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Marie Sherlock

Marie Sherlock is an award-winning freelance writer, editor and author based in Portland, Oregon. Marie has written dozens of travel pieces as well as countless features, essays and opinion pieces. Her work has appeared in diverse publications, from Family Circle and Your Money to Northwest Travel & Life and Oregon Coast as well as a number of online sites including MapQuest (Travel/Parachute), EuropeUpClose, FrugalPortland and LivingOnTheCheap.

Villefranche-sur-Mer: Combat Naval Fleuri

Villefranche-sur-Mer and its famous Combat Naval Fleuri (Naval Battle of the Flowers) “Bad start, good finish.” This little piece of wisdom eluded me when my husband and I arrived in Nice on March 3, 2014. All I could think of was that we’d just spent the better part of a day flying from wintry, rainy Portland, …

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Oradour-sur-Glane, France: The Martyrs’ Village

Oradour-sur-Glane, France: The Martyrs’ Village As you enter the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane, the sign says, simply, “Souviens-toi.” Remember. I assure you that you will not forget your visit to this remarkable town. Located about 15 miles west of Limoges, in the central west of France, Oradour-sur-Glane has been forever immortalized for one fateful day …

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