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The 10 Most Romantic Places in Europe

on Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:37
10 most romantic places in Europe

There's nothing like travel to stoke romance. The sights and sounds and smells and tastes of new places can stir your passion for living, and sharing those thrills with another is a perfect way to build your relationship.

Untours are made for love, giving you space to spread out in an apartment, autonomy to do your own thing, and a local host who can make suggestions for the perfect date night. Here are our favorite places in Europe for romance! Share these Untours with someone special.

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Paris, in the Footsteps of Grandmere

on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:11
Personal journey on a Paris Untour

Elizabeth Pontarolo recently joined us for Untours in Prague and Paris. Her time in Paris was a personal journey of sorts, in pursuit of her late grandmother's haunts. Here she shares some images and thoughts from her time in the City of Light. A highlight was finding the apartment building that her Grandmere lived in when she was a baby and young child

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Meet Françoise, Your New Best Friend in Paris

on Tue, 05/02/2017 - 22:02
Francoise, Untours staff for your apartment stay in Paris

“I enjoy meeting people, especially foreigners,” explains Françoise Guilledroit, our new local staff person for the Paris Untour. Having lived and traveled abroad, she understands their perspective well.

Françoise was born in northern France and currently resides in Paris with her husband, who is an art specialist working in Paris and Brussels. Her daughters, both in their 20s, live in the UK. She enjoyed traveling at that age as well.

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Versailles: An Easy and Regal Paris Escape

on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:32
Versailles day trip from Paris Untour
A trip to Paris isn’t complete without a daytrip to nearby Versailles, just a short trip on the regional train.
 
France’s most famous château overwhelms most visitors. Breathing in its beauty, one understands how Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette could have made the fatal error of failing to flee in time to avoid Revolutionary mobs. Versailles simply wasn’t a place easily abandoned. 
 
Today, it ranks as the most popular destination for day-trippers from Paris, receiving more than three million visitors a year.
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My Paris Journal: Part 2

on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 11:05
Father Tom Lumpkin is a tireless advocate for the poor in Detroit. He is a quiet community hero, and was a perfect choice for our Untours Giveaway. Read about his good works here. He and his sister traveled to Paris with us this year on a free Untour, our small thank you for a man who has helped so many in his community. Here is the second half of his Paris journal. Click here to read the first installment.
 
What follows is the second half of a petit journal of my Paris trip. A five-star thanks to the Untours folks for making it possible. Words cannot express my appreciation!
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My Paris Journal: Part 1

on Tue, 08/09/2016 - 13:19
Father Tom Lumpkin is a tireless advocate for the poor in Detroit. He is a quiet community hero, and was a perfect choice for our Untours Giveaway. Read about his good works here. He and his sister traveled to Paris with us on a free Untour, our small thank you to a man who has helped so many in his community. Here is the first half of his Paris journal.
 
What follows is a petit journal of my Paris trip. A five-star thanks to the Untours folks for making it possible. Words cannot express my appreciation!
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A Parisian Secret: Musee de l'Orangeries

on Wed, 07/13/2016 - 13:52
Paris Untour arts

When most people travel to Paris they have a top-10 list including the usual suspects: Musee D'Orsay, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and maybe even Versailles. On my most recent trip to Paris I thought, I've been there, done that, what else can I go see?! After some online searching I came across a darling museum, the Musee de l'Orangerie, a small art gallery featuring impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. Located near the Tuileries Gardens, it was central, and seemed to have a great collection of pieces, so I decided to check it out one afternoon.

Walking into the Orangerie, which was built

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Cruise the Rivers of Europe With Us: A Ventures Video Adventure

on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 15:46
Paris on a river cruise with Ventures

It's no secret that we love Europe. We've been hosting guests on apartment-based vacations in Europe for 40 years! But we've also fallen in love with Europe's waterways over the years. The rivers of Europe cut through some of its most beautiful countryside and string together majestic cities and chaming smaller towns. A river cruise is an interesting was to cover more territory and take it all in. Here's a little video tour of some of our favorite rivers of Europe:

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First Person Account: Paris, Without Fear

on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 15:18
Paris without fear
This piece was written by Kim Paschen who worked for Untours for many years, coordinating French Untours and then as Marketing Director. She recently returned from Paris and reports on the city she found in the gap between the November terrorist attacks and the international climate talks.
 
Friday, November 13. I won’t forget where I was when I first heard the breaking news of the Paris attacks.
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The 7 Best Street Markets in Paris

on Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:51
Shopping Parisian Markets Like a Local Paris Untours

Ahh les marchés, what could be more French than open-air markets? From fresh produce to fish and game to antiques and local artisanal products, every neighborhood has its own. You’ll mix with locals, pick up a little slang and certainly test your mental arithmetic when calculating whether that round of chèvre is a bargain or a rip-off. One could spend days exploring the numerous options, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorites (foodie ones first of course).

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