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Host Rick Steves at Vaux-le-Vicomte, France.
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Host Rick Steves at Vaux-le-Vicomte, France.

Airs Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Side-tripping from Paris into the Ile-de-France, we indulge in the world of royal and aristocratic extravagance in the pre-Revolutionary playground of France's elite.

On "Paris Side-Trips," we explore Versailles, Europe's palace of palaces; exquisite Vaux-le-Vicomte; and extravagant Fontainebleau, home to centuries of French rulers.

We'll also marvel at the glass and statuary of Chartres cathedral and dine like kings.

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Paris Side-Trips: Preview
RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Fontainebleau, France: Royal Château
RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Versailles, France: Ultimate Royal Palace

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About Season 8:


Season 8 includes 12 vivid episodes covering Turkey, France, Israel, Palestine, Italy, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, and Germany in delicious, wide-screen, high-definition.

(Released fall 2014).

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Season 8 Preview