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  1. The Loire Valley

    The Loire Valley

    Fontevraud Abbey, the graves of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, with their son Richard the Lionheart.
  2. The Loire Valley

    The Loire Valley

    Fontevraud Abbey, historic abbey built in the 12th century.
  3. The Loire Valley

    The Loire Valley

    Chinon is a small town with a pretty medieval center.
  4. The Loire Valley

    The Loire Valley

    Sunday lunch outside in the square in Chinon.
  5. The Loire Valley

    The Loire Valley

    The first of many goat cheese salads, frequently the only vegetarian option on menus.
  6. The Loire Valley

    The Loire Valley

    Steve walking along the Vienne River in Chinon.
  7. Pauline

    Two Weeks in Liguria, Tuscany and Rome, Italy, 2003

    Trip Plan After our Switzerland trip, we went on to Italy. In Switzerland we spent 2 nights in Zurich on arrival, pickup up a rental car, 2 nights in Konstanz, Germany, then 2 weeks in Saanen, near Gstaad in the Swiss Alps. From there we drove to Liguria. Link to Switzerland trip report. 11...
  8. Pauline

    Berner Oberland Two Weeks in Gstaad, Switzerland, 2003

    August 27 - October 1, 2003: 5 weeks in Switzerland and Italy. The first 2.5 weeks in Switzerland is published here. The Italy part of the trip will be in the Italy Trip Reports forum. This trip report was originally published on my blog, which has closed. Moved to Slow Europe in 2022. Trip...
  9. Pauline

    Bourgogne-Franche-Comté A Week in Burgundy, 2012

    This trip report was originally posted on my blog, which is now closed. Our trips to France are becoming a yearly event. This year we decided to spend our week in Burgundy, south-east of Paris, with Chris and Shannon. This area was new to us all. We had to choose between the western part near...
  10. Sharon J

    Paris Wonderful Paris, Even in Winter

    By Sharon J from Texas, Winter 2007 A late-planned, quick trip to Paris, March 5 - 9, 2009 for Sharon J and her husband. This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav.com. Last Minute Trip and Arrangements Sometimes, I think the best trips are made at the last minute. Personally, it keeps...
  11. Sharon J

    Paris Sisters Visit Paris

    By Sharon J from Texas, Fall 2010 Highlights of two sisters as they visit Paris and take a night train to Venice, September 23, 2010 - September 27, 2010. This trip report was originally published on SlowTrav.com. Day 1 ... Arrival I'm not too sure how great this trip report will be, as we...
  12. J

    Zurers in Italy 2022 (finally)

    Trip Itinerary So after three years, we are off again to Italy. Here is our itinerary. 1 - April 26: Sesto Calende (near Malpensa) 2 - April 27-May 2: Turin (Piemonte) 3 - May 2-6: Asti (Piemonte) 4 - May 6-10: Piacenza (Emilia-Romagna) 5 - May 10-12: Lerici (Liguria) 6 - May 12-17: San...
  13. Pauline

    South East A Week on the Isle of Wight

    I wanted an easy week away so decided on the Isle of Wight. It is close to where we live in West Dorset and we’ve never been there. Car ferries take you from the mainland, across The Solent (the water), to the island in 40-60 minutes (Wightlink). We went across from Lymington, east of...
  14. Kim

    Florence Mommy's Week Out

    By Kim from New Jersey, Fall 2001 Kim and her girlfriend leave their families behind and take a seven day trip to Italy, November 7 - 13. They stay in Florence and do some day trips from there. This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav.com. Giorno Uno - We depart and other nonsense...
  15. Kim

    Tuscany A November Sojourn

    By Kim from New Jersey, Fall 2003 Our gang, and another family spend a few nights in Rome and then a week in a rental in Castelmuzio, Tuscany. There are seven of us, four adults and three girls (ages seven and ten). This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav.com. Background Okay – so I...
  16. Kim

    Just The Two of Us...We Can Eat It if We Try

    Just The Two of Us...We Can Eat It if We Try By Kim from New Jersey, Spring 2005 Chris, my husband, and I spent a bit over two weeks in Italy. Arriving in Rome, spending a night in Abruzzo, driving to a masseria near Ostuni for six nights, a night in Frascati, then a week in an apartment in...
  17. Kim

    Paris Paris, in a Dream

    Paris, in a Dream By Kim from NJ, Spring 2006 A last minute trip to Paris to accompany my husband on business gave me the opportunity to explore the city on my own for a few days, followed by two wonderful days with him. This trip report was originally posted on slowtrav.com. A Little Bit of...
  18. Kim

    Tuscany Kim's Family Extravaganza - An extended family travels together to Rome, Venice and Tuscany

    By Kim from New Jersey, Summer 2002 9-Person Family Vacation This trip report was originally published on slowtrav.com. Opinions and Observations Well, I finally finished writing my trip report for our trip last June. I'm going to start by posting some general opinions/observations below and...
  19. C

    Norway Bergen and The Norwegian Coastal Voyage – the world’s most beautiful cruise

    By Caro from Scotland, Summer 2004 31st May 2004 - 19th June 2004, 6 days in Bergen followed by the Norwegian Coastal Voyage This trip report was originally published on SlowTrav.com. Bergen A slow, slow travellers trip up the coast of Norway from Bergen through the Arctic Circle to the land of...
  20. C

    Tuscany Scotland to Tuscany in Caro’s Car

    By Caro from UK, Fall 2002 Car ferry from Scotland to Belgium, drive to Tuscany, 2 weeks in a villa and then 2 nights on the way back to the ferry. This trip report was originally published on SlowTrav.com. Scotland to Belgium We took our own car over on the ferry from Rosyth in Scotland to...
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