Wine-tasting in Weissenkirchen, a Top Wachau Wine Town

At our Wine-tasting in Weissenkirchen, We Learned a Lot about Wachau Wines : The Wachau Valley is one of Austria's most famous and exciting wine regions and on the Danube River stretch of our Vienna to Paris river cruise we stopped at Weissenkirchen, one of the nine top viticultural towns in … [Read more...]

Sightseeing in Vienna … worth it even in the Rain!

A Walking Tour of Vienna to Discover Vienna Off-the-Beaten Track: Paris and The heart of Europe - Uniworld River Cruise - Day 2: For our sightseeing in Vienna, we had a choice of a visit to the Imperial Treasury to see the Habsburg crown jewels or a walking tour of Vienna titled "Vienna at … [Read more...]

Classical Concerts in Famous Paris Churches

Paris Classical Concerts in Heavenly Settings: Paris is a city that's rich in beautiful and historical churches and cathedrals, many of which date back to medieval times. From the small Romanesque churches to the great Gothic cathedrals, many of these Paris churches are on the popular tourist … [Read more...]

Rediscovering Rhine Castles on a Rhine River Cruise

Historic and Romantic Castles Dominate This Middle Rhine Valley World Heritage Site: The Middle Rhine Valley is world famous for its concentration of beautiful and grand castles and castle ruins which are a thrilling feature of its rugged landscape.  Most of these castles were built in the 12th … [Read more...]

The Promenade Plantée – A Secret Paris Garden

Coulée Verte

A Relaxing Stroll in the Promenade Plantée, an Unusual Paris Garden: The Jardin des Tuileries, Luxemburg Gardens and Bois de Vincennes are all historical Paris parks and gardens that tourists are familiar with.  One relatively new Paris Coulée Verte or green space that is somewhat of a secret … [Read more...]

Père-Lachaise – The World’s Most Visited Cemetery

A Visit to Père-Lachaise, the World's Most Famous Cemetery: With more than two million visitors a year, Père-Lachaise is said to be one of the most visited cemeteries in the world and this afternoon, as the rain storm cleared away, we made our way to 20th arrondissement in the east of Paris. … [Read more...]

A Fascinating Visit to the Paris Chocolate Museum

The Musée Gourmand du Chocolat Has 4,000 Years of Cocoa History: We normally wouldn't have gone to a chocolate museum like the Musée Gourmand du Chocolat as on the surface, it seems like something that's been created just for tourists.  However, it was one of the free attractions in our Paris … [Read more...]

Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux Cité

Paris Markets: Flower Market and Bird City: An interesting Paris market to visit in the 4th arrondissement is the Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux Cité. This City Flower and Bird Markets have been operating at the Place Louis Lépine on the Ile de la Cité since 1808. As the name indicates, the … [Read more...]