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Destination: France 

Established: Treaty of Verdun – August 843, Republic – 22 September 1792 Population: 67,076,000 (2020 Estimate) Religion: 57.5% Roman Catholic, 35% Non-religious, 3.5% other faiths, 3% Protestant Language: French Capital: Paris Order of Visit: Tenth First Visit: 24 April 2006 Last … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Days 101 and 102 – San Sebastian to Paris to Helsinki, Finland

Friday 7 July 2006 and Saturday 8 July 2006 Highlights: Sacre Coeur Monument (Paris), the sun still shining at 1 am (Helsinki) Friday Friday started with a very long travel day of over 13 hours, while the bus stopped in … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 92 – Nice to Avignon (France) and Barcelona, Spain

Wednesday 28 June 2006 Highlights: The Palace of the Popes (Avignon), bustling Las Ramas (Barcelona) Travelling from Nice to Barcelona we stopped off at Avignon, France for a short period.   Avignon was the home of the Popes during the … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 91 – Nice and Cannes, France

Tuesday 27 June 2006 Highlights: Beaches at Cannes World famous Cannes has to be one of the most beautiful places in Europe.   Undertaking a day train trip from Nice to this tourist town you could tell as you got … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 90 – Nice and Monaco, Principality of Monaco

Monday 26 June 2006 Highlights: Expensive yachts, wealth of Monaco Today I did a day trip on the train from Nice to Monaco which in some ways is a separate country but in others is part of France.   They … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 89 – Munich to Nice, France

Sunday 25 June 2006 Highlights: Promenade des Anglais With almost everything shut in Munich I awoke to the sound of car horns that had not stopped all night the German’s had won last night and they didn’t want anyone to … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 88 – Nice to Munich, Germany

Saturday 24 June 2006 Highlights: The Wold Cup Germany (2) v Sweden (Knock Out Stage) Waking up very early (7.30 am) I got up after a sleepless night (due to the heat not concern about making the game) I had … Continue reading

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