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The cheapest and easiest way to get from Marseille to Avignon

The cheapest and easiest way to get from Marseille to Avignon is by regional train. Here are our step-by-step directions for getting from the Marseille train station (Gare de Saint-Charles) to Avignon Centre: Step 1: Make your way to the Marseille … Continue reading

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What to see and do in Figueres

Figueres is best known as the birthplace of surrealist artist Salvador Dali, and its main attraction for tourists is the Dalí Theatre-Museum. The city is located about 90 miles northeast of Barcelona  which makes it a nice day trip option for fans … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit Park Güell

Commissioned as a private residential development by Barcelona native Eusebi Güell at the turn of the 20th century, Park Guëll is one of Barcelona’s major tourist attractions.  Situated on a small hill just north of the city, the park, which opened to the … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Caixa Forum

One of Barcelona’s many cultural centers is the Caixa Forum. Situated on Montjuic Hill, amidst sights and attractions leftover from the 1929 International Expo, this particular site will appeal not only to art lovers, but to fans of architecture as … Continue reading

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Things to do in Lafayette – Visit Acadian Village

The picturesque open air museum known as Acadian Village is an interesting place to visit for a chance to see authentic 19th century Acadian homes. Though not as culturally diverse as Vermilionville Historic Village, the exhibits here offer a glimpse … Continue reading

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Things to do in Lafayette

Lafayette, while lacking iconic tourist sites (such as the French Quarter in New Orleans), is a fantastic city to visit, especially during any one of the many music or cultural events/festivals. It was recently named the “Happiest city in America”. … Continue reading

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Things to do in Arles – Visit the Cryptoportico

  Arles has a number of sites remaining from its days as a Roman colony. One of these sites is the Cryptoportiques, or Cryptoportico, a subterranean arcaded gallery dating to the 1st century BC. Built as the foundation of the Roman Forum, which extended from … Continue reading

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Seeing Paris with the ‘Paris Museum Pass’

If you’re in Paris and looking to maximize your travel spending, consider purchasing the Paris Museum Pass. The card offers free admission to many of the city’s major museums and attractions, with a few notable exceptions being the Eiffel Tower, … Continue reading