This is the English translation of the article
in "Someday, Somewhere, 2007".
1. Outline 7. Avignon 13. Louvre Museum
2. Monaco, Eze Village 8. Pont du Gard 14. Palace of Versailles
3. Nice 9. Lyon 15. Orsay Museum
4. Aix-en-Provence 10. Bourges 16. Paris (1)
5. Arles 11. Chambord Castle 17. Paris (2)
6. Carcassonne 12. Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel (Nov. 29)
1. Outline
Our couple joined the tour sponsored by Hankyu Trapics and traveled around France for 11 days from November 23 2007, Labor Thanksgiving Day in Japan.

We arrived at Milan, Italy, at night on the first day.
From the second day our sightseeing bus ran north visiting various World Heritage Sites. The seventh day was at Mont Saint-Michel near English Channel, and the eighth and ninth days were for sightseeing in Paris with the visit to Versailles Palace.
It was actually an eight-day tour in France, visiting scenic spots, historic and cultural heritages.

My digital camera played a big role.as usual, taking more than 1,000 pictures, which made me spend the same long days with the travel starting from the arrival date until now for only the arrangement of those pictures. For this reason, I have to change my plan to start the travel essay immediately from now and show it on the Internet at the beginning of next year far beyond to some day next year..

First, to sort a huge number of pictures and carry them to this "Someday, Somewhere" as "Tour around France in 2007". I am going to trace the travel with the pictures following the itinerary from the next chapter.
The travelogue of "Tour around France in 2007" is planned to carry in "Zakki-cho" as the 42nd story after this work next year.

I completed the travelogue in Japanese as the 42nd story of Zakki-cho one month after this picture collection.
It is a travel essay with a short-short story, avoiding overlap with this article.
I'll be happy to have your visit there, too.

Monaco (Nov. 24)

Eze, Village of Eagle's Nest (Nov. 24)

Nice (Nov. 25)

Aix-en-Provence (Nov. 25)

Arles (Nov. 25)

Carcassonne (Nov. 26)

Avignon (Nov. 27)

Pont du Gard (Nov. 27)

Lyon Nov. 27)

Bourges (Nov. 28)

Chambord Castle (Nov. 28)

Mont Saint-Michel (Nov. 29)

Louvre Museum (Nov. 30)

Versailles Palace (Dec. 1)

Orsay Museum (Dec. 1)

Printemps Department Store (Dec.1)
I like this kind of inexpensive tour as usual, but this trip was under a forced tight schedule, too.
Most of the 34 tour members were senior couples. All of us could complete this trip safely thanks to the good weather and the considerate attendant and the safety driver.
Just for the reference, our footprints are as follows.
Date Place Itinerary
Friday
Nov. 23
Lv. Narita
via Helsinki
Ar. Milan
12:00 AY074 Helsinki 15:20
16:05 AY795 Milan 18:05@
(Stay: Milan: Ibis Centro)
Saturday
Nov. 24
Milan¨Monaco¨Eze¨Nice Afternoon:
Sightseeing in Monaco
Sightseeing in Eze Village
(Nice: Apogia Nice)
Sunday
Nov. 25
Nice¨Aix-en-Provence¨Arles¨Avignon Morning:
Sightseeing in Nice
Afternoon:
Sightseeing in the city of Aix-en-Provence
Cezanne's atelier
Sightseeing in Arles
(Avignon: De L'Horloge)
Monday
Nov. 26
Avignon Sightseeing in Carcassonne
(Avignon: De L'Horloge)
Tuesday
Nov. 27
Avignon¨Pont du Gard
¨Lyon
Morning:
Avignon Historic Area
Pont du Gard
Afternoon:
Lyon Historic Area
(Lyon: Tulip Inn Saphir)
Wednesday
Nov. 28
Lyon¨Bourges¨Loire¨
Tours
Afternoon:
Bourges Cathedral
@Chambord Castle
(Tours: Mercure Tours Centre)
Thursday
Nov. 29
Tours¨Mont Saint-Michel¨Saint-Malo Afternoon:
Le Mont Saint-Michel
(Saint-Malo: Central)
Friday
Nov. 30
Saint-Malo¨Paris Afternoon:
Louvre Museum
Sightseeing in Paris
(Paris: Forest Hill de La Villette)
Saturday
Dec. 1
Paris Palace of Versailles
Orsay Museum
Sightseeing in Paris
(Paris: Forest Hill de La Villettej
Sunday
Dec. 2
Lv. Paris (CDG)
via Helsinki
12:20 AY880
17:20 AY073
(in the plane)
Monday
Dec. 3
Ar. Narita 10:00
The air route was by Finland Airway.
The overland route was wholly by sightseeing bus.
Apology
Maybe due to my old word processor, I could not show the symbols peculiar to the French letters.
So sorry.
1. Outline (here) 2. Monaco, Eze Village >
1. Outline 7. Avignon 13. Louvre Museum
2. Monaco, Eze Village 8. Pont du Gard 14. Palace of Versailles
3. Nice 9. Lyon 15. Orsay Museum
4. Aix-en-Provence 10. Bourges 16. Paris (1)
5. Arles 11. Chambord Castle 17. Paris (2)
6. Carcassonne 12. Mont Saint-Michel Close
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