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Images From a Quick Trip to France

BY Lisa Lindblad

May 30, 2014

Countryside, Champagne-Ardenne region of France

Countryside, Champagne-Ardenne region of France

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13th c doors of Notre Dame de Villeneuve l'Archeveque classified as a Monument Historique

13th c doors of Notre Dame de Villeneuve l’Archeveque classified as a Monument Historique

As always in France, delicious bread and pastries

As always in France, delicious bread and pastries

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Gate to an ancient estate

Gate to an ancient estate

Musee de la Chasse

Musee de la Chasse

Momo, designer cat?

Momo, designer cat?

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The Albertine