Touring Bird is a resource for travelers seeking information while planning their next trip. Here are Tips that I contributed to the site for travelers planning a visit to Provence or Marseille. The site can be searched based upon your
The monuments of Paris are only one hundred miles (160 km) directly north of the forests and ponds found in this rural area of France. The noise of the city is replaced by the whoosh generated by the wings of
The garden of La Couronne, overlooking the Foret de Retz, is only 90 km from Paris. The drive from the airport Charles de Gaulle is about an hour over a national highway and smaller roads through forest, countryside and villages.
The Western Front stretched from the English Channel to Switzerland. By 1917, the 700 km of terrain between these two landmarks had been pulverized by three years of war. America had been affected by having its ships sunk, but
Every small town Indiana water tower, the walls of the Paris Metro and most boxcars and city buses wear ‘spray painting’. Some expertly and elaborately created, and others of the ‘Johnny loves Susie’ genre, not interesting or creative. CRUSH
Interwoven into daily life in the south of France, you will note a number of recurring themes: prevalent is talk of either the presence of or the anticipated arrival of the mistral, the wind that races down the Rhone Valley
Join the riders in the 2016 Tour de France as they climb the Mont Ventoux, one of the most famous and grueling stages of the Tour. Plan your trip to Provence to see the Tour and enjoy the ambiance of
A popular parking station for bicycles from Paris’s Vélib’ rental service was recently discovered to be in the Canal Saint-Martin. To give it a good scrubbing, the city drained the canal in January for the first time in 14 years.