Mini-guide to Avignon

June 20, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | Farther Afield

Pont, Popes and Plays Tourists admiring the architecture of Avignon. Avignon, dominated by the imposing 14th-century Gothic fortress of the Palais des Papes and the adjacent golden-statue-topped Notre-Dame des Doms Cathedral next to it, is best known to the world … Read More

Touring France

July 19, 2005 | By Owen McGowan | Farther Afield

Making Sens of Burgundy The very first bridge over the mighty Seine, just a trickle at its source. There are umpteen options for a weekend getaway from Paris, but how many take you to places nobody goes to, French or … Read More

Bicyclette Verte

April 19, 2005 | By Paris Update | Farther Afield

Biking Without a Backpack Scenery along Bicyclette Verte’s Voie Bleue. April 20, 2005: You don’t have to be Lance Armstrong to enjoy cycling through France’s beautiful countryside, but the fun of biking at a leisurely pace can be spoiled by … Read More