I can hardly believe the day of departure has almost arrived. This has been planned and anticipated for over three years. My traveling companion for this escapade is Jared, College Sophomore and my son. We have booked planes, hotels and transportation for most of our trip but have left a little wiggle room for those off the beaten path excursions.
We will spend our first week in Paris, exploring its nooks and crannies as well as a few of the usual tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Palace of Versailles, Notre Dame, Sacré-Cœur Basilica and a couple of Farmer’s markets. Our Paris leg also includes a trip to Mont St. Michael via high- speed train and an excursion to Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny.
From Paris we head to Lyon for a few days. With Lyon as our base, a day trip is planned to an amazing castle called the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval in Hauterives and Maison d’Ampere, Musee de L’electicite (Electricity museum) in Poleymieux .
Next stop on our expedition, the Medieval town of Serlat-La-Caneda. From there we’ll be visiting the prehistoric cave paintings at Grotte de Rouffignac and Laucaux as well as a winery or two.