Jacques' photos


  • 201307 Cruise St Petersburg Kizhi Moscow

    St Petersburg, imperial town of tsars, offers a mountain of incredible treasures as its gigantic museum named Ermitage; From there began our cruise on MS Sergei Diaghilev up to Moscow, on Neva then Svir river, Ladoga and Onega lakes (Kizhi Pogost) then th…

  • 201307 Russian Cruise Map

    We made the river cruise on MS Sergei Diaghilev between St Petersburg and Moscow from 05 of July to 15 of July 2013; This large boat very well maintained made an extension up to Kizhi in Republic of Karelia and passed many impressive locks; The total rive…

  • 201306 Armada Seine Parade at Villequier

    TO SEE ENLARGED FOR DETAILS AS ALL PICTURES HAVE BEEN REDUCED; This collage shows some of the tall ships descending the Seine River from Rouen on 120 km to join the ocean in Honfleur; Much more boats were present and it lacks here the biggest, the Russian…


  • 201306 Armada Seine-Parade at Villequier

    It was my dream to see these majestic vessels from the countryside as could see them the normand cows (ha! ha! ha!) far from the crowds of Rouen! It has been formidable to see all these cathedrals of the seas cruising silently the Seine river before leavi…

  • 201303 Portugal Azores Sao Miguel

    Sao Miguel, often described as the most beautiful, is certainly the island of the Azores which offers you a complete holiday, between the landscapes of flowers and greenery, the famous "lagoas" (crater lakes), the animated cities and the multitude ancestr…

  • 201303 Açores Sao Miguel Map

    São Miguel (Portuguese for St. Michael) also known as the "Green Island", is the largest and most populated of the Azores Islands; São Miguel was colonized by Portuguese settlers in 1433; It was originally two islands, but was joined together into one is…


  • 201209 FranceNormandieEtretatAlabasterCoast

    The sea made splendid white and high cliffs at Alabaster coast, mostly in Etretat where Claude Monet used to come and paint variations of light along seasons; Fécamp, close to Etretat, rooms the famous Benedictine liqueur in a palace also museum while re…

  • 201209 EtretatSeineMaritime

    We have rented a calm bungalow in the Manniquerville Hotel-Chateau close to the ravishing white cliffs of Etretat and have explored all the Alabaster Coast and some marvels of this sweet part of France as the fantastic deeply ornate parish church of Caude…

  • 201206 LyonAlpsProvenceCatalognaBarcelona

    The previous trip was in red, the real trip is in blue; Regions of France have been rerranged since that year in a fewer number (22 to 13); A one month trip of 4,600 km all by secondary roads with a mountain of marvels seen everyday and still so many not…


  • 201206 FranceAlpsProvenceOccitanieBarcelonaAndo rreAquitaine

    TO SEE ENLARGED FOR DETAILS!!! Our objective was to visit better the large town of Lyon and explore the National Parks of Alps and the towns of Provence and Occitanie, then Barcelona and the Sagrada Familia, then Andorra, Aquitaine, Dordogne, Pays de Loi…

  • 201203 Italy Sicily Sites

    TO SEE ENLARGED!!! This part of Southern Italy has known many invasions and civilisations as attest the many Greek, Roman or Norman archaeological treasures very well preserved; The island possesses also the most active volcano of Europe, Mount Etna which…

  • 201203 Italy Sicily Map and EuropAcar Story

    The tour is drawn in yellow; We needed two cars as the first died near the Greek temple of Segesta (clutch out of service); Europacar rentals at airport picked up on my account weeks later an important amount of money without showing the repair facture of…


  • 201112 Malta Roads Map

    We arrived in Malta Luqa INTL, took our Avis rented car and drove North to take the Gozo ferry in Marfa; Not easy as driving is on left and all commands are reversed in the car! So we visited first Gozo and its landmarks; Back in Malta we have driven all…

  • 201112 Gozo and Malta

    Minuscule islands of the Mediterranean sea located Southwest of Sicily; Quite only villages and towns on rocks, no great wild landscapes but a multitude of very rich churches and cathedrals unbelievable to visit! Malte people have kept the left English wa…

  • 201106 AdriaticSeaTour

    TO SEE ENLARGED FOR DETAILS! There are many outstanding places (as Metz, Alsace, Strasbourg, Ulm, Reggensburg, Passau, Munchen, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Plitvice, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Ljubljana, Kotor Mouthes, Dolomites, Napoli, Vesuvio, Rome, Orvieto,…


  • 201106 AdriaticSeaTrip

    We crossed 11 Nations (2 two times France and Croatia) during this unforgettable trip, high moutains, gorgeous landscapes and many antic towns full of wonders and often listed as UNESCO sites; During these 28 days I drove 6.050 km and we crossed the Adria…

  • 201103 Portugal Madeira in Spring

    Madeira is heaven on earth! Grandiose landscapes, billions of flowers, exotical gardens, exquisite fruits, sweet climate and welcoming people! We drove on all possible roads to explore this volcanic island of Atlantic ocean.

  • 201103 Portugal Madeira in Spring

    TO SEE ENLARGED!!! Images are not in the exact order of the trip but close to it; We have loved Sao Jorge, Funchal orchyds and exotical gardens, the mysterious central high mountains and all the impressive coastal cliffs; I understand now why empress Siss…


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