Old abbeys, vibrant artists' gardens, historic beaches and charming fishing villages: Normandy, located just one to two hours from Paris by coach or rail, offers all that and more. Normandy, situated along the English Channel in northern France east of Brittany, is a fascinating region, rich in history, art, architecture and food.
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When we think of Paris, our mind conjures up visions of exquisite art, delicious wines, phenomenal perfumes, and fresh baked breads and pastries. The best part is that all of these wonderful things can be had by shopping in the open markets of Paris. Ooh la la!
If you have not had the pleasure of visiting the markets of Paris, you certainly must put this on your list of things to do the next time you visit the City of Love. Just about every district in Paris has their own open market and it is truly a fun and cultural experience that you do not want to miss out on.
Perhaps the best part of taking a vacation is that you get to explore new places, have exciting adventures, and discover a world of things you never even knew existed. On a recent trip to Toulouse we found a fountain of youth secret that we want to share. We were introduced to Pastel by our local tour guide in the charming town of Toulouse. Our guide told us about this popular Pastel cream that is unique to the area. This amazing cream works miracles for your skin and is known to smooth your skin, get rid of blemishes, and work wonders on dry skin and wrinkles! The cream is amazing and the history of the plant is truly fascinating.
Scotland is the birthplace of golf. It's generally accepted that the game originated there during the Middle Ages. In fact, the name "golf" is derived from the Scots word, "gouf," meaning stick. Some of the most beautiful, rugged and challenging courses in the world are located in Scotland. Among these are the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews, frequent host of the British Open. Any serious golfer needs to play at least one round on Scottish soil. What better way to enjoy this part of the world than by combining a relaxing barge cruise with a few rounds on some of Scotland's finest links.
A Barge Cruise on Scotland's Caledonia Canal
At The Barge Connection, we offer a delightful seven-day Scotland golf barge cruise aboard the eight-passenger "Scottish Highlander."