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Chantilly, A Noble Parisian Escape and Horse Heaven

France Paris

November 16, 2020 by Untours Staff

Dreaming of France? No place could be dreamier than Chantilly, a nice day trip from Paris, with something for everyone. It is home to horse racing, featuring the world’s most ornate stables and a château that rises from a lake, giving it a dream-like quality that is especially appealing to children. Indeed, Château de Chantilly…  

Provence in Pictures, an Untourist Report

France Provence

February 5, 2020 by Special Guest

Wendell Rogers is a repeat Untourist who has joined us more than a half dozen times in Europe since 2011. He also happens to be a gifted photographer. He shared his images of Alsace from a recent trip, and here are more images of France. These come from his stay on the Provence Untour. “We…  

What’s on in Europe: 2020

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January 22, 2020 by Andrea Szyper

So much to see and do in Europe already, but why not plan your trip around some of the season’s special events? Festivals and fairs are a window into a culture, a signifier of what is important to a community, and an excellent way to rub elbows with the locals. Here is your 2020 trip…  

Provence: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh and Cézanne

Arts France Provence

November 6, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

In southern France in the late 1800s, a new crop of painters were moving their medium in exciting new directions that would radically reshape our notions of art. The Post-Impressionists favored bold color, visible brushwork, and sentiment in their work. Yet Post-Impressionism was not a cohesive movement, so much as a period of creative transition…  

The Best Gardens in Europe: 16 of Our Favorites

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May 28, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

As spring merges into summer, gardens in much of Europe are at their most vibrant and colorful. Whether you seek out gardens as a main sight for your day or duck into them as a respite from sightseeing in built environments, it is hard not to fall in love with these lovingly cultivated spaces. They…