When you think of “cruising” you picture massive ocean liners, fancy restaurants, swimming pools, casinos, nightclubs and a lot of people on board. While cruising has always proven to be exciting and fun, it’s also known to be an escape of a grandeur scale—one of entertainment and nightlife. But what if you want a vacation that’s more intimate, more sophisticated, and more of a relaxed atmosphere with an enlightening experience? That’s what River Cruising can offer it’s travelers. It’s a way to really experience Europe, be immersed in the local cultures and explore hidden treasures along the countless ports where massive cruise ships cannot enter.
Finally, another rarely visited area by non-French folk is a little treat called the Viduct des Arts. This was my first visit here, and it was joyous, including the walk upstairs on the Promenade Plantee! To get here, go to Metro Bastille. Find the HUGE new Opera house when you come out of the metro station. Walk down the right side of the new Opera house (you’ll see a sign pointing to the Viduct des Arts), and shortly, you’ll be strolling along the shops with the Promenade above you. There are a couple of entrances with elevators to the Promenade to avoid the two steep staircases! The history:
I’ve just returned from two memorable weeks in France, one of my favorite countries, and Paris is definitely my favorite city in the world. I’ve been visiting France for 35 (yikes) years, and after this 12th visit, I’d like to share with you some observations and suggestions from this recent experience in a 2-part blog post. I’ll share my stops, my favorite must-sees, and my secret-off-the-beaten-path wonders to explore!
Imagine a private plane to take you to all of your tour destinations, not having to wait on a transfer bus to go from city to city, before your sightseeing can begin. That’s where the innovation of Air Tours truly shines. Hours usually spent on transfer bus rides have now been replaced with just minutes aboard a private flight. It minimizes your travel time to get from city to city and it maximizes your time to see and experience the sights on your trip.