Our ETBD Tour of Village France,
9/16 - 10/3/2002

Itinerary map, copyright Rick Steves, 2002 Chartres Chinon (Loire Valley) Oradour sur Glane Montignac Rocamadour (Dordogne) La Malene (Gorges du Tarn) Pont du Gard Cassis (Provence) Provence Roussillon (Provence) Sisteron Chamonix Alps (Chamonix) Beaune (Burgundy) Burgundy Semur en Auxois (Burgundy) Brig and Russ joined yet another Rick Steves' ETBD tour, this time around central and southern France. We had a lot of fun, as usual. This site serves as our scrapbook, to help remember the vacation, and to extend the enjoyment. It also is intended to provide friends, relatives, coworkers, fellow tour members (and surprisingly often, people we've never met) with a way to get a flavor of how we experienced the tour.

If you have comments, suggestions, questions, or photos that ought to be included (fellow tour members: we are very interested in photos of our impromptu baptisms in the Tarn, and we are also looking for copies of Sarah's daily schedules for 9/26 and 9/30), please don't hesitate to email us.

Due to server space and browser window size limitations, image size and quality on this website are significantly reduced from the original photos. Tour members and guides desiring one or more photos for personal use should feel free to contact us, and we will be happy to get full-resolution copies for you.

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Except where otherwise noted, all text and images are copyright 2002 by Brigid Hom-Schnapp and Russell Schnapp.
9/16:   San Diego to Chartres Sarah's first schedule
9/17:   Chartres to Chinon Notre Dame de Chinon
9/18:   Chinon Cycling along the Loire
9/19:   Oradour sur Glane, Montignac A mouth-watering picnic
9/20:   Montignac Canoeing past castles on the Vezere
9/21:   Sarlat Market, To Rocamadour Perusing the dried herbs on a Sarlat 'market day'
9/22:   Rocamadour, Padirac Cavern A lot of stairs to climb!
9/23:   To Gorges du Tarn, La Malène Catnap in Conques
9/24:   Canoeing on the Tarn Can you sense the impending upset?
9/25:   To Cassis, en Provence Stuffed mussels ala Provence
9/26:   Cassis Sunset turns Cassis' cliffs golden...
9/27:   To Roussillon Mushrooms in the Aix market
9/28:   Roussillon, Apt Fruit plate at another fine picnic
9/29:   To Chamonix Sisteron's cliffs
9/30:   Dropping in on Chamonix Meanwhile, a mile above Chamonix...
10/1:   To Burgundy The Hotel Dieu courtyard
10/2:   Semur en Auxois A kiss goodbye
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Best of Europe
Best of Spain & Portugal
Best of Southern Italy (& Sicily)