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Photos: Lessons Learned from a Vacation Without Reservations

What would happen if you took a trip without any plans? Travel the old-fashioned way: using advice from folks you meet along the way. We dropped our reporter in France and told him: wing it! See where the locals took him.

By , Friday, Nov 18, 2011, 1:00 PM

Source Article: Photos: Lessons Learned from a Vacation Without Reservations

Johan Pascaud-Blandin

Name: Johan Pascaud-Blandin
Met at: Le Repaire de Bacchus Wine Shop, in Paris
Recommends: the vineyards near Le Moulin du Mesnil, Saint-Georges-sur-Cher (see next slide)

(Imke Lass)

Vineyards

Vineyards near Le Moulin du Mesnil, Saint-Georges-sur-Cher.

(Imke Lass)

Yvonne David

Name: Yvonne David
Met at: Le Moulin du Mesnil, in Saint-Georges-sur-Cher
Recommends: patio dining at Le Pont de l'Ouysse, in Lacave (see next slide)

(Imke Lass)

Patio Dining

Patio dining at Le Pont de I'Ouysse, in Lacave.

(Imke Lass)

Stephane Chambon

Name: Stephane Chambon
Met at: Le Pont de l'Ouysse, in Lacave
Recommends: the hillside city of Rocamadour (see next slide)

(Imke Lass)

Rocamadour

The hillside city of Rocamadour.

(Imke Lass)

Anne-Laure Hoaro

Name: Anne-Laure Hoaro
Met at: Carré d'artistes, in Aix-en-Provence
Recommends: Old Port (Vieux Port) of Marseille (next slide)

(Imke Lass)

Old Port of Marseille

Old Port (Vieux Port) of Marseille.

(Imke Lass)

Liisa Corbiere

Name: Liisa Corbiere
Met at: Old Port (Vieux Port) of Marseille
Recommends: Calanques, in Cassis (next slide)

(Imke Lass)

Cassis

Calanques, in Cassis.

(Imke Lass)