Along the French and German border, a photo gallery

It’s time for a new adventure to France so I thought I would revisit a few of the pictures from a past trip.  I have made similar trips in recent years to sites in the Alsace region of France.  The reason for these trips is not just the scenery or historic sites.  It is something even more important.  This was explained on SERENDIPITY in “Where Would You Travel?”

One of my trips went from Chicago to New York with a five hour lay over.  I explained to my friend that spending vacation with him was the only reason I would spend 5 hours in JFK airport.  From there it was on to Frankfurt, Germany and a two hour lay over waiting for the Lufthansa bus to Strasbourg, France.  The bus arrived near the Strasbourg train station two and one half hours later.  There my friend collected me for our trip back to his town.

This time we will go by way of Paris and connect by train to Strasbourg.  The trip is just as long and we will go from Gare de l’Est.  There is a train from Charles De Gaulle airport direct to the Strasbourg station, but we wish to go into Paris for a day.  They did not have the train from the airport until recent years, so perhaps it is a better way to go.  Usually I let price and connection time determine which airport to use to go to Alsace, but my travel companions want to see Paris. One will see if for the first time.  We will go on Air Canada via Toronto to Paris. I have flown AC before, but only to Canada.

Click on any image for a larger view and go through the gallery.

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