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My first tour- made it to Chartres!

I am happy to say that I made to France for my Loire to the South of France tour which starts later this afternoon. We (I am traveling with my mom) flew from Seattle to Iceland and then on to Paris CDG, all on Iceland Air. I will say they were a bit picky about bag sizes—mine fit in fine in the bag sizer and was under 10 kg so I was able to carry it on. Their personal item allowance is quite small but my small backpack was allowed. We had no issues with delays and our 1:25 layover in Iceland was more than sufficient.

When we arrived in Chartres yesterday, it was 99 degrees. Quite the shock for sun starved Seattlites! We had a nice dinner outside and tried to keep our eyes open until 9pm. Off to go meet our fellow tour members now, but will post a full recap after the end of the tour. Cheers!

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Glad you have arrived — bienvenue en France!

Enjoy your tour!

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Meg- thanks for sharing your arrival to lovely Chartres. Fond memories of this phenomenal tour!! Enjoy.

“Quite the shock for sun starved Seattleites.”
Agree! We are hoping for for the “predicted start of summer” next week. High of 77! ;)

à votre santé!

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Good Luck! Enjoy! Look forward to the report.

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Awesome! I'm doing this tour in late September. Could you DM the hotel list to me? I have a feeling it will probably be the same and I'm very curious. No rush obviously.

Have a blast and be safe!

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Woohoo! So happy you got there!

Who is your guide?

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Thank you, everyone! Our guide is Julie Sonveau. I’m loving my first tour experience!

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Julie was our guide on my recent May 29 Best of Eastern France tour. Loved her! You are in good hands. Say hello to her for me and have a wonderful time.

Linda from California

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How is everything going from a covid perspective?

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Linda- Julie was so wonderful! That eastern France tour looks amazing.

Jill- the tour just concluded and didn’t have anyone get covid. There were 26 of us.

I will post a full tour report when I’m home and I can type on my computer rather than my phone.

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I'm so happy to hear that, Meg! Glad you had a wonderful trip! Looking forward to the trip report!

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Meg, so glad you had a great trip. And no one got Covid -- Yay!
I'm anxiously waiting for your tour report. It'll be good to compare notes of your actual tour with my plans for tour free time.