-needed …

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