Back to My Summer Trip and to Reims, France

16 10 2017

I have a few more write-ups on my trip to Europe in August.  The stop after Luxembourg City and a day trip to Trier, Germany was Reims, France in the Champagne region.

My ride from Luxembourg City to Reims

Arriving at the Reims train station very close to my hotel.

Left my luggage at the hotel and wandered around.

And lunch!!

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Random Trier, Germany: the Roman Amphitheater, Ducklings, Buildings, etc., etc.

29 09 2017

A fun day spent in Trier, Germany including lots of walking due to getting lost, miscalculated proximity, etc. but all good.





From Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Trier, Germany

10 09 2017

Luxembourg is such a small country that borders are very close which was one of the reasons why I decided to visit it and its capital so that I could visit Trier, Germany, a historic city with multiple World Heritage sites.

So I took a day out of my stay in Luxembourg City to visit Germany.

The night before my trip, went to get train tix for the next day.

The next morning, I took one of the trains that left around 9:30 am.

My ride

Arriving in Trier just after one hour journey





Walking in Luxembourg City: From Gare to the Old Town and Back

19 08 2017

The first morning in Luxembourg City, after breakfast, on my way to the main tourist attraction of inside the old city fortress, it was a nice walk through rather empty streets and roads, looking at mostly art deco buildings.

And going back.





Leaving on a Jet Plane

12 08 2017

Offices closed for the coming week and getting away.

Today’s destination:  Luxembourg

 





A Day in Grasse

9 08 2017

On the final proper day in France during my visit back in June, I had made plans to go up to Grasse to see an English/Scottish couple I know from work.

Situated about 20 km. north of Cannes, I had been to Grasse on a few occasions to eat but always only to go to the restaurant and straight back.  I was looking forward to do a proper visit.

After having done one meeting in Cannes, I was picked up by my friends and we drove up to Grasse.

Before reaching the town center, we stopped by Molinard’s perfumery/perfume museum, Grasse being famous for its perfumes.

Scenes from around the town center including a stop at the Fragonard Museum.

My friend Kathy recommended me this book (and which was made into a film) which takes place in Grasse.  We found it as a display in a shop.

 

Time for lunch.  Great food.

An after-lunch stroll.

And found a cat!

Wanted to go into the cathedral but there was a wedding going and we were not allowed in or so we thought but we probably could have gone in.  It was a beggar at the entrance that was “guarding” the church from people entering.

Time to hit the road.





From Marseille to Cannes and in Mandelieu-La Napoule Twice in a Day

7 08 2017

The drive from Marseille to Cannes was uneventful except for the fuel stop we made along the way where we struggled with the gas pump but we weren’t the only ones which kind of made us feel better though less so for my friend who actually had to feed her car.

We had decided to have lunch before getting to Cannes and Mandelieu-La Napoule was the perfect stop and the lunch was beautiful.

After lunch, we drove to Cannes and I checked into my wonderful apartment.

I picked up my badge for the convention I was attending.

And had time to shop for some wines and grocery.

And then it was time for me to go back to Mandelieu-La Napoule for dinner for a very nice group dinner I have been attending for the last so many years.

The dinner.








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