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Meet Françoise, Your New Best Friend in Paris

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France Paris

May 2, 2017 by Andrea Szyper

“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…  


A Day in Strasbourg

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Alsace France

March 9, 2017 by Andrea Szyper

One of our favorite day trips on our popular Alsace Untour is a nice break from the bucolic countryside and wine road. Strasbourg is the biggest city in the Alsace region, with a population of close to 800,000. It has been at an international crossroads for centuries. It wears its rich history in the cabled…  


Isle-sur-Sorgue: Tag Along for a Day on the Town

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Coffee & Cafes France Provence

February 1, 2017 by Andrea Szyper

Isle sur Sorgue is a charming town in Provence, one of the hometown villages of our Provence Untour.  It is also well known as a center for the antique trade and for its lovely location, at the foot of the Vaucluse plateau. Isle-sur-Sorgue is known as the Venice of Provence because of the canals that pass…  


Room with a View: The 20 Best Untours Apartment Views

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Amalfi Coast France Greece Italy Provence Switzerland Tuscany

January 18, 2017 by Rachelwortmann

At UnTours we’re big believers in slow travel. What is slow travel? It’s slowing down, staying among the locals, spending more than just a few days (maybe even a few weeks), and immersing yourself in the local culture and ways. With travel becoming more accessible to more people than ever before, traveling to small European…  


Versailles: An Easy and Regal Paris Escape

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France Gardens and parks Museums Paris

January 11, 2017 by Untours Staff

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…  


My Paris Journal: Part 2

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France Paris

November 7, 2016 by Special Guest

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…  


Just Say Bonjour! Q&A with Provence Staff Anne

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France Gardens and parks Provence Wine

September 13, 2016 by Rachelwortmann

Ahhhh, Provence. There’s a reason why countless artists were inspired by this particular region in France, why it’s a hotbed for some of the world’s best food and wine, and why it is one of our most popular UnTours. The quaint villages are picturesque, but so full of life and culture. The locals are friendly,…  


My Paris Journal: Part 1

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France Paris

August 9, 2016 by Special Guest

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…  


A Parisian Secret: Musee de l’Orangeries

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France Paris

July 13, 2016 by Rachelwortmann

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…  


Sandra’s Alsace Part 4: Excursions to the Heart of Europe

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Alsace France

May 24, 2016 by Sandra Kohler

  In the fourth and final installment of her series on Alsace, Sandra Kohler writes about Alsace’s history during the first and second world wars. She and her husband Walt (whose photos are featured here) have been on many UnTours, but Alsace was an especially captivating region for them.   When I think back on…