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Riding Bikes in Paris

Having recently spent a wonderful week in Paris, John Reese asked us to write about the “Velib” cycle sharing system which we used with great success during our stay.  We thoroughly recommend you give it a go.  You’ll see the bikes parked in stations all over Paris – there are 1,800 stations (one every 300 […]

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I have chosen a life which lives in two countries. France. New Zealand. When we bought an apartment in the Latin Quarter of Paris I was overcome by the fact that our building had been built over four hundred years before. It was this knowledge that made me dream of everything the walls of our […]

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I’ve calculated that since my children started travelling with my wife and I, we as a family have travelled nearly 5 million kilometres. That’s a lot of airline meals, and a lot of experiences! There are three things that I particularly like about travelling with your kids: Giving your children the opportunity to travel as […]

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Escorted Tours 2015: Greek Islands, Italy, France, Portugal and Morocco For over twenty years I have regularly escorted groups through France and Europe. It is at this time of the year when I love planning where I am going to take people on tour for the following year. For the year 2015 I have chosen […]

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It’s been a long-held ambition of ours to do a canal boat cruise in Europe, preferably in France.  Recently, we bit the bullet, burnt our bridges and booked the boat.  In late September, we set off for France, and the Locaboat depot.  We traveled via Bordeaux and the Gironde region, a beautiful wine-growing region full […]

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French travel specialist John Reese has invested two decades in changing the way Kiwis feel about France, he tells Cameron Williamson of the Dominion Post Wellington (NZ) To sit in the garden of Renoir’s house, sketching 1000 year old olive trees and hearing the stories of the land, is John Reese’s kind of travel. Twenty […]

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  To be lost in a world of words can be as exciting as a visit to the Louvre. To be lost in a world of books, is the experience of visiting the Shakespeare & Co Bookshop in Paris. All tourists make a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral during their time in Paris. But unbeknown to […]

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It’s been quite a weekend for Europe. A new president for France, and electoral upheaval in Greece, adding to the risks of an unsettled Euro zone. But for Francois Hollande things couldn’t be better. A man who would be equally comfortable living as a butcher in a rural French village, has now ascended to the […]

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From 29 February – 4 April 2012 a fabulous selection of French films will be gracing New Zealand screens during the sixth annual Alliance Française French Film Festival. Proudly sponsored by L’Oréal Paris, the Alliance Française French Film Festival offers a comprehensive national programme over five weeks and nine cities, making it the biggest French […]

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  Another year has gone by. The tree is decorated and the ham is being glazed as we speak! I’d like to take this opportunity of thanking you for so loyally following my travel blog through 2011. I have loved the opportunity of sharing once a week with you my stories and experiences of travelling […]

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