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Monaco in a day – part II

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Last week you could read part I of our daytrip to Monaco. We visited this city-state in July 2014 and I really wanted to share with you what we managed to see and do in just 12 hours.

In this post you could read about our visit to the Jardin Exotique and the museum of Prince Rainier III’s private collection of antique cars. I told you about the Palace and the Cathedral and today I’ll tell you a bit more about the harbour and our visit to Monte Carlo. Read more about our trip to Monaco!

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Monaco in a day – part I

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In the summer of 2014 we went to the Côte d’Azur on a holiday. We did heaps of beautiful day trips and one of them was a trip to Monaco. As this state is so small, you can easily visit it for one day (of course if you’re lucky enough to spend more time over there please do!!). Today and next week I will give you some tips on what to see and do in this city-state. Read more about Monaco!

France: Paris – Rue Cler, brunch and Galeries Lafayette

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A couple of weeks ago I went on a daytrip to Paris with my good friend Katrien. Last week you could see heaps of photos of our Paris Fashion Week afternoon at Jardin des Tuileries. Today I will tell you what the rest of our day looked like. Read more about this Paris trip!

France: Paris – fashion week

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Jardin des Tuileries in fall colours… ready for some Paris Fashion Week action!

Last Saturday I went on a day trip to my favorite city… Paris!

Whenever I can, I visit this fab metropolis and living in Belgium gives me the opportunity to visit Paris regularly… even for a daytrip.  Of course staying for a couple of days is even better, but I am glad to be able to take the bus or train and go for just a day with whoever wants to join me… my sisters, my daughters and this time I went with one of my best friends, Katrien. Read all about our Paris trip!

France: Normandy – part III : harbour towns

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Beach cabins in Deauville.
Beach cabins in Deauville

This is the third and final post on Normandy. In the first post, I told you more about gardens in Normandy, in the second post, I took you to the D-day beaches and this third post is about the harbour towns of Deauville, Trouville and Honfleur.

It is possible to visit these 3 towns in just one day as we did, but then you’ll just have time to get an overall feel and do some sightseeing… and you better start quite early ! Read about our trip to these harbour towns!

France: Normandy – part II : D-day

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American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.

Last week’s Normandy post was all about gardens and nature. But Normandy is so much more than that. To many, Normandy equals D-day… so when in Normandy, make sure to find some time to spend on Word War II sites !

Mind, you can easily fill a week going from one museum to another monument, from one cemetery to  another landing beach… As we didn’t have much time, I just picked three D-day-things to do : Arromanches, the German battery at Longues-sur-Mer and the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.  Read more about our D-day trip in Normandy!

France: Normandy – part I : the gardens

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Garden of Monet at Giverny

Last week we went to Normandy. We only went for 5 days which means we will have to go back one fine day as there are so many things to see and do in this part of France… cozy villages and harbor towns, beautiful gardens, grand chateaus, cities full of history and culture, D-day beaches, rugged coastline and so much more ! In the next few tips ‘n trips posts, you can read more about what we visited on our trip to La Douce France.

Today I will tell you a bit more about 2 gardens we visited : Giverny and Les Jardins du Pays d’Auge. Read more about the gardens we visited in Normandy!