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Old Aug 5th, 2013, 01:01 PM
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The Dordogne physically looks nice but I'd rather be in a part of France with a French feel than a British or American!
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Yes the cave drawings in Rouffignac and Lascaux are clearly deriative of American works.
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Old Aug 5th, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Slough, England (brother in law used to work there)

Le Havre, France (DH finished a marathon there - I spent 4 miserable hours there waiting for him)

Brignoles, France (stayed there for a relative's wedding that was held at a beautiful chateau about 45 mins away. The hotel in Brignoles was lovely, but we didn't care for the town at all).
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Old Aug 5th, 2013, 01:29 PM
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There is a loo in a pub near Portchester, England that I don't care to see again.
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Old Aug 5th, 2013, 01:32 PM
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I think that loo has a cousin in Spain.
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Old Aug 5th, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Yes the cave drawings in Rouffignac and Lascaux are clearly deriative of American works.>

as as they are derivative of French - the French for your information are a fairly recent immigrant community here - French was not even the lingua franca till after Napoleon's time - actually very few regions of France until 1800 or so spoke any French - so yes the Cave Men are as much American as they are French.
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Old Aug 5th, 2013, 01:38 PM
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I'll nominate The Isle of Skye
didn't get Rome
Vienna
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Nice: was so excited to visit, but it's just another beach resort town, with a crappy beach. i'd much rather spend time in a nearby spot like villefranche sur mer or another french riviera town. (btw, i really enjoyed monaco/monte carlo. lots of flash, sure, but ate good, reasonable food, the place is lovely and there was a free, international fireworks competition the day we were there this summer.)

puerto vallarta, mexico: and i had a good time. i'm just not impressed with mexico (been to 2 other cities) and i'll spend my vacation dollar on another tropical spot.

london: i've only had day-long layovers a couple of times, but none of it whetted my travel appetite.

poland & russia: now, it's true that i haven't been to either since before the iron curtain came down. i'm sure it's different/better, but...not interested.
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Old Aug 5th, 2013, 02:49 PM
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oops, yes, i'm aware that mexico is not in europe, lol. but others named u.s. cities, so i forgot the original question!
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Old Aug 5th, 2013, 04:27 PM
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Brussels (except for Grand Platz)
Colmar, much preferred the villages on the wine route and the city of Strasbourg.
Any place that exists only for tourism today.. It's OK to stop by to see it but not to spend time as an overnight.
Some of those that I wouldn't visit again for that reason are:
Santillana del Mar, Spain
Obidos, Portugal
Oia, Santorini, Greece
We were advised to stay in all of these, a mistake.
There were many places nearby where we would preferred to spend time.
We also try to avoid cruise ship ports which is difficult as we love being on or near the seaside.I hope more towns follow Dubrovnik in limiting the number of cruise ships that are allowed to visit.
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Old Aug 5th, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Casablanca -never ever again

Cannes - they call that a "beach"! Just didn't do it for me
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Maudie, I hope you got to other places in Morocco. Agree that Casablanca is a pit.
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Old Aug 5th, 2013, 06:29 PM
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Yes the cave drawings in Rouffignac and Lascaux are clearly deriative of American works.>

as as they are derivative of French - the French for your information are a fairly recent immigrant community here - French was not even the lingua franca till after Napoleon's time - actually very few regions of France until 1800 or so spoke any French - so yes the Cave Men are as much American as they are French.
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The cave drawing predate your illogic by 15,000 years.
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Old Aug 5th, 2013, 06:32 PM
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Santillana del Mar, Spain

My wife and I were very fortunate to see the cave drawing at Altamira before they were closed to public, so Santillana is special palce for us. And the parador there is very nice.
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Old Aug 5th, 2013, 06:53 PM
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Tell me more about Colmar. I have never been. But from the pics I've seen, it looks quite lovely.
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Vienna struck me wrong and I haven't been back in 40 years so perhaps it deserves a second chance.
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Old Aug 6th, 2013, 05:01 AM
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Luxembourg - just a bit boring.
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Old Aug 6th, 2013, 05:09 AM
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Not in Europa, but Tangier, Morocco
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Old Aug 6th, 2013, 05:15 AM
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Stevelyon, " bilbobugler has obviously never been in Asda in Burnley"

well I worked near there and had to go one time and while it was bad it was not as bad as Kilmarnock, the place is as if the vicars are issued with ugly sticks. ;-0
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Old Aug 6th, 2013, 05:38 AM
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Swindon - Grim, concrete, and a counter round about (don't ask). We got lost in Swindon and it was like being lost in Heck (it's not interesting enough to be Hell). I actually prefer Croydon (not that I would recommend it either).
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Old Aug 6th, 2013, 12:32 PM
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Madrid... I prefer cities on or near water....
Monaco.... small/sterile
Brussels.... borring

Another vote against Tangier... tout hell.
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