This delightful city in the Alsace region of France, similar to so many European cities, has an interesting and colorful history.
On Mittwuch, (Wednesday) a 35-minute train trip found us in Basel, the 3rd largest city located in northwest Switzerland where the Swiss, French and German borders meet. Pronounced Basel in English and German and Bâle in French, we found this dynamic city easy to navigate and a joy to explore.
Annecy and Voiron are both beautiful little towns that we wanted to visit so we booked our train tickets and off we went exploring. Trains are comfortable, spacious, fast and timely making traveling around France sooooo easy.
“There is a mountain at the end of every street.” Grenoble is often described in this way and we wholeheartedly agree! Then, when the Alps are covered in snow; they become breathtakingly beautiful.
Barcelona has been in the news recently with demonstrations for and against Catalan separation and demonstrations regarding ‘overtourism’. We have focused our explorations primarily on beautiful southern Spain but despite the tensions in Barcelona, we wanted to make a brief stop in this north eastern city.
Sevilla, Spain is a majestic city and we are thankful we saved it for our final destination in Andalusía. We often awoke in the morning to the soothing sounds of horses clip-clopping past on the street below. We found this to be a soothing sound and one we quickly got used to hearing.