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France is the largest country in the European Union in terms of area and, with its 67 million inhabitants, the second largest country after Germany. France had the second largest colonial empire after Great Britain. The overseas territories incorporated today are, for example, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, Mayotte, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, New Caledonia or French Polynesia. The largest cities are Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice, Nantes, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Lille and Rennes.

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Paris – Tourist Attractions, Things to do & Photo spots (France)

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The last stop of our river cruise with A-ROSA VIVA on the Seine was also the beginning of our journey 7 days ago: the metropolis PARIS. On the first day, however, we didn’t have much time to drive into the city. For this we were all the more pleased that today, in the best weather, we had the opportunity to explore Paris on our own all day 🙂 Paris is considered the city of love and with its many sights …

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Vernon & the Gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny (France)

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Vernon was the last stop of our river cruise with A-ROSA before we went back to the starting point to the metropolis Of Paris. The small town is picturesquely located in the valley of the Seine, halfway between Rouen and Paris. In addition to visiting an imposing collegiate church and beautiful half-timbered houses in Vernon, we were following in the footsteps of a famous artist in the neighbouring village of Giverny.

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Caudebec-en-Caux – Tourist Attractions & Photo spots (France)

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The 2nd day of our river cruise with A-ROSA on the Seine took us further upstream to the small town of Caudebec-en-Caux, which is also the westernmost pier of the A-ROSA on the Seine. From here to the mouth of the Atlantic, it is only about 50 kilometres. Caudebec-en-Caux is a relatively small town with about 2,300 inhabitants. As with many communities in Normandy, the name derives from the Old Scandinavian language: Caldebec means ‘cold bach’.

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Paris – Photo spots for the Eiffel Tower & the Louvre (France)

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After we had moved into our cabin on the A-ROSA VIVA at 2 p.m., we didn’t have much time until we dropped off at 9 p.m. But since today was really a beautiful Saturday afternoon with bright sunshine in Paris, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to at least go back to the city for a short time to take some nice photos of the Eiffel Tower and the Louve ☼

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Seine River Cruise with A-ROSA VIVA (France)

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With A-ROSA we were already on the road in 2017, at that time we went along the Danube with ROSA BELLA: Vienna, Esztergom, Bratislava, Budapest and the World Heritage Site Wachau were on the agenda. We were incredibly excited to do a river cruise because it’s a slow, very slow trip. We were all the more pleased that we had the opportunity to go on a river cruise again this year. This time we went on the A-ROSA VIVA along …

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Strasbourg – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots (France)

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Our day trip to Strasbourg was very spontaneous: Friday was predicted in the news super weather for the whole weekend and on Sunday at 9 o’clock we sat in the car and entered Strasbourg as a destination in our navigation system. From Darmstadt, Strasbourg is only about 200 kilometres away, so it took us just under 2 hours to get to the city. And the weather forecast was also true: it was bright blue sky and the sun was already …

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