Located on the main street in Auvers-sur-Oise, Auberge Ravoux is the French inn where Vincent Van Gogh spent the last 2 1/2 months of his life.  During that time he completed more than 80 paintings and 64 sketches before  he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Do you have a favorite pic below? Auberge Photo […]

My mother is an artist, and during the childhood years I spent living in Europe, she dragged me to every art museum in Western Europe.  While I certainly didn’t appreciate the experience as a child, I appreciate it much more as an adult.  (Although, for the record, I only need a day to experience the Louvre while […]

Port Cergy is a marina on the Oise River.  The marina can hold about 100 boats, and the area around the marina includes residences, restaurants, and shops.  We ate at a lovely Alsacian restaurant visible across the water to the left in this shot.  As we sat outside on the waterfront a gorgeous, full moon […]

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