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August 06, 2013 in Art Europe France Italy / (0) comments

Aug06
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Many VBT vacations to Europe include stops in cities with world famous museums – either on the trip or on our optional pre- or post-trip extensions. We wanted to provide a list for you of some of the great sculptures that you could see along your journeys. Some are masterpieces that cannot be missed and some are lesser known pieces… Read More

January 02, 2013 in France VBT Community / (0) comments

Jan02
Machu Picchu, Peru

For over a century the Tour de France has been cycling’s most celebrated event. And while biking in France in the renowned race is the ultimate honor for a cyclist, you have to admit, it’s kind of a shame that the bikers zip through some of France’s most amazing settings, and they never get to enjoy the scenery, or to… Read More

December 18, 2012 in France / (0) comments

Dec18
Machu Picchu, Peru

Our Director of Worldwide Tour Leaders, Gina A., makes her home in Dijon. So when we started looking for a delicious French Recipe to share, it was pretty much a no-brainer as to who we should ask. Gina recommended a gougères recipe from Epicurious that’s nice and easy to follow. Try whipping some up for your next holiday party as… Read More

August 20, 2012 in France / (0) comments

Aug20
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It’s a perfectly stereotypical French tale involving an August holiday, a famous artist, a renowned investigator and an ill-advised cigarette break. But before you cue Henry Mancini’s “Pink Panther Theme,” here’s the real story about how Mona Lisa was removed from the Louvre in Paris and how she remained missing for over two years. On August 22, 1911, the French… Read More

August 08, 2012 in France / (0) comments

Aug08
Machu Picchu, Peru

Paris is one of the world’s most acclaimed cities, with very good reason. Boasting over 100 museums, more than 30 parks and gardens, 20 Arrondissements, two contrasting banks and one legendary river, the City of Light certainly has no shortage of sights to see. In fact, even for a seasoned traveler, sightseeing in Paris can be a daunting endeavor. But… Read More

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