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    Trip to France

    At the middle of March I am going to attend
    the following conference in Marsella.

    "European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition (EWEC)"
    http://www.ewec2009.info/

    My wife and me will be there for two more weeks and we want to visit the
    surronding cities.

    Any advice or recommendation will be appreciated.
    Thanks

    Alfredo

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    Alfredo,

    If you head east from Marseilles, you'll be on the Cote d'Azur, my old stomping ground for many a year. Not too far east (just past Toulon), you'll find a small town called Hyeres. From there, you can take a ten minute boat out to the Iles de Porquerolles. That trip in itself is worth a day.

    You need to visit Nice and Monte Carlo. Some of the smaller towns (Antibes, Juan les Pins) are very pleasant. Grasse is worth a trip, and so is St Paul de Vence. If you're into art, the Fondation Maeght is near Nice, the Chagall museum is there as well, and there's a Picasso museum in Antibes. There's a nice collection of antique furniture at the Rothschild villa on Cap Ferrat.

    Let me know the kinds of things you want to see, and I'll try to steer you in the right direction...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    I'm not sure where exactly you are going, but if you get close to where Jean Francois Escoulen does his woodturning, you should drop in for a visit, or maybe even a class

    His site is >> here <<
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Stu,

    Looks like the workshop's about 150 KM north of marseille, and off the beaten path...

    Maybe there's some train service...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Bill
    Thank you for your recomendations.
    My wife wants to go to Venice and
    I think it is a lovely and romantic city.
    I know there are a lot of places to visit
    in this area of europe. That is the reason I am
    looking for help.
    Stu
    If I could make contact with Jean Francois
    it would be very nice to meet a famous
    woodworker.
    There is a program called goggle earth
    that it useful to find addresses all over the
    world.

    Thanks for your help.

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    I am back to work.
    With the help of God
    we went and came back
    from France and surrounding
    lands.
    There are a lot of threads
    for reading.
    Regards

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    Good to have you back!


    So, how was France?

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Welcome back, Alfredo! Now, where's the pictures? You can't go to France and not take some pictures.

    Mike
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    Welcome back. How was the conference?

    And I agree with Mike...we need to see some pictures.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    I received an email from the Head of Conferences and Events saying that the conference (EWEC) in Marseille was their biggest event so far with a record number of participants attending the conference and exhibition.
    - 7,500 participants from over 80 countries
    - More than 1,900 delegates attended over 50 conference sessions and side events
    - Over 5,600 visitors came to the largest ever EWEC exhibition, with 390 exhibitors spread over 9,200m2.

    My wife and me were three weeks in europe. The first week was the conference and I took some pictures in Marseille. The next two weeks we
    visited four cities: Prague (Praha), Vienna (Wien), Florence (Firenze) and Pisa.
    Also I took some pictures and video of these beatiful cities.

    Having download the pictures of my camera, I will post some of them.

    Regards

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