Destination: Lyon, France (OFII edition)

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Along the Rhône river in Lyon (October 2017).

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Situated in central-east France, Lyon is a lively, thriving city of some 500,000 people and amazing scenery along its two rivers, the Saône and Rhône. The third-largest city in France behind Paris and Marseille, the city of Lyon is famous for its gastronomy and numerous sites and monuments that are sure to keep you busy, whether for a weekend or a lifetime.

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Destination: Vernon, France

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Le Vieux Moulin (October 2016).

Upon hearing of Vernon, you might wonder just where this place is. Or maybe you’ve heard of it in-passing, since its train station is a popular stop for tourists on their way to Giverny, located about five kilometers away, for a visit to Monet’s house and gardens as a day trip from Paris. Whichever way you see it, Vernon is a fairly off-the-grid town, often overshadowed, but nevertheless has charm and some places worth checking out.

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