Emily Durand of Your Private Provence: Pink Lady girl

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on life in France, travel

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I love getting to know other foreigners in France better and hearing their stories. I have the pleasure of introducing Emily Durand of Your Private Provence to you today. Until she wrote this post for my readers below, I had no idea that Provence was such a major player in France’s apple scene or that Emily’s family has acres and acres of apple orchards! Have a read…

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Photo tour of our canal cruise destinations (VIDEO)

Written by Diane. Posted in on life in France, travel

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Howdy, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

If you’ve been following along on the blog, you know that Tom, Dagny, my in-laws and I headed east last month to the Alsace region of France for a canal cruise. We rented a boat and set out on the canal for a week full of locks, relaxation and nature. You can get all the details here along with info on going through a lock. Today’s post is all about the destinations. Be sure to scroll to the end for the highlight of the post — a video I put together giving you an overview of the whole trip!

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Tips for going through canal locks in France and what it’s really like (VIDEO)

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on life in France, travel

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Canal locks are a given on a canal boating trip, and on our recent canal cruise in Alsace aboard a Nicols boat, we must have done at least 40 over the course of the week. At first, we were total amateurs, but after a couple of days, we figured out a good system to safely and efficiently pass through the locks. What are locks, how do they work, and what are some tips for operating them?

Read on and be sure to scroll to the end for a video I made all about our canal lock experience!

 

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