June 6th, 1944 marks the pivotal moment in modern history when, on the beaches of Normandy, allied troops from Britain, Canada and the United States set in motion the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi occupation. The memory of their valiant deeds and sacrifice are forever honored on the D-Day beaches.
While it’s conceivable to “do” Paris in one day, it’s physically impossible to actually visit the city’s main sites in this short a time. But don’t despair, first time visitor. You can still enjoy your day in Paris. All you need is stamina and a pair of comfortable walking shoes.
The cuisine of northern France goes far beyond the regional stereotype of mussels and fries to dish out delectable specialties that reflect its dual French and Flemish heritage. Waterzooi anyone?
Things are looking up for the solo adventure traveler. Our numbers are growing, and the tourism industry is taking notice.
From simple roadside clams-and-fries shacks to noted restaurants with impressive views of the ocean and menus to match, the Massachusetts North Shore is a foodie heaven where catch-of-the-day really means fresh-off-the-boat seafood.
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.
After three years of extensive renovations, the exquisite eighteenth-century Hôtel Biron, Paris’ Left Bank home of the Rodin Museum, recently re-opened its doors
A flourishing center of industry since the Middle Ages and a coal production powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution, Lille, France’s northern most city, has transcended post World War II challenges to emerge into the twenty-first as a vibrant regional capital of business and art.
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