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You can join Michigan Radio on-air hosts and reporters for fabulous vacation opportunities to exciting destinations. Through our partnership with select tour operators, you'll enjoy a unique trip, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Michigan Radio.When you travel with Michigan Radio, you’ll enjoy a personalized experience accompanied by one of our on-air hosts and carefully selected local guides. You’ll join other travelers who are full of curiosity, are interested in life-long learning…and share a love of public radio. If that sounds like you, learn more about our vacation opportunities below.

Looking Back on "France Magnifique" with Cynthia Canty

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“Vive le France!”

That’s what Michigan Radio travelers were saying during their two-weeks exploring the beauty, history and fabulous food of France this July.

Stateside host Cynthia Canty joined with Michigan Radio listeners for the France Magnifique tour. They were led by tour director Greg Hall. Along with being a West Michigander, Greg is a loyal Michigan Radio listener, a skilled guide with Collette Tours and a native French speaker. It was a perfect fit!

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Michigan Radio listeners bonding in Paris, July 2019.

The tour kicked off in Paris with a perfect evening cruise on the Seine, docking right near the Eiffel Tower.

That was the first adventure of many over the next two weeks. On to Normandy to walk the hallowed D-Day beaches of Omaha and Utah. The long-but-worthwhile climb up to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

Through Brittany and on to the Loire Valley. Exploring the medieval city of Avignon, with its famed Palace of the Popes.

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Patisserie in France.

Discovering fabulous food markets, enjoying wonderful meals and good wine. Cyndy joined with listeners Linda and Alye to be guided by Michelin-star Chef Jean-Marc Larrue in making lavender-infused creme brûlée!

The final stop was in the south of France, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, to explore Nice, Monaco and Monte Carlo.

Friendships and lasting memories were made: the best reward of a Michigan Radio tour!

You can view more photos from the France Magnifique trip here.

Michigan Radio invites you to explore more exciting places with fellow listeners, along with Lester Graham, on our next listener trip to Costa Rica. Spend a week in some of the most beautiful rainforests in Central America while learning about the environmentally conscious lifestyle the "ticos" embrace. Learn more

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Credit Cynthia Canty / Michigan Radio