Submitted by Barbara Krauss on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 14:28
Few people love bread and bread-making as much as WYSU's Barbara Krauss, so you can imagine her delight at finding a bread FESTIVAL in Paris during the WYSU tour. Our resident "breadhead" shares her observations.
Submitted by Tricia Perry on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 01:36
When I first started to plan for this WYSU trip to France, I knew I wanted to bring my daughter, who would turn 11 just before we left. As I began to research the cost of all the amazing museums and tours available, especially in Paris, I was surprised to learn that for children under age 18, there is no charge at all to get into most museums. NONE! And for adults the price is minimal, especially when considering the quality and quantity of what you can see with a ticket in hand. So here is a schedule of what Lucia and I did and how much it cost:
Submitted by Tricia Perry on Sun, 05/11/2014 - 04:35
If Paris is a box of jewels, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Opera House, the Cathedral of Notre Dame and all the other treasured buildings and sites are the gems found inside. And the Eiffel Tower is the biggest diamond in the box!
Submitted by Tricia Perry on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:37
The South of France – where we learn there is more to this country than Paris
Most of the 43 people on the WYSU/Go Head Tour have the same goal: they want to see the City of Light. But before we do, we will explore other towns in France, all very different than Paris, but just as important to the rich history and culture here.
Submitted by Tricia Perry on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:26
If you want to know exactly how to do something in a country where you do not speak the language, ask your guide. Of course, not everyone has a guide, but all of us traveling in the south of France right now with WYSU and Go Ahead Tours do have one . Here are some tips from the infamous JJ:
1. No one eats dinner in France before 7:30 or 8 pm. Restaurants are empty at 5 or 6. You did not pick a bad place, they are just not expecting you yet!
Submitted by Tricia Perry on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:39
“Though the light is intense, it’s also soft and tender.” -- Henri Matisse, the artist, who made his home in Nice.
The fifth largest city in France, Nice can be intense. But it is spring, the light is NOT glaring here in the south of France. It is a combination of clouds and sun with no real humidity and enough cloud cover to prevent the sun from being too hot. So what I am saying is … it is just perfect. We are comfortable on Saturday – our full day in Nice -- from beginning to end.
Submitted by Tricia Perry on Sat, 05/03/2014 - 08:42
“Inspiration can hit you at any time.”
I found that quote, in English, on the back of the napkin in our bread basket at the very first dinner with the WYSU/Go Ahead tour group in France. Following that phrase were several blank lines, just waiting for a pen and writer, perhaps that traveler, full of a first French meal of swordfish, white wine and the excitement of being in a new place for the first time.
This trip is scheduled for 10 days, starting May 1, 2014. It includes Nice, the Cote d’Azure, Monte Carlo, and Paris, of course! A basic tour price of $3,600 includes airfare, all hotels, many meals, and much more.
Update: At the moment, the tour is sold out, but cancellations are always a very strong possibility.