Spring trips for the traveler, at home and abroad

Easter Weekend, April 10 and 11, will herald the opening of Winterthur in Spring. Traditionally, the gardens are at their peak of bloom from mid-April through early June, and visitors to Winterthur will be able to enjoy the acres of display gardens, the American Sampler Tour, and sixteen of the most magnificent museum rooms on an unreserved basis from Saturday, April 10 through Sunday, June 7. The Winterthur Museum and Gardens is located on Route 52, six miles northwest of Wilmington, Delaware.

Winterthur is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, with a 25% discount for senior citizens, students over 12, and groups of 25 or more. A ticket for the gardens only is $2 for adults, with $1.50 for others.

On May 16, for the seventh consecutive year, the streets, boulevards and riverbanks of Paris, from the Bois de Bologne to the Bois de Vincennes, become the backdop for the 42 kilometer Marathon de Paris. The marathon is open to US runners, both amateur and professional. More than 500 French runners attend the New York Marathon each year.

The May 12 to 19 package covers roundtrip Air France airfare to Paris, the Marathon registration fee, six nights at the first class PLM St. Jacques Hotel, daily continental breakfast, airport/hotel transfers, transportation to the race , and a Marathon tee shirt.

The all-inclusive price from New York is $960, based on double hotel occupancy. Departures on the one week program are also offered from Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles. To make reservations, contact Air France or your travel agent.

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