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A Languedoc Road Trip – Béziers to Adge

A Languedoc Road Trip – Béziers to Adge

From Phoenician shipping settlement to Roman trading center to Medieval Cathar stronghold, the Beziers-Adge area of the Mediterranean coastal plain of the Languedoc is bursting with remains of its rich and varied history.

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A Pioneering City of Art – Lille

A Pioneering City of Art – Lille

Lille is a city of great art museums. Open in 1809, its world-famous Palais des Beaux-Arts, one of the first museums to be established in the aftermath of the French revolution, holds the second largest collection in France after the Louvre. In recent decades, the Lille urban area has upheld its pioneering history with the opening of two additional museums that are also fast becoming landmarks of the international art scene.

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The Gem of the Vermillion Coast – Collioure

The Gem of the Vermillion Coast – Collioure

The Côte Vermeille is the last stretch of French Mediterranean coastline before the Spanish border. It’s where the rugged, vineyard-covered foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains tumble into the sea. And where Collioure, a sun-drenched fishing village clustered around its massive medieval fortress rises from the sea.

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Metz – Spanning Two Millennia of European History

Metz – Spanning Two Millennia of European History

I came to Metz, the historic capital of Lorraine, to visit its innovative new modern arts Pompidou Center. What I discovered was a city of beautifully preserved architectural and artistic treasures spanning two millennia of European history.

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The capital of the Alsacian Wine Road

The capital of the Alsacian Wine Road

La Route des Vins, the 170 kilometer itinerary that meanders north to south through the legendary Alsatian Vineyard abound with villages and towns filled with picture-perfect half-timbered facades and window-boxes of cascading red geraniums. Along the way, a proliferation of noted eateries dish out the succulent specialties for which Alsace is renowned.

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Josette King

I was barely in my teens when travel became a driving force in my life. Now as a travel writer and photographer, I have visited over 45 countries in some of the most photogenic corners of the planet, taking tens of thousands of pictures along the way. With my work, I thrive to capture the natural and cultural uniqueness of each area I visit. Get to know me better…

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