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An Ode to Provence

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Apartments France Provence Wine

August 9, 2022 by Jonathan Coleman

I like wine. And when the cork on a bottle of wine is popped in Provence, it’s an occasion. The moment is made.  I also like to travel. New places, new friends, new tastes and smells. It brings my senses to the surface and makes my brain buzz with delight and curiosity.  Traveling to a place…  


Parisian Passion: A First Impression

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France Paris Prague

December 14, 2021 by Special Guest

Our UnTours Foundation Co-CEO Jonathan Coleman recently returned from his first Untour trip, and his first time ever visiting Switzerland and France. Here he shares his first impression of Paris. I arrived in Paris on a train from Basel by way of Strasbourg. For the last leg of the trip, I had the bad luck…  


Three Kings Cake: A European Tradition for Epiphany

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Food and Drink France Provence

December 8, 2021 by Untours Staff

Our colleague Anne in Provence has shared one of her favorite traditions with us, the galette des rois, a sweet enjoyed for Epiphany (just after the new year). The guest who finds the fève in his or her piece is thought to be lucky. Make your own! Here’s how. Almond Filling 1 cup almond flour 1/2…  


High Above Paris: Sacré-Coeur

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Paris

October 15, 2021 by Untours Staff

The Basilica of Sacré-Coeur’s distinctive white dome floats above Paris, a landmark visible from all quarters of the city. Anchored in Montmartre, the beautiful church has been witness to the neighborhood’s evolution, from bohemian artists’ hive to tourist hotspot. Its slopes and benches have hosted generations of young loungers, bohemians, and lovers. The Sacred Heart…  


Chantilly, A Noble Parisian Escape and Horse Heaven

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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

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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…