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THE FASCINATING FIGURES OF ROUEN, FRANCE

Rouen, France

Rouen is the kind of place that charms you immediately. Before you even set foot on a cobbled stone, your eyes will rest on the spires of the famed Rouen Cathedral, rising above the medieval quarters and buildings. As you wander the stunning streets, you’ll find yourself on a bit of a time hop, as Rouen’s greatest stories – and those who starred in them – are still very present today. Several of the people who have made their mark here need no introduction, though their significance merits highlighting…

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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: CRÊPES SUZETTE

Chef Jon Ashton Crepes Suzette

This Sunday, Chef Jon Ashton takes our taste buds to the patisseries and cafés that line the cobbled avenues of places like Rouen, Marseille, St-Tropez, Bordeaux and other French destinations that fill our Crystal Cruises bucket lists. Prep your pantry for Crepes Suzette, a decadent, classic French dessert fit for a king…

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THIRSTY THURSDAY: THAT’S WHISKEY WITH AN ‘E’

Irish Whiskey

What’s in a name? Or, a letter, in this case? Plenty. The nuances and differences between Irish whiskey and Scotch whisky are significant enough that they merit their own spellings. Actually, this is only due to the different translations of the same Gaelic phrase, “uisge beatha (meaning “water of life”),” and the similarities between the two outnumber the differences…

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WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THE EMERALD ISLE

Ireland, Cliffs of Dingle

The heart of Ireland is worn proudly on its sleeve, from the melodies that spill into the city streets from the pubs and seem to echo clear across the rolling hills to the sea. Indeed, you can hear, see and taste its rich spirit in every distinct town and city. Ireland is passionate, complex, welcoming and gloriously beautiful. Because of this unabashed character, many of Ireland’s tales and top sites are famous the world over. But there is still so much to discover…

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