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Aislyn on the Medieval Pont De Avignon bridge in Avignon

Aislyn, Europe Specialist

A Boston native, Aislyn grew up skiing in the White Mountains and spending summers on the shores of Cape Cod. When she is not traveling, she loves to go hiking, cycling and swimming. While obtaining her bachelor's degree in Art History, she spent a summer studying at the Sorbonne University in Paris and fell in love with France immediately. In her professional career, she has traveled throughout France, as well as the UK and Ireland extensively. Her favorite trips have included: biking up the coast of Scotland while tasting whisky along the way, skiing in the French Alps, champagne tasting in Champagne, and cycling throughout the countryside of Provence.

Aislyn has been fortunate to travel with Audley all over France including the busy streets of Paris, the famous beaches of Normandy, and the royal châteaux of the Loire Valley. Her most recent trip included a month long journey to the UK and Ireland where she had the opportunity to drive the Wild Atlantic Way and explore the jagged coastline as well as spend time adventuring into the Highlands of Scotland.

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I'll never forget when…

My most memorable experience while visiting France would be hiking along the calanques of Cassis. A small Mediterranean fishing port and only a 45-minute ride from Aix-en-Provence, Cassis is the perfect spot for a day trip filled with shopping, hiking, swimming and the freshest seafood. The picturesque town is filled with cafes, restaurants, and shops overlooking the water. The marina offers a spectacular view of pastel-shaded buildings and an assortment of boats glistening in the sun. The real reason to visit Cassis is to hike in the famous calanques (coves), narrow inlets framed by steep limestone cliffs. There are three different coves to visit, depending on how much time you have. The hike itself is just challenging enough, allowing you to get the most incredible mountainous views of the sea without breaking too much a sweat. After your hike, there are several areas to swim in - I recommend Grande Mer Beach, in central Cassis. You'll see kayakers, windsurfers and local fisherman in the distance as you float in the cool refreshing water after an incredible day.

Photos of Aislyn

Aislyn on a coastal path in Antrim, Ireland Aislyn on a coastal path in Antrim, Ireland
Aislyn in the Beaujolais wine region, France Aislyn in the Beaujolais wine region, France
Aislyn at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, UK Aislyn at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, UK
Aislyn in Edinburgh, Scotland Aislyn in Edinburgh, Scotland
Aislyn outside Château La Chenevière near Bayeux Aislyn outside Château La Chenevière near Bayeux
Aislyn cider tasting Aislyn cider tasting
Aislyn among the Roman ruins in Glanum, Provence Aislyn among the Roman ruins in Glanum, Provence
Aislyn hiking in Chamonix, France Aislyn hiking in Chamonix, France
Aislyn at Lake Annecy, France Aislyn at Lake Annecy, France
Aislyn in Lyon, France Aislyn in Lyon, France
Aislyn at Versailles, Paris Aislyn at Versailles, Paris

Photos taken by Aislyn

Château de Cheverny, Loire Valley Château de Cheverny, Loire Valley
Hunting hounds, Château de Cheverny Hunting hounds, Château de Cheverny
Castle in the Beaujolais Castle in the Beaujolais
Beaujolais wine region Beaujolais wine region
Beaujolais wine region, Lyon Beaujolais wine region, Lyon
Le Semnoz hike Le Semnoz hike
Lac d'Annecy at dusk Lac d'Annecy at dusk
Beaujolais grapes, France Beaujolais grapes, France
Golden stone building Golden stone building
Beaujolais wines Beaujolais wines
Different silks Different silks
Silk scarves Silk scarves