Monthly Archives: May 2013

Week 5 Champfleuri Centre de Vacances

We are now finishing up our time at Champfleuri where we have volunteered our services for a couple of weeks. Champfleuri is a protestant camp and retreat center just north of Grenoble, France which is also a French Bible School … Continue reading

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Week 4 Arles The Mistral Winds Pont Du Gard

Hello from the top of a Roman Colesium! After the stunning sights in Carcassonne last week we were eager to venture into the Provence region and explore the Roman antiquities of the area. Up first was a 3 hour drive … Continue reading

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WEEK 3 Sarlat Carcassonne Cathar Castles

We begin the week by driving to Sarlat. The caves in southern France contain petroglyphs that are not only old (15000 BC) but of exquisite presentation as well, showing perspective, detail, and utilizing the three dimensional characteristics of the cave … Continue reading

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Sunday and Steve Leaves :( Oradur Sur Glane Today

The sad day of parting with Steve has arrived. We took him to Charles De Gaulle Airport – Terminal one. I hope he has a good flight home. We all enjoyed traveling together AND will always wonder “Who will the … Continue reading

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Day 15: Fountainbleau and Chateau de Vaux Le Vicomte

Today we leave Bourges for about a two hour drive to Fountainebleau. It’s a place most associated with Napoleon, including his abdication speech at the steps of the outside staircase; but also the home at one time of every king … Continue reading

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Day 14: A Chateau and a Cathedral

Today we leave Amboise and the Loire valley for the last time and check out a lesser touristed chatea; the Chateau De Valencay.   It’s about 30 minutes South of Amboise and is one of the best appointed chateau’s we’ve … Continue reading

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Day 13: Leonardo and the Loire Valley

Inventions and chateau’s—that’s the theme today!  It was King Francois I of France who decided he wanted the intellectual company of Leonardo Da Vinci, so he arranged for da Vinci to leave Italy and spend the last 3-years of his … Continue reading

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