France Vacations Blog

By Diane Condon-Boutier

The France Vacations Blog is the place to keep updated regarding the website. It will...

- let you know whenever any new web pages appear on, reflecting my most recent thoughts and findings.

- keep you up-to-date with other content or interesting links that I discover.

- point out some of our outstanding content pages that you might otherwise miss.

- let you know when I send out new information such as my e-zine, special updates and announcements (in case you don't like to give your e-mail address, or if your ISP tends to over-filter causing you to miss an issue).

- allow a forum for everyone to share their experiences of awesome French vacations. Creating an account is not necessary, just use the form below to share your experience! Once your post gets approved, it will be viewable by other visitors daily. You are also given a signature link back to your website or blog!

Jan 01, 2019

New Year’s trip to Vouvray - Part 2

Our New Year’s trip to Vouvray - Part 2

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Dec 30, 2018

New Year's Trip to Vouvray

My New Year’s eve weekend trip to Vouvray in the Loire River Valley

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Dec 30, 2018

An American In France Blog

Want to get a glimpse into real French life? Here, I will give periodic updates and musings on my life in France!

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Aug 20, 2018


Luxemburg 2018


Aug 19, 2018

"La Vesle" River

August 1918 WWI . In FISMES a town near Reims (east of Paris)

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Aug 14, 2018

Amazing D-Day Tour with Diane

My husband and I were beyond pleased with our full day tour of the D-Day sites. We both enjoy this chapter of history, and our guide Diane Condon-Boutier

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Aug 11, 2018

Saint Valéry en Caux - Normandy

Henry IV Museum - Saint Valery En Caux - Normandy

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Aug 05, 2018

Rouxmesnil-Bouteilles WWII Commemoration Ceremony

We have visited Rouxmesnil-Bouteilles twice now for the Feb. 11 commemoration ceremony. The ceremony honors those who were killed when the B24 Liberator

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Mar 25, 2017

Spooky: The Adventures of a Ship's Cat in WWII

A children's book about Spooky the cat, who goes to war in support of her soldier friends during the WW II Allied Raid on Dieppe.

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Mar 25, 2017

Operation Jubilee

Great videos around Operation Jubilee - a tour of museum, an interview of a Canadian Army soldier.

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Aug 02, 2015

Carrying pigeons, pigeon carriers, and carrier pigeons in WW2

The pigeon has played a important role in French history, especially carrier pigeons in WW2.

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Jan 18, 2015

Through These Doors, the Manoir at Bout L’Abbé

“Through These Doors, the Manoir at Bout L’Abbé” tells of lives spent in Diane's part of Normandy, from contemporary times back through the pages of history to the Middle Ages.

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Jan 01, 2015

The Book Beginning

My book beginning - I decided to write a historical novel with the main character being a venerable manor house telling its history as illustrated by successive generations of people linked to it.

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Mar 30, 2014


What is it about the French-British-Relationship? There are countless anecdotes regarding the French-British relationship and that love/hate thing going on between these two neighboring countries.

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Mar 23, 2014

Events and Happenings

Here is where I will keep you up to date on upcoming festivals, commemorations, events, etc.

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